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EU-CHEM-REACT-2

Command Post Exercise (CPX)
03-04 March, 2020

Command Post Exercise (CPX) 03-04 March, 2020 - General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova (IGSU), Chisinau, Moldova

CPX was organized within ICCSS led international project EU-CEM-REACT 2, funded by European Union. CPX successfully tested procedures to request and offer international assistance as a result of major man-made and natural disasters happening simultaneously in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, within European Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM). The relevant procedures of UN OCHA, WHO International Health Regulations (IHR) and OPCW, on provision of assistance were also tested.

It further enhanced response and coordination capacities in requesting and providing cross border assistance and Union Civil Protection Mechanism activation in case of events involving environmental emergencies. The relevant institutions/agencies form Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Ukraine joint the launch of the UCPM mechanism in training mode.

CPX promote EU, its values, with an emphasis on Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), and share national best practices and capacity building and positive stories about the EU and inform the public about our actions. CPX highlight the cooperation between the neighboring countries to mitigate chemical and environmental disasters and use of UCPM. CPX demonstrated Moldova’s civil protection capacities and its inter-operability and readiness to cooperate with international partners.

CPX was conducted ICCSS methodology of Comprehensive and Integrated Tabletop Exercises (CI-TTEx). The CI-TTEx comprehensive and integrated approach provides for an active involvement and cooperation of all relevant authorities who are engaged in crisis management and prevention, preparedness for and response to CBRN and natural emergencies. It is designed to test local, national and international procedures, including the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) activation and active cooperation with international organisations.

CPX was dedicated to one of the parallel events – flooding in Moldova. This allowed to conduct exercise operations of command centres and practical activation of Union Civil Protection Mechanism. CI-TTEx ensures possibility of taking lessons learnt after each phase of the project and verify and implement them in the consecutive phases of the project.

Full Scale Field Exercise (FX), to be held on 15-16 September, 2020 in Lviv, Ukraine, will test in practice the parts of scenario related chemical man-made and natural disasters. FX main focus on testing the use of UCPM and relevant information and assistance procedures of international organisations, including UN OCHA, OPCW, WHO IRH.

CPX was accompanied by parallel VIPs and Observer Program and an active Media program.



Documents:

Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova presentation >
Union Civil Protection Mechanism >
International response mechanisms >
VIP's Observers Program >
CPX Chisinau Program >
WHO CPX EU-CHEM-REACT-2 >
Co-funded by European Union Civil Protection