Project Objectives

Conducted within the project research and feasibility assessments of common good practices in preparedness and response to CBRN emergencies will result in new training and exercise opportunities within Knowledge Network. Networking opportunities, through on-line network of expert, as a final outcome, will enhance use of UCPM and EU tools and engage partners from outside EU.

Project provides for 2 international workshops, in Lviv, Ukraine, and in Minsk, Belarus, to improve response capacity of participating countries to use UCPM and EU tools, and enhance cooperation in disaster response among civil protection, disaster management, marine pollution, humanitarian actors and international organisations.

Project key activities and timelines

Analysis and research on current training and exercise activities and procedures, based on the risks common in Easter Europe and the Middle East

Compilation of civil protection knowledge, expertise and methodologies based on specific disaster risk scenarios common in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Workshop on the development of scenario-based approaches in trainings and exercises within UCPM; November, 2021 - Lviv, Ukraine

Workshop on testing and applying scenario-based approaches in trainings and exercises within UCPM, May, 2022 – Minsk/Borisov, Belarus;

Development of on-line experts support network for UCPM scenario-based trainings and exercises in CBRN preparedness and response outside EU.

Project Deliverables

Conducted within the project research and feasibility assessments of common good practices in preparedness and response to CBRN emergencies will result in new training and exercise opportunities and an on-line network of experts, to enhance Knowledge Network.

2 international workshops, in Lviv, Ukraine, and in Minsk, Belarus, will enhance cooperation in disaster response among civil protection, disaster management, marine pollution, humanitarian actors and international organisations.

Expected Outcomes

Core project outcomes include sharing the expertise in civil protection and risk disaster management among EU and non-EU members. Conducted within the project research and feasibility assessments of common good practices in preparedness and response to CBRN emergencies will result in new training and exercise opportunities within Knowledge Network. Networking opportunities, through on-line network of expert, as a final outcome, will enhance use of UCPM and EU tools and engage partners from outside EU to develop Knowledge Network.

The project outputs include the compilation of common good practices in prevention, preparedness and response by all relevant organisations as a working tool, the compilation of training and exercises courses templates by participating partners as a working tool, on-line experts support network for UCPM training and exercises in CBRN preparedness and response outside EU.

Assistance and civil protection experts database will be developed and maintained as on-line experts support network for UCPM training and exercises in CBRN preparedness and response outside EU. This on-line network will contain offers for training and exercises on UCPM use.

Project results will improve response capacity of participating countries to use UCPM and EU tools. Cooperation in disaster response among civil protection, disaster management, marine pollution, humanitarian actors and international organisations will be improved.

Network of relevant civil protection and other disaster management actors will be established, involving also climate change adaptation practitioners. CBRN expertise will be further developed and lessons will be identified and shared.

Project Evaluation

The project evaluation will enable to assess whether and how the project overall and specific objectives, have been achieved. With respect to evaluating the overall outcomes of the project, the evaluation will use established evaluation criteria (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency), with additional, EU specific criteria (e.g., added value; consistency with other EU actions).

The evaluation will be implemented by a group of independent evaluators to work independently of the Project Management Team from the start of the project to the end.

The Evaluation team will use SMART indicators and judgment criteria. It will concentrate on the relevance of the training and exercises tool developed in WP3 and ways and means to test and enhance UCPM and develop Knowledge Network.

The following SMART indicators assist to maintain UCPM in all project activities:

  • Specific - An increased understanding of the UCPM and increased interoperability and national preparedness to use international tools and UCPM in case of CBRN emergency
  • Measurable - quantitative – Increased number of local and national stakeholders both professional and volunteer in civil protection and fire service are engaged in UCPM cooperation; qualitatively increased knowledge about UCPM and experience to use it
  • Attainable - Surveys will be attained from all participants to confirm changing attitudes and positive reactions/responses to use and promotion of UCPM
  • Relevant - data on usefulness and growing national and international interoperability with UCPM will be obtained during all the exercises and collected directly among the relevant participants based on accurate data and provided to relevant stakeholders
  • Time-bound - The proposed training and exercise templates will contain detailed timelines to allow well in advance budgeting and prior planning for national civil protection

Synopsis

NET-CBRN-REACT project unites partners from Eastern Europe and Middle East in implementing the Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network (hereafter "Knowledge Network").

NET-CBRN-REACT is contributing to the implementation of the Knowledge Network as an inclusive platform of shared knowledge and expertise, good practices and networking in order to establish common understanding and shared culture of prevention, preparedness and response in civil protection and disaster risk management in the EU and the wider Neighbourhood.

Contacts

International Centre for Chemical Safety and Security
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