From 26 to 28 April 2016 Split (Croatia) will host the 2nd Working Group convened for theDevelopment of National Teams and Beneficiary Specific Documentation for High Capacity Pumping (HCP) and Flood Containment (FC) modules” as part of a set of capacity building initiatives under Lot 2 dedicated to the development and operability of two multinational civil protection modules on floods prevention: Flood containment and High Capacity Pumping 

Trainers from the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) – the consortium partners in charge of implementing this action – jointly with experts from the Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief of Slovenia (URSZR) and the Italian Civil Protection Department (DPC), will meet the same 28 civil protection experts coming from the Programme beneficiaries gathered in Bonn on last January to follow up the work done in Germany. 

As it was in Bonn, the EU Guidelines for Standard Operating Procedures (“SOPs”) for Civil Protection Modules (CPM) will continue to provide the framework for the national teams’ and multinational CPMs’ SOPs. On the basis of the working documents issued during the 1st working group, the two groups reflecting the future composition of the multinational civil protection modules established – the first gathering members from Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo* and Turkey, the second from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia – will be called to finalise the concepts of the national teams for High Capacity Pumping (“HCP”) and Flood Containment (“FC”) that were developed in Bonn and lastly to harmonise the finalised products in order to establishing the multinational Civil Protection Modules. (“CPMs”).  

This three days event is also aimed at further enhancing the cooperation among Programme beneficiaries in view of a possible real deployment of the multinational civil protection modules for Flood containment and High Capacity Pumping developed under IPA FLOODS Programme. Conclusive working group on these themes is expected on December 2016.