dsc_2597From 13 to 15 December 2016 Split (Croatia) will host the last working group meeting 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 response: 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 during the previous working groups held in Bonn and Split in January and April 2016 to follow up the work done previously.

As it was in the past working groups, 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 past meetings, the two groups reflecting the future composition of the multinational civil protection modules established – the first composed of experts 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”) 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 that will be tested during the Regional Field Exercise foreseen at end 2017.