In the framework of IPA FLOODS Lot 1, the training for the management staff of multinational Civil Protection Modules for Flood Rescue using Boats (FRB) will be held from 4th to 8th April 2016 in Bled (Slovenia) with the specific support of the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (URSZR).

news_recuperoThe 4-day training course is designed for the representatives of the management structure of national teams/multinational Civil Protection Modules from IPA FLOODS beneficiaries involved in national and international interventions in case of floods. The overall objective of the training is to increase participants’ awareness of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism and to improve their knowledge of international disaster assistance operations especially by focusing on the role and tasks of Team Leaders, Deputy Team Leaders and Liaison Officers during a mission cycle of interventions. The course will look at the international response systems and coordination mechanisms enhancing team-work capabilities in the flood response context as well as discussing experiences from previous interventions, in particular those ones where special expertise was required. In addition to that, the training aims at increasing participants’ capabilities to lead and coordinate their respective units in a multi-task and multi-stakeholder context and to integrate them into the existing national and international coordination arrangements in a disaster-affected country.

Three experts per beneficiary, in their role as Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader and Liaison Officer in the respective national FRB teams, have been selected to join the training. The course include both theoretical sessions and group work, as well as a table-top exercise. The latter one will be an opportunity for the participants to get a taste of a “realistic” mission cycle experience and to apply theoretical knowledge to a major flood scenario. The training will be supported by an experienced team of lecturers, trainers and support staff from the IPA FLOODS implementing Consortium.