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UPCM – Full-scale exercises – 2020

Grants for projects which aim to improve the effectiveness of systems for preventing, preparing for and responding to major emergencies.

3.5 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Regions European Union, Candidate countries, New Independant States, Mediterranean countries, Balkans, Caucasus

* Member State/Participating State in the Mechanism (including the UK and overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
* Eligible non-EU countries:

  • IPA beneficiaries not participating in the mechanism: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo;
  • European Neighbourhood Policy countries:
    • East: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
    • South: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia

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Priorities and funded actions

* Improving civil protection preparedness and response to all kinds of disasters inside or outside the Member States of the Mechanism by providing a testing environment and a learning opportunity for all actors involved in civil protection assistance interventions: a full-scale exercise

* All kind of disasters inside or outside the EU can be depicted in the scenario for the exercises including: forest fires, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, marine pollution, medical, CBRN and multi-sectorial emergencies;
* This scenario must call for the activation of the Mechanism

Among financed actions
* Preparatory actions:
– Kick-off meeting;
– 1st planning conference;
– 2nd planning conference;
– 3rd planning conference (optional);
– Workshops, trainings, seminars, etc. (optional);
* Exercises: A mandatory full-scale exercise along with a minimum of a previous exercise in a progressive approach. This previous exercise can be either a tabletop or a command post
– Tabletop exercise with a minimum duration of 8 hours;
– Command post exercise with a minimum duration of 8 hours;
– Full-scale exercise with a minimum duration of 36 hours;
* After-action activities:
– Way forward meeting;
– Workshops, trainings, seminars, etc. (optional)

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: up to 24 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Belong to one of the following categories: private entities, public entities, or international organisations;
– Be established in one of the eligible countries

* The action must take place in an eligible country


* Indicative budget per lot:
– A) Internal budget item: 2 million  euro for exercises benefitting Member States in the UCPM.
– B) External budget item: 1.5 million euro for exercises primarily benefitting eligible non-EU countries as well as Member States in the UCPM

* Amount of the grant: up to 1 million euro

* Cofinancing rate: up to 85% of the total eligibel costs

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