The Exchange of Experts Programme is open to all who:
- Are active in the field of civil protection, and
- Function in a professional or volunteer capacity within a civil protection institution or organization that:
- has a recognized role in civil protection such as governmental departments, emergency services and scientific institutes;
- is located in one of the participating states in the UCPM or eligible third countries.
|Area of expertise||Priority consideration categories|
|prevention and preparedness experts||registered in CECIS|
|(deputy) intervention team leaders||work in operation centres|
|liaison officers||in chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear defence (CBRN)|
|technical experts||in prevention and preparedness|
|assessment experts||in risk assessment|
|members of coordinating teams|
|key national contact points|
|staff responsible for emergency call handling and trainers|
|staff involved in policy making on disaster management|
NTC approval: Eligibility to participate in the Exchange of Experts Programme is dependent on gaining the approval of the National Training Coordinator (NTC) of your country.
Language requirements: experts must be have sufficient appropriate language skills (English and/or the language of the nation(s) visited) to ensure a successful exchange.
Equal opportunities: The programme explicitly encourages the participation of female experts.
Under certain circumstances, an interpreter may be provided if necessary for the successful completion of the exchange.