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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Common Standard Operational Procedures for the Union Civil Protection Mechanism Modules and Teams (UCPM SOPs)

Area of activity/subject: improving interoperability and coordination of modules and teams

Summary of the project: The goal of the project is to give recommendations to and improve the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of modules and teams in the UCPM Communication and Information System (CECIS). The project aims at harmonizing the existing SOPs by improving the already existing SOP guidance document, promoting it, and creating a common SOP template that enables the introduction of consistent, relevant and appropriate SOPs for all UCPM modules and teams. The template that facilitates the writing of SOPs will lead to coordinated and higher quality SOPs. Consistent SOPs improve cooperation in exercises and missions. The project thus contributes to the improved functioning of the Mechanism and the Union's ability to efficiently respond to future disasters.


Emergency Services College / Finland (ESC) / Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC)
Hulkontie 83, FI-70820 Kuopio, Finland

Project coordinators

German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) – Germany

Humanitarian Association of Volunteer Firefighters of Peniche (BVP) – Portugal

Presentation at the kick off meeting