Professional Dialogue Exercise PDEX-JIP (LAYMAN REPORT 3)


Project Fact Sheet

Project number: P101048587
Project name: Professional Dialogue Exercises – Jordan Israel Palestine
Project acronym: PDEX-JIP
Call: UCPM-2021-EX
Topic: UCPM-2021-INT
Type of action: UCPM Project Grants
Granting authority: European Commission-EU
Project Duration: 01/01/2022- 30/06/2023

Project Lead

European University Cyprus (EUC)

Project Partners

  1. D.M.A.T. Consulting KG (DMAT)
  2. Prepared International (PPI)
  3. Resilience Solutions International (RSI)
  4. Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. (JUH)
  5. Ministry of Interior Cyprus (CCD)
  6. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cyprus (MFA)


The overall aim of PDEX-JIP is to improve Civil Protection (CP) preparedness and response inside and outside the Member States of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) by providing a testing environment and a learning opportunity for all actors involved in CP interventions.
The sub-region of Jordan, Israel and Palestine is a unique training environment of outermost interest for the UPCM.

PDEX-JIP Project will:

  • produce an assessment of the CP situation,
  • draft joint Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) on parties’ request,
  • hold joint planning conferences,
  • implement a Table-Top Exercise (TTX) training Host Nation Support (HNS) in a specific environment,
  • perform a Joint Full-Scale Exercise (FSX),
  • provide an Evaluation that includes a Lessons Learned (LL) process and recommendations for the Way ahead,
  • provide the sub-region with HNS-guidelines considering the specific response environment.

The project is designed to achieve overall strengthening of disaster preparedness in the JIP region while increasing interoperability and HNS measures for international and regional disaster response.


  • Analyse the CP situation in the JIP region,
  • Conduct joint planning with JIP partners
  • Develop a joint SOP for international disaster response,
  • Prepare and conduct one HNS TTX
  • Prepare and conduct one joint FSX,
  • Conduct an evaluation of the current state of affairs in the region
  • Conclude with a LL procedure and recommend a way ahead for the JIP region.

Expected Results

  • Enable the response to a large-scale disaster in the region by creating interoperability between all involved actors
  • Enable support to vulnerable groups, Common SOP
  • Prepare and conduct one joint FSX,
  • Adaptation of disaster response plans,
  • Develop specific HNS guidelines

Kick Off Meeting 01.02.2022

The kick off meeting took place on Tuesday the 1st of February 2022, in Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Evangelos Katsaros, of the coordinating team, CERIDES and as the Research Associate, and Manager of the project, physically attended the meeting and presented the planned activities to the DG-ECHO Officers. Representatives from all consortium partners attended the meeting in virtual mode.

Hybrid Meeting 29-30.05.2022

A hybrid meeting took place in Tel Aviv and Ramallah between 29 and 30 May 2022. The 3 countries in their delegations included representatives from their Civil Protection National Authorities and various other services that will be instrumental for the Full Scale Exercise. The meeting took place in a really positive atmosphere and various details were discussed about the TTX Table Top Exercise that will take place in November and in particular about the SOP Standard
Operating Procedures during the exercise.

Main Planning Conference, Cyprus 2-3.11.2022

A historical meeting for the JIP region took place in Cyprus, in November 2022 with all the consortium participating but also JIP Delegations Attending; specifically Jordanian Delegation – National Center for Security and Crisis Management (NCSCM), Jordanian Civil Defense (JCD); Israeli Delegation – National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), and Military Liaison Office; Palestinian Delegation – Palestinian Civil Defense (PCD), Civil Affairs, Metrology, MOFA, and Military Liaison Office. From the United Nations: UNOCHA Jordan (regional JIP Professional Dialogue Project Coordinator, as well as conference facilitator), UNOCHA oPt, UNOCHA Emergency Response Section from Geneva.

Achievements of the Main Planning Conference (1/3)

As the JIP has worked successfully on the technical elements of a Flood Early Warning System there could also be in the future joint work on an Earthquake Early Warning Systems (EEWS). The Palestinian Civil Defence (hereinafter, PCD) conveyed the need to enhance their capabilities, access equipment, and develop search and rescue teams to ensure response success. PCD specified that they do not have the trucks, equipment, and warehousing to respond to natural disasters. As such, preparedness at the regional level is required in order to respond to all types of natural disasters and risks, in addition to receiving humanitarian assistance from international donors. Specific request also to develop the internal capacities of the PCD both in term of equipment and training.Jordan’s Civil Defence (hereinafter, JCD) and the National Center for Security and Crisis Management (hereinafter, NCSCM) agreed that common
understanding and proper terminology must be established to unify response efforts moving forward. JCD suggested that JIP could evolve to include new technical spheres, some work on which has been done bilaterally between Jordan and Israel already, as well as combating varying risks collectively by means of joint field work, risk assessments,
and continued coordination.

Achievements of the Main Planning Conference (2/3)

JIP delegations discussed key stakeholders’ services and infrastructure to be engaged in FSX, including the Current Status Exercise Logistics and Host Nation Support, incoming teams, EXCON, EUCPT, observers and VIP programme INSARAG cooperation.

Regarding the TTX Structure of the scenario, NEMA informed that their training audience will try to include 20 different organizations and ministries in Israel depending on the finalization of the scenario, and Jordan will have at least 36; the Palestinian Delegation likewise confirmed serious inter-ministerial commitment. OCHA added that there
are seven (7) INSARAG teams an hour flight away in the case of international assistance.

The coordinator, European University of Cyprus (CERIDES) introduced the evaluation of FSX Exercise and the awareness campaign that serve the purpose of facilitating improvement, including test response procedures, and providing practice for participants.

Achievements of the Main Planning Conference (3/3)

JIP delegations commenced with the revised trilateral understanding draft to establish the operationalization framework for collective response. NEMA indicated that the trilateral understanding is a milestone, and commended PCD for their pen-holding role in drafting the trilaterally agreed guiding principles elements.

JIP delegations will review the document language ensuring full coherence of language with INSARAG guidelines to ensure full clarity.

The JIP delegations and Consortium discussed the objectives of the TTX. Its aim is to conduct a discussion-based exercise, in which the planned FSX scenario will be simulated and discussed, in addition to all relevant existing plans, documents, maps, guidelines etc. can be used and elaborated on, as well as possible problems and connected solutions identified for an efficient and simulated FSX.

Table Top Exercise parallel in Jordan, Israel and Palestine 08-09.01.2023

The aim of the TTX was to conduct a discussion-based exercise, in which the planned FSX scenario was simulated and discussed. All relevant existing plans, documents, maps, guidelines etc. were used and elaborated on, possible problems and connected solutions were identified and at the end the ground for an efficient simulated FSX was set. Consortium experts facilitated the TTX in all three areas (Amman, Ramallah, Tel Aviv) familiarizing all beneficiaries with
International Assistance Procedures.

Table Top Exercise Jordan

Jordan has not been severely affected by the earthquake and simulated efforts to fully support Israel and Palestinian Authority cope with disaster impacts. Jordan will facilitate international assistance reach areas in need. Actual testing will take place during Full Scale Exercise.

Table Top Exercise Israel

Israel simulated both earthquake management within its territory, as well as the procedures for requesting, receiving and distributing international assistance in hit areas. The process of finding solutions under pressure for optimizing cooperation with Jordan and Palestine Authority in case of a big earthquake has been tested.

Table Top Exercise Palestine

Palestine Authority simulated host of international assistance and support of local population the 1st critical hours of a devastating earthquake.

Final Planning Meeting, Tel Aviv, 6-7.02.2023

The Final Planning Meeting took place on 06th-07th of February 2023 in a hybrid way in Tel Aviv. Τhe objectives accomplished were:

  • Discussion of the outcomes and lessons from the TTX in their relevance for the FSX, inter alia the evaluation of the guidelines
  • Finalization of the planning for the FSX, including the scenario and injects, including the deployment of field hospital
  • Discussion of logistical details and field visit of exercise sites
  • Discussion of Observer and VIP program for the exercise
  • Familiarization with the Evaluation Process of the FSX

Full Scale Exercise Israel, Palestine, Jordan, 12-16.03.2023

The Full Scale Exercise took place between 12th – 16th of March 2023 with a great success. It involved approximately
120 participants from 18 countries — Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, North Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Romania, Spain, Sweden, along with Israel — as well as the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, DG ECHO representatives and the United Nations OCHA.

Media Coverage

Israël lance un exercice de quatre jours pour améliorer la préparation aux tremblements de terre i24NEWS 12 mars 2023 à 11:43 dernière modification 15 mars 2023 à 14:11

استعدادا لوقوع هزة أرضية في إسرائيل: التدريب على محاكاة وصول بعثات الإغاثة من كافة دول العالم

Israel begins drill simulating receipt of international earthquake aid

Final Step

Way Forward and Final Meeting Foreseen in Cyprus, 9th-11th of May 2023


B-Sure Benefiting from Space for Urban Resilience Excellence

Project’s Partners

  1. AnsuR (Norway)
  2. Johanniter (Germany)
  3. iGeotec (Ireland)
  4. DroneSAR (Ireland)
  5. UNITAR (Geneva)


Based on a current platform called ASIGN, listed as one of United Nations Information Management tools for disasters, and in use by Oslo Police for security, B-SURE will develop user-driven functional capabilities and technical solutions for providing commercial services for target markets.
The B-SURE project is supported by the UN, who will be acting as a developing partner, reference user and possible future client.


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What is B-Sure

B-SURE is about creating urban resilience by providing novel situational awareness capabilities for faster and better response in in critical situations related to disaster management and security.

By fusing information from space spaced EO observations, Unmanned vehicles (drones) and geospatial images from the ground communicated from smartphones, via satellite communications if needed, B-SURE creates a portal providing unique common operational picture for United Nations and other professional disaster management organizations.


to reduce disaster management response time

B-SURE Services

The main B-SURE service is rapid collection and bandwidth efficient secure communication of operationally relevant field information. The baseline field platform is a smartphone, while information managers access data and interact with the field users via Web browsers online on secure servers. The field users cover professionals, civil population and small UAV operators.

The B-SURE service forms a unique basis for a rapidly updated visual situational awareness service with photos and video and associated data sources. While user needs are clearly present, a large commercial market can be challenging to acquire. Therefore, suitably flexible service and delivery models will be developed, supporting both partner and direct sales.

B-SURE will provide an innovative solution based of photos/images and video collected from the field to:

  1. Improve visual situational awareness (e.g. damage and needs assessment after an Earthquake), via better collection and communication of relevant photos and video content from the field (i.e. non-essential data need not be sent).
  2. Improve the relevance and effect of collected data, as the bandwidth savings also saves time to transfer data, making it much more efficient to interact with the field observers or drone pilots while data capture is done.
  3. Improve training of professional in the field (this includes pilots of UAVs) about how to best acquire useful photo/videos in the field. This is usually done prior to a crisis
  4. Support remote pilots of UAVs to be more effective to collect useful photos and videos. This is typically done real-time during the critical operations
  5. Embed the useful data from Videos/Photos and Earth Observation in overlaying pictures/maps generated as well with the support of EO data
  6. Finally, provide access to the visual situational awareness tool via a web-based service accessible to users via smartphones and PCs connected to Internet.

HOW does B-Sure work

Merging experience and expertise both from software developers and professional disaster managers, B-SURE utilizes a concept using interactive communication, where a smaller image or video storyboard is sent initially, allowing the receive side to pull the required details in full precision. The savings imply 1% of the cost and 100 times increase in speed. This capability is a unique core element for the B-SURE geo-spatial visual situational awareness that is combined with rapid mapping from latest satellite EO data. We apply Computer Vision and Machine Learning to complement and assist the analysts and decision makers.

The project has also developed mission critical video conferencing that can support users joining from the field with low bandwidth, even using mobile satellite communications. the video conferences combined with live drone video feeds, photo communications and live mapping.


B-SURE product videos : link




For more detailed information please visit the following websites:

Project’s webpage: link


Network partnerships









Civil Protection Knowledge Partnership Platform Middle East

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Project start:



18 months


Federal Government of Styria, (AUSTRIA)

Consortium/Project’s Partners:

  • Disaster Competence Network Austria, DCNA (AUSTRIA)
  • Cyprus Civil Defence, CCD (Cyprus)
  • European University Cyprus, EUC (Cyprus)
  • Lebanon Reforestation Initiative, LRI (Lebanon)
  • Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction Center, Al-Anjah National
    University, Nablus, ANNU (Palestine)

supporting Experts as Subcontractors of the coordinator

  • Resilience Solutions International (AUSTRIA)
  • D.M.A.T. Consulting KG/(AUSTRIA)
  • Prepared International (GERMANY)


The risk landscape for Europe and its neighbors has been subject to significant changes over the recent years. Europe and its neighbors face a wide range of disaster risks, many of which become progressively more prevalent and urgent to tackle. These risks turn more and more often to disasters such as wildfires, floods, earthquakes, storms, heat waves, large-scale medical emergencies and technological accidents that affect increasingly higher numbers of people, infrastructure, properties, cultural heritage and the environment. Climate change further exacerbates the risks and increases the exposure to and the vulnerability of people and assets to damage. At the time of drafting this Call, the pandemic caused by the COVID19 virus is showing our vulnerabilities drastically.
The majority of disaster risks are cross-border that threaten entire regions and can affect multiple countries simultaneously. In a world that becomes increasingly interconnected risks also tend to become cross-sectoral touching upon various thematic disciplines at once.

Union Civil Protection Mechanism Knowledge Network:

The UCPM Knowledge Network[1]  was established through the revised Union Civil Protection
Mechanism legislation and it is foreseen as a platform for better data collection, increased flow of information, innovation, improved sharing of knowledge, expertise and skills and consolidated scientific evidence through cooperation, partnership and networking.
Vision: strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of the collective civil protection and disaster management efforts in all phases of the disaster cycle.
Mission: bringing together civil protection and disaster management actors and institutions to improve the overall knowledge situation and foster the disasters.



The Civil Protection Knowledge Partnership Platform Middle East will bridge across knowledge holders relevant to disaster management actors, to enhance coordination, cooperation, compatibility and complementarity between capacities and will improve the competence of experts. Key objective will be to facilitate the cooperation between civil protection actors and humanitarian aid providers. For this, the example of the International Humanitarian Partnership will be studied and long-term relation established. The project will collect and share knowledge, experience, expertise, skills, competence, lessons learnt, and best practices in close cooperation with civil protection and disaster management authorities as well as knowledge holders from the public and private sector, to stimulate research and innovation and a shared understanding of prevention, preparedness and response.

The specific objective of the project is to support new and consolidate existing partnerships in civil protection and disaster risk management in the Middle East that enhance cooperation and synergies in prevention, preparedness and response. Disaster Risk Management actors of the Middle East will be connected with their counterparts inside the European Union. In addition, the cooperation between civil protection and the humanitarian community will be strengthened following the role-model of the International Humanitarian Partnership.
The Civil Protection Knowledge Partnership Platform Middle East will consider scenario-based approaches, whereby civil protection and disaster risk management actors come together and team up to exchange good practices, knowledge and expertise under specific disaster risk scenarios.


10 years DMAT anniversary

From a one-person company founded in 2006, the D.M.A.T. Consulting KG developed in 2010. At the beginning it was mainly training courses and a few small projects in which the expertise “International Disaster Protection and Disaster Management” was in demand. But continually,  DMAT has developed into a company that also was more and more in demand for major projects (research and innovation) for the European Union, the European Space Agency etc., especially as an “end user”. During the research and development projects it was experienced that, although great scientific projects are being developed, unfortunately the practical relevance of the “end users” was often neglected. This enabled us to contribute to the further development of emergency equipment, technologies and strategies.

DMAT was also able to increase its range of advisory services for activities relevant to crises and disasters, as well as providing training for the competent support of the affected population and the responsible decision-makers before, during and after natural disasters. This often was done in  EU-funded civil protection projects, where we were able to contribute our expertise worldwide either as a partner or as a subcontractor. The last major projects with the participation of DMAT before Covid 19, were “Host Nation Support” exercises in Austria, Albania and Ghana, as well as two large-scale exercises on 5 islands in the Netherlands Antilles, which were an extreme but exciting challenge for us because of the distance.

In 2014 our team was strengthened by Sebastian Hirschmugl and since 2019 we have also been able to strengthen our team internationally with Sara Abdelwahid from Iraq.

In all of its activities, DMAT pays great attention to fair working and ethical principles and is a member of ARGE proEthik.

Despite the restrictions caused by the corona, we hope to be able to continue building up and expanding our range of services.

Crisis Communication – Invitation to participate

Please participate and share the link in your network!

Crisis communication and information sharing are of high importance for the good overcoming of disaster events. In H2020 research project SecureGas we are working on the challenges of crisis communication and -information in case of disruptions of critical infrastructure in gas networks.

A master thesis at the university of Vienna, department for risk prevention and disaster management, addresses the topic. The author has developed a survey (Communication and information sharing in case of disruptions to gas critical infrastructure networks) aiming to get information from SecureGas partner, SecureGas Stakeholder, relevant governmental responsibilities in crisis management and emergency services.  The (anonymous) answers will directly contribute to the need-based development of crisis communication in SecureGas project.

We would kindly appreciate if you could answer the questionnaire and share it with colleagues in that field.

Here is the link to the survey: The survey will be open until June 7th latest.

Thank you for your support.

Please share the link also in your network.

The team of D.M.A.T. Consulting KG:

This information can also be found on SecureGas project website.

HNS Table Top eXercise (TTX Ghana)

This EU Exercise is a project of the European Commission, DG ECHO (Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations) in Brussels – specifically the CALL FOR TENDER NO. ECHO / A2 / SER / 2018/16. funded by European Union Civil Protection

The consortium, consisting of:

as well as the project partners:

Exercise Objective:

The objective of the HNS TTX is to practice emergency response structures at strategic and operational levels and improve inter-institutional co-operation in the area of Host Nation Support, also through Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs). The ultimate objective is to remove as much as possible any foreseeable obstacles to international assistance. This ensures that disaster response operations proceed smoothly.

Within the project, three HNS TTX has already conducted –

  • in Austria/Eisenerz (is conducted 21.-24.05.2019)
  • in Albania/Mirdita (is conducted 02.-05.07.2019)
  • finally, in Ghana/Accra (is conducted 03.-06.12.2019)

HNS Table-Top Exercise Accra, Ghana

the consortium was able to conduct the last Host Nation Support Exercise in Ghana with
NADMO – the National Disaster Management Organisation. NADMO was an excellent Partner during the exercise among other 9 Nations were involved in this Exercise. And the Feedback from all was Excellent – and even will be used to adapt Ghanian SOPs in Disaster Management.

Thanks to all participants and especially the Deputy Director General Mr. Seji Saji, who participated the whole duration of the exercise, although there was a public holiday – the Farmers Day on 6th December.

To read more about the Exercise in Ghana please click the link below, an article that has been written by the “Enviro-news-Nigeria” about; (Ghana’s NADMO, EU conduct maiden disaster response mockup exercise). The Article in PDF


HNS TTX Group Picture of 2 Observers and the Exercise Organizer in Ghana Dec.2019


Prof. Dr. Alois Hirschmugl with the Deputy Director General Mr. Seji Saji

EU ModEX (2017-2020)

General Information


The Module Exercises (MODEX) are financed by the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) and are part of an exercise’s series within the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

Modules and other Response Capacities already registered in the Common Emergency Communications and Information System (CECIS) were invited to apply for a participation in one of the Exercises. The main exercise objectives for the participants are to train self-sufficiency, interoperability, procedures and coordination as well as to use the exercise as a learning opportunity. EU MODEX also gives participating modules and other Response Capacities the opportunity for certification as European Emergency Response Capacity (EERC) and for classification or re-classification to meet international standards for deployments in disasters.



Developments and training for humanitarian relief operations


In addition to the projects where the D.M.A.T. Consulting KG acts as a partner, it also takes on orders as a subcontractor. The activity of D.M.A.T. Consulting KG is based on experience in numerous humanitarian and civil defence assignments, training and runs its own projects, mostly developing solutions, tools, strategies and processes in the field of Disasters.


The Members in the international consortium of the upcoming ModEx of the EU are:



EU MODEX Austria/Eisenerz, 24.-27.05.2018


The first ModEx took place in October 2017 in England. This was followed by exercises in Denmark in January 2018 and in Bulgaria in March 2018.

In May 24th till 27th 2018 ModEx (Modular Exercise) was held in Austria, on Erzberg in Styria. The D.M.A.T. Consulting KG was entrusted by the Province of Styria for planning of this exercise. The ModEx Austria took place in the international training center of the Styrian Red Cross for “Urban Search and Rescue in alpine terrain”.

The D.M.A.T. Consulting KG was pleased to announce the exciting and challenging tasks of planning and implementing a 36-hours exercise for the training of two medium urban search and rescue teams from Greece and Lithuania, a Cave Rescue Team from Slovenia and a drone team from France. This work was in cooperation and carried out on behalf of the State of Styria, Department of Civil Protection and National Defence as a partner in the ModEx 2017-2018 consortium, involving Styrian rescue organizations, which was in Eisenerz.

EU Module Exercise 2018 / Lot 3 in Eisenerz, Austria

EU MODEX Group Picture Eisenerz 2018, Austria


you can also watch the lessons learned video of the MODEX in Eisenerz, Austria 2018 below:

previous Exercises within ModEX

MODEX 2017/2018


s part of the cycle of EU module exercises (ModEx) for 2017/2018, 5 module exercises had been carried out and completed in Great Britain, Denmark, Bulgaria, Austria and Romaian.

  1. United Kingdom/ Merseyside, 12.10.-15.10.2017
  2. Denmark/ Tinglev, 26.01.-29.01.2018
  3. Austria/ Eisenerz, 24.05.-27.05.2018
  4. Bulgaria/ Montana, 20.03.-23.03.2018
  5. Romania/ Bucharest, 14.10.-18.10.2018

Click here to see a Video of ModEX Exercise in Tinglev/ Denmark 2018

completed EU Module Exercise (ModEX) in 2019


  1. Denmark/ Tinglev, 25.01.-28.01.2019
  2. UK/ Merseyside, 15.03.-18.03.2019
  3. Estonia/ Saaremaa, 11.04. – 14.04.2019
  4. Portugal/ Fogueteiro Village, 04. – 07.11.2019

Click here to see a Video of ModEX Exercise in Portugal 2019


EU Modex 2019-2020


D.M.A.T. Consulting KG will again conduct in Eisenerz a MODEX 2020, this time with 3 Medium Urban Search and Rescue Teams(MUSAR), 1 Cave rescue team, one Emergency Temporary Shelter (ETC) and 2 drone teams.


EU-ModEX Pre Exercise Meeting Group Picture in Lisbon, Portugal


EU Plug In eXercise (PIX)

Exercise Overview

The exercises are so-called “PlugIn Exercises”. A corresponding number of teams should “dock” on an existing exercise and try out all processes – from deploying, arrival in the country, the inclusion of exercises up to relocating. Thus, the entire course of a disaster cycle is played through – from the beginning of a disaster, the national assistance, the request for international assistance, the entry and the arrival of international teams in the country concerned up to the relocation practiced

The Project Description:

Design, plan, conduct and self-evaluate 2 Plug In eXercises.

The Project’s Funder and Partners:

This Project is funded by European Union Civil Protection.

The Project’s Partners are:

Project’s Partners

The Exercise Objective:

The PIX was designed, planned, conducted and evaluated in close cooperation with the European Commission and the hosting organisations. The PIX provided real life circumstances to test and learn for international activations of the mechanism, including the interactions of EU- modules EUCPT (including TAST) and UNDAC. Specific focus on the broader emergency response community including humanitarian and other relevant international actors, also considering civil/military relations. PIX splits into two sub-exercises, the two PIX were conducted in the Caribbean with the Royal Dutch Navy as main contributor in September 2019.


Group Picture for EU Plug-In Caribbien Coast Exercise 2019


EU Table Top eXercise (TTX)

Lot3 – HNS TTX

Exercise Overview

The exercises are so-called Table Top Exercises (TTX)  / staff exercises on “Host Nation Support“, focusing on in-depth training of the key personnel. It covers the entire course of a disaster cycle – from the beginning of a disaster, national assistance, the request for international assistance, entry, transit and the arrival of international teams in the affected country to the relocation.

Exercise Framework:

Cooperation between all civil protection actors involved in emergency management so that any international assistance can be integrated quickly and effectively within the local emergency response mechanisms.

The Host National Support (HNS) Guidelines aim at assisting and supporting the affected participating state to receive international assistance in the most effective and efficient manner, whether in the preparedness or disaster response phases.

The Project’s Funder and Partners:

This project is funded by European Union Civil Protection

the Partners are:


Project’s Partners


Exercise Objective:

The objective of the HNS TTX is to practice emergency response structures at strategic and operational levels, and improve inter-institutional co-operation in the area of Host Nation Support, also through Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs). The ultimate objective is to remove as much as possible any foreseeable obstacles to international assistance. This ensures that disaster response operations proceed smoothly.

Within the project, three HNS TTX will be conducted –

  • in Austria/Eisenerz (is conducted 21.-24.05.2019)
  • in Albania/Mirdita (is conducted 02.-05.07.2019)
  • finally in Ghana/Accra (is planned 03.-06.12.2019)

TTX1 Exercise Participants (Austria):

The participants were 15 experts from Austria and 25 members from 12 Nations (Ghana, Spain, France, Norway, Italy, Poland, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Estonia, Slovenia).

Group Picture for IDMEX TTX 1 in Austria Eisenerz


TTX2 in Albania (Mirdita)

The Participant were 13 members from 9 different Nations

Group Picture of TTX2 for the Participants, Trainers in Albania

TTX3 in Ghana (Accra)

10 Nations were involved at the 3rd EU Host National Support (HNS) Exercise in Ghana

Opening of Host National Support Exercise in Ghana

Group Picture of the Consortium at the EU HNS Exercise in Ghana December 2019

About D.M.A.T Consulting KG



D.M.A.T. Consulting KG offers services in the field of disaster management. Our range of services includes consultancy before and during crisis and disaster events, training to provide mutual assistance to the affected population as well as to the responsible decision makers after natural disaster events.




Focus of DMAT activities is on consulting, training and further development in the areas of

  • national and international disaster management
  • promoting and strengthening disaster resilience (Disaster Resilience)
  • Civil Protection – Prevention and Preparedness

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The D.M.A.T. Consulting KG participates in projects development of preventive measures and deployment solutions in disaster situations.

Our company combines its own field experience with innovative technologies and knowledge from disaster management. In addition to innovative and functional equipment and solutions for emergency services, overall concepts for the population in crisis situations are also being developed and tested.


GEOVISION – Clarification of the situation
on the field. Observe, collect data, weigh situation and act



“We cannot stop natural Disasters, but we can arm ourselves with Knowledge, so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough Disaster Preparedness” By Petra Nemcova




The Projects where D.M.A.T Consulting KG is involved as a Partner:


The Projects where D.M.A.T Consulting KG is involved as a Subcontractor:

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