Modex Exercises

From November 2019 to September 2020, the consortium of the EU MODEX will conduct on behalf of the EU Directorate-General for Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations six Module Exercises (MODEX) within the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

These module exercises are financed by the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) and are part of an exercise series within the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

CRIMEDIM’s Role in Modex 2019 and 2020

CRIMEDIM plays a significant role in the Module Exercise planned for 2020. The academic center will contribute with its expertise in training in the area of Emergency Medical Teams, humanitarian health and disaster medicine.

Committed to supporting innovative projects in disasters and humanitarian crisis, CRIMEDIM is willing to use state of the art technologies to enhance Module Exercises in the coming year. CRIMEDIM is responsible for organizing a full scale exercise in Piedmont with 5 international humanitarian health modules.

More information on Modex

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.

EU MODEX provides Urban Search and Rescue Modules, Emergency Medical Teams and other Response Capacities the the chance to train staff preparedness for a deployment in the context of a full-scale exercise and also the opportunity for certification as European Emergency Response Capacity (EERC) and for classification or re-classification to meet international standards for deployments in disasters.

An International Consortium is responsible for planning, developing and implementing Module exercises and the European Union handles all financial obligation.

The modules include the following stakeholders:

  • Experts of a Union Civil Protection Team (UCPT)

  • Medium and Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)

  • Experts of a Union Civil Protection Team (UCPT)

  • Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs)

  • Technical Assistance Support Team (TAST)

  • USAR in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) conditions