EADRCC consequence management field exercise “SRBIJA 2018”
The 18th EADRCC consequence management field exercise, called ''SRBIJA 2018” was jointly organized by the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and the Ministry of the Interior of Serbia. The consequence management field exercise was conducted from 8th to 11th October 2018 in and around Mladenovac, Serbia. The aim of the exercise was to improve interoperability in international disaster response operations.
The choice of an earthquake scenario was linked to the type of geological and environmental challenges faced by Serbia.
The scenario for this year’s EADRCC exercise “SRBIJA 2018” provided an opportunity to practice international cooperation and strengthen the ability of teams from different nations to work effectively together across a wide range of relief operations. These included urban search and rescue, emergency medical teams, water rescue, as well as detection, protection and decontamination teams.
Contributions to the exercise consisted of emergency response teams, exercise planners and evaluators. With around 2.000 personnel from 40 countries involved, it was the largest exercise organized by the EADRCC, and the first hosted by Serbia.
The exercise was inaugurated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg together with the President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic.
The Exercise Milestones:
- Main Planning conference: 26th February to 1st March 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia
- Final Planning conference: 14th to 17th May 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia
- Exercise: 8th to 11th October 2018 in and around Mladenovac, Serbia
- Lessons learned conference: end January 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria