October 1997

Chapter 11: Civil Emergency Planning

Aims of Civil Emergency Planning

1106. In support of the maintenance of a collective defence capability, the aims of national and NATO CEP are to:

  • provide advice to the Alliance on all matters related to civil preparedness;
  • support NATO's overall crisis prevention and management arrangements;
  • co-operate with and support the military in peace, crisis and war;
  • ensure the functioning of government in crisis and war;
  • ensure an acceptable level of social and economic life in crisis and war; and
  • support and protect the population in crisis and war.

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