October 1997

Chapter 11: Civil Emergency Planning

CEP in the PfP Framework

1127. In the context of the NATO policy on PfP, CEP activities have developed into the largest non-military part of the overall PfP programme. The CEP programme focuses on the development of emergency planning structures and procedures under civil and democratic control and on humanitarian and disaster assistance arrangements as well as on civil-military cooperation. The programme is carried out by conducting command post and field exercises, workshops, seminars, training, meetings and team visits. Emphasis is on practical cooperation and the promotion of interoperability, regional cooperation and good neighbourly relations.

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