Updated: 3-Dec-2000 NATO Press Releases

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1 Dec. 2000

Regional CEP/CIMIC Course, Sofia, Bulgaria

From 4 until 8 December 2000, a Regional Course on Civil Emergency Planning (CEP) and Civil-Military Co-operation (CIMIC) will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The course will be conducted jointly by the Civil Emergency Planning Directorate at NATO Headquarters, SHAPE, CIMIC Section and the Bulgarian Civil Protection Office of the Ministry of Defence.

This course is open to participants from Bulgaria and the neighbouring PfP countries. More than 50 participants from Bulgarian Civil Protection Organisations, the Ministry of Defence and various civil ministries as well as from neighbouring PfP countries are expected to attend the course. The course is the eleventh to be conducted in a Partner country. Its aim is to introduce participants to the organisation, role and functions of Civil Emergency Planning (CEP) and to the aim, basic principles and procedures of Civil-Military Co-operation (CIMIC) within NATO's strategic concept and in the framework of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership, and to exchange relevant information from the region.

For further information please contact Mr. R. Roepke, NATO Civil Emergency Planning Directorate, (Int'l +) 32 (0)2 707.4137

+32 (0)2 707 50 41
+32 (0)2 707 50 57
B-1110 Brussels/Bruxelles

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