Resilience Through Civil Preparedness Course

The Resilience through Civil Preparedness Course is a collaborative effort of the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the CIMIC COE in The Hague. In close cooperation, both centres are executing two iterations per year. The target audience is mainly the strategic level. But we aim for a fruitful and effective mix of students, from various HQs and JFCs both NATO and national.

The new course aims to provide senior civilian and military experts with an understanding of the various aspects of resilience within respective areas of responsibility. It teaches the relationship between civil preparedness and improved operational effectiveness, thereby creating awareness and appreciation of the strategic layer of resilience on operational level.

After a successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the relation between resilience and civil preparedness and the effects on military activities and operations;
  • Support the integration of resilience aspects into the medium & long term planning within the respective chain of command;
  • Support strategic advice on different aspects of resilience through civil preparedness and its impact on military operations.