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Commission Decision of 29 December 2003 laying down rules for the implementation of Council Decision 2001/792/EC, Euratom establishing a Community mechanism to facilitate reinforced cooperation in civil protection assistance interventions (notified under document number C(2003) 5185) (Text with EEA relevance) (2004/277/EC, Euratom)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS

    1. Article 1.This Decision establishes rules implementing Decision 2001/792/EC, Euratom, as regards...

    2. Article 2.For the purpose of this Decision the following definitions shall...

  3. CHAPTER II RESOURCES AVAILABLE

    1. Article 3.(1.) The participating States shall provide the Commission with the...

    2. Article 3a.(1.) Subject to the development of additional modules, civil protection...

    3. Article 3b.(1.) The following elements of self-sufficiency shall apply to the...

    4. Article 3c.The Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure...

  4. CHAPTER III MONITORING AND INFORMATION CENTRE

    1. Article 4.A monitoring and information centre accessible and able to react...

    2. Article 5.The day-to-day duties of the Monitoring and Information Centre shall...

    3. Article 6.In the event of a major emergency, the Monitoring and...

  5. CHAPTER IV COMMON EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEM

    1. Article 7.A common emergency communication and information system (CECIS) is hereby...

    2. Article 8.The CECIS shall consist of the following three components: a...

    3. Article 9.(1.) The CECIS shall be set up and operate in...

    4. Article 10.The handling of documents, databases, and information systems classified up...

    5. Article 11.(1.) The participating States shall submit to the Commission the...

    6. Article 12.A user group consisting of representatives nominated by the participating...

    7. Article 13.(1.) A global implementation plan (GIP) for the implementation of...

  6. CHAPTER V ASSESSMENT AND/OR COORDINATION TEAMS, INCLUDING CRITERIA FOR THE SELECTION OF EXPERTS

    1. Article 14.The participating States shall provide and regularly update their information...

    2. Article 15.The experts shall be classified in the following categories: technical...

    3. Article 16.(1.) The technical experts shall be able to provide advice...

    4. Article 17.The information on the experts shall be compiled by the...

    5. Article 18.The experts shall, where necessary, follow the training programme set...

    6. Article 19.In the event of a request for assistance, the participating...

    7. Article 20.(1.) The Monitoring and Information Centre shall be capable of...

  7. CHAPTER VI TRAINING PROGRAMME

    1. Article 21.(1.) A training programme covering civil protection assistance interventions is...

    2. Article 22.The target groups of the training programme shall be: participating...

    3. Article 23.The general and specific courses shall be aimed at the...

    4. Article 24.The exercises shall, in particular with regard to the target...

    5. Article 25.The exchange system shall include the exchange of experts between...

    6. Article 26.Where appropriate, additional training opportunities to meet identified needs for...

    7. Article 27.(1.) The Commission shall ensure coherence of the level of...

  8. CHAPTER VII INTERVENTIONS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY

    1. Article 28.Alert phase

    2. Article 29.Requests for assistance

    3. Article 30.Direction of interventions

    4. Article 31.Interventions in third countries

    5. Article 32.Expert missions

    6. Article 33.Operational disengagement

    7. Article 34.Reporting and lessons learnt

    8. Article 35.Costs

    9. Article 36.Compensation for damage

    10. Article 37.This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

    1. ANNEX I

    2. ANNEX II

      General requirements for European civil protection modules

      1. 1. High capacity pumping Tasks Provide pumping: in flooded areas,...

      2. 2. Water purification Tasks Provide drinkable water, from surface water...

      3. 3. Medium urban search and rescue Live casualty. Basic capacity,...

      4. 4. Heavy urban search and rescue Live casualty. Basic capacity,...

      5. 5. Aerial forest firefighting module using helicopters Tasks Contribute to...

      6. 6. Aerial forest firefighting module using airplanes Tasks Contribute to...

      7. 7. Advanced medical post Tasks Perform patient profiling (triage) on...

      8. 8. Advanced medical post with surgery Tasks Perform patient profiling...

      9. 9. Field hospital Tasks Provide initial and/or follow-up trauma and...

      10. 10. Medical aerial evacuation of disaster victims Tasks Transport disaster...

      11. 11. Emergency temporary shelter Tasks Provide emergency temporary shelter, including...

      12. 12. Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection and sampling (CBRN)...

      13. 13. Search and rescue in CBRN conditions Tasks Special search...

      14. 14. Ground forest firefighting Tasks To contribute to the extinction...

      15. 15. Ground forest firefighting using vehicles Tasks To contribute to...

      16. 16. Flood containment Tasks Reinforce existing structures and build new...

      17. 17. Flood rescue using boats Tasks Water search and rescue...

    3. ANNEX III

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