Emergency Response Awareness Course

The first event of the Austrian CEDC Presidency 2022 took place from the 21.03. – 25.03. in the small town of Seebenstein in Lower Austria. In addition to participants from the CEDC member states, representatives from the Western Balkan countries also took the opportunity to participate.

Emergency Response Awareness Course

Participants from a total of seven countries learned and discussed the basic principles of international emergency response. In addition to efficient and sustainable information management in the event of a disaster, topics such as cultural awareness and media relations were also conveyed. The part in which the participants were able to exchange information about the national emergency response of their respective countries was particularly interesting and informative. Due to the diverse backgrounds of the participants, different processes were represented and country-specific challenges could be addressed.

The workshop was executed by the NBC Defense Center of the Austrian Armed Forces in cooperation with the Military Diplomacy Department of the Federal Ministry of Defense of Austria.