Project Consortium

The consortium offers this bid for EU HNS TTX consists of three members, a University institute as an independent evaluator, a well-balanced mix of a civil protection authority of their country, a not-for-profit organisation and a consultancy established as SME.

The consortium is composed of key experts with extensive experience in national and international missions, project management, relief coordination as well as in the organisation of international exercises for civil protection or emergency management. All consortium members are working together in EUCP activities for many years.

The following overview describes each partner and its role in the project.

EU HNS project to design, plan, conduct and evaluate two EU host nation support tabletop exercises for actors involved in UCPM response in the Republic of Moldova and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, funded by the European Commission, DG ECHO.

Two TTX will be conducted in different countries, one outside EU and one outside Europe, with different emergency management structures combining national, international, and cross border dimensions. The exercises will have about 45 participants and 22 staff.

Implementing partners for the exercises are: 

Public Security Directorate, Civil Defence Directorate, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, Moldova.

Department for Emergency Situations, Romania (DSU)

In 2014 an update of the legal framework (Government Emergency Ordinance 1/2014) led to the creation of the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), within the Ministry of Internal Affairs. DSU is in charge of national coordination of emergency prevention and management actions, the provision and coordination of human, material, financial and other resources needed to restore normality, including specialist first aid and emergency medical care in Emergency Care Units and Centres.
DSU coordinates the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, the General Inspectorate of Aviation (with respect to medical missions), and performs the operational coordination of territorial ambulance services in counties and in Bucharest, Emergency Rooms form the Emergency Hospitals, and of public mountain rescue services. DSU has a long-standing experience in the conduct of ECHO projects and was hosting a large medical exercise late 2018, under the framework of EU-MODEX. DSU was a consortium member of the 2018 tender Lot 2 (Plug in Exercises) and Lot 3 (HNS TTX) of DG ECHO.


PCC is a registered private expert consultancy, specialising in providing advice, concepts, project development and project management, and training in the field of Civil Protection, disaster relief, crisis, emergency management and Humanitarian Aid. The SME (Austrian private limited company) offers in-depth thematic expertise in the identification and visualisation of complex processes according to projects, training and exercises, mission handbooks and field guides, for operational support and NGO management.

PCC maintains a specialist team of experts, working within the UCPM as well as in the Red Cross/Red Crescent, the NGO world, the UN system, and the Humanitarian Aid sector. Some of the experts work in professional business contingency, others are UN CIMCoord trained. Our members have a longstanding experience in training intervention teams, setting up and conduct of training and all types of exercises, from small table-top until to multinational field exercises with some hundred participants in a multicultural or complex environment.

PCC was a consortium member of the 2018 tender Lot 2 (Plugin Exercises) and Lot 3 (HNS TTX) of DG ECHO and the PCC Project Manager was the project manager of IRONORE2019.

PCC will support the Civil Protection professionals by contributing to the project development and background structure, media coverage, visibility and dissemination,  and support for the meetings and the exercise logistics.


The University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Târgu Mureș (Universitatea de Medicină, Farmacie, Știință și Tehnologie din Târgu Mureș, UMFST) is a public university in Târgu Mureș, Romania, was founded in 1945 It is classified as a research and education university by the Romanian Ministry of National Education and will be the scientific escort and the supervisor of the project evaluation.

To ensure the independence of the evaluation process, the experienced scientists of the University will supervise the professional and independent evaluation team of DSU. They will evaluate the project and the two EU HNS TTX. The primary purpose of the evaluation is to enable reflection and assist in the identification of future changes and opportunities. Therefore, the evaluation handbook, the KPI and the analysis will be done under the supervision of experts from the University of Târgu Mureș.


A Polish NPO, established by fire service officers with years of experience in rescue operations and humanitarian crises, mentoring of emergency rescue teams, contingency planning at the national/regional level, implementation of projects for improving rescue potential, public resilience, improving coordination for operations, designing, conducting and evaluation of international exercises.

iHELP experts are nominated to organise and support the exercise control team. These experts with years of experience related to exercise organisation will be involved in the preparation and execution of the EU HNS TTX. Selected personnel have participated in and coordinated several EU-funded projects (UCPM financial instrument, 7th FP and others). iHELP members have extensive experience in supporting training and exercises, and some of the iHELP staff are also qualified as INSARAG certifiers.


Project funding:

INDIMA-project is funded by European Union, DG ECHO (Civil Protection and Humanitarian aid Operations department).

Contract no: ECHO/SER/2022/866241
Responsible Unit: ECHO.B.3

The European Union and its Member States are the world’s leading donor of humanitarian aid. Relief assistance is an expression of European solidarity with people in need all around the world. It aims to save lives, prevent and alleviate human suffering, and safeguard the integrity and human dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man-made crises.
Through its Civil Protection and Humanitarian aid Operations department (ECHO), the European Union helps millions of victims of conflict and disasters every year. With headquarters in Brussels and a global network of field offices, the EU provides assistance to the most vulnerable people on the basis of humanitarian needs.


Project Management Structure

The EU HNS consortium has established a highly qualified project planning and supervising structure, that will help the Project Management with the execution of the project.