Lviv guests at ICCSS

On 25 and 26 August leaders of Lviv State University of Life Safety visited ICCSs to make final preparations for the Full Scale field Exercise (FX), a main activity within EU-CHEM-REACT 2 project, funded by EU, and led by ICCSS). FX will be held in Lviv on 27-29.09.2021. FX will be a first major international field exercise conducted in Europe during COVID-19 pandemic. International teams from Czech Republic, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine, will test the use of Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) in countries outside EU. The transborder cooperation will also be tested to respond to major CBRN man-made and natural disasters.

On 25th August, 2021 ICCSS President hosted an official dinner to celebrate 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. In opening toasts the partners confirmed the importance of EU-CHEM-REACT program, initiated in 2017 by Lviv University of Life Safety (LSULS) and ICCSS, in Ukraine European aspirations.

During intensive consultations on 26th August, the final arrangements were made on FX preparations. The meeting confirmed the ICCSS and Lviv University of Life Safety (LSULS) provide an effective leadership in the EU-CHEM-REACT 2 project and FX preparation.

The Ukraine partners confirmed that an participation of Ukraine in EU-CHEM-REACT 2 implementation was based on our assessment that the project is very valuable instrument in aligning Ukraine with UCPM. EU-CHEM-REACT 2 assists in building the bilateral trans-border cooperation with Ukraine in civil protection.

The development of the FX COVID-19 Safety and Security manual to provide a safe conduct of the Exercise is a major achievement. The Manual will serve as a complete guidance for conduct of trainings and exercises in the CBRN area in pandemics conditions.

The consultations confirmed that the FX main objective is to test UCPM activation and use of EU tools and procedures. FX will serves as an important process to enhance uses of UCPM in countries outside EU.

FX will be accompanied by EU Observer program, VIP Day and an active media program. There will an online transmission from the main FX events.

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