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ROBG-123 D-EMERSYS

Rapid intervention force to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear emergencies on the Danube river

What’s the goal?

To create within the structure of emergency authorities from the cross-border area, a joint rapid intervention force to CBRN emergencies on the Danube river.

What’s the budget?

5,954,370.34 euro, out of which 5,061,214.79 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 12,322 euro for Lead Beneficiary, 42,288 euro for Beneficiary 2 and 358,128 euro for Beneficiary 3

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): National Research-Development Institute for Materials Physics – NIMP (Romania)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): General Inspectorate for Emergency Situation – Ministry of Internal Affairs (Romania)

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Directorate General Fire safety and Civil Protection - Ministry of Interior (Bulgaria)

When is it happening?

Start date: 30.12.2016

End date: 29.11.2018

Duration: 23 months

Where is it happening?

Entire eligible area of the INTERREG V-A Ro-Bg Programme

How is it going to happen?                      

  • Providing identical mobile equipment to CBRNe police intervention units from both border sides for detection of hazardous materials
  • Providing means for rapid deployment and efficient containment
  • Providing interoperability at all levels between CBRNe response units from both sides of the border
  • Initiating the establishment of RENFLAB, a regional environmental forensic laboratory to act as certifying analytical support body for the region
  • Providing equipment for NIMP laboratory
  • Information and publicity activities – press conferences, media events, website development

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 1 joint partnership in the field of joint early warning and emergency response

Programme results: raising the quality of response and recovery in case of CBRNe events in the CBC area

Project status

The project management and coordination is constantly ensured by the project partners.

Main result achieved during the project implementation is represented by the purchase of CBRN equipment for both B2 and B3, amounted to 3,389,000.00 Euro (VAT excluded), including 3 rapid CBRN boats for B2 and 4 CBRN containers and 4 mobile platforms for B3.

LB purchased one high resolution SE-EBS-EDX microscope amounted to 422,671.00 EUR (including VAT).

The preparatory activities for the organization of the five training courses were continued.

Public procurement procedures were already finalized at all project partners’ level.

The elaboration of the operational toolbox (practical operation of D-EMERSYS) is ongoing.

Two planning conferences and 3 technical meetings were organized between B2 and B3 representatives for preparing the envisaged two simulation exercises.

Information and publicity activities are ongoing. LB and B2 already elaborated the promotional materials, including the project website available at the link www.demersys-robg.eu.

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