We are celebrating


After more than 100 exercises for European civil protection modules since 2010, it is finally time to celebrate this great success together.

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We are celebrating


After more than 100 exercises for European civil protection modules since 2010, it is finally time to celebrate this great success together.

The aim of EU MODEX is to better prepare modules/capacities/civil protection authorities and experts for international deployments under the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), to ensure a faster, coordinated and efficient response to emergencies.
In addition, EU MODEX should enhance the coordination during UCPM interventions by ensuring improved interoperability and cooperation between intervention teams, national authorities and other stakeholders.

What is eu modex?

Starting in 2010 with a table-top exercise with 15 participants, EU MODEX has developed strongly. Meanwhile, full-scale exercises with far more than 200 participants are part of the exercise cycle. Over the years, rescue workers and experts from as many as 37 countries have had the opportunity to exercise together.

Not only did size and quality evolve, but new training opportunities were created to include all types of civil protection modules and other capacities. Over time, different set-ups and target group combinations were tested to further improve the training experience, so that today a globally recognised high level is achieved.

History of eu modex


Challenges, Stories, Videos, Images

Pictures, people and passion. Learn more about past or upcoming events, exercises and the people behind the curtain. There are many stories to be told.

Faces of EU MODEX

Trainer and Quality Assurance Manager since 2015.

Faces of EU MODEX
Faces of EU MODEX

Project Manager of EU MODEX and Evaluator since 2010

Faces of EU MODEX

Trainer, Venue Manager and in the Project Management since 2010.

Faces of EU MODEX

Trainer and Main Trainer since 2013.

Faces of EU MODEX
Faces of EU MODEX

Part of EU MODEX as participant and Venue Management since 2016.

Faces of EU MODEX

Since 2017 part of the EXCON staff and a mentor to venue managers, as well as being a venue manager himself.

European Team Spirit

5 Lots for

To support the needs of different types of civil protection modules, other response capacities as well as the technical assistance and support teams and European Union civil protection expert teams, the exercises are divided in 5 lots. Tabletop exercises as well as field exercises are part of the EU MODEX program.

EU MODEX – LOT 1 Table-Top Exercises

ModTTX focuses on indepth cooperation between different actors in a disaster environment, on procedures, communication and information management and much more...

EU MODEX – LOT 2 Water Hazards and Forest Fire Fighting

An integrated approach for consequence management of floods, forest fires or chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear hazards for all specialized modules.

EU MODEX – LOT 3 USAR - Search & Rescue

Complex field exercises for all kind of urban search and rescue modules, supported by different other response capacities, are conducted by lot 3.

EU MODEX – LOT 4 EUCPT - Expert teams + TAST - Technical support teams

A functional exercise approach with a strong link to the reality that a EUCPT and TAST can be exposed to, both on operational, tactical and strategic levels.

EU MODEX – LOT 5 Medical Modules

Target group of lot 5 are medical modules of all kinds and sizes as well as laboratory capacities which are exercising together with and EUCPT and a TAST in realistic field exercises.


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10 Years Anniversary Events

A list of our upcoming events and training exercises accross Europe:

The EUCP THINK TANK has been a moderated, future-orientated discussion of thirteen experts from various fields of expertise on the 16th of March 2021

The 100 minute long, english language “10 Years EU MODEX Anniversary Show” had its premiere on the 27th of March at 19:00 CET.


Find out more about our mascot Mo and follow the story of mo from inception to mascot.

The Story of Mo

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