The modules are the operational capacities within the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM). They are defined and established along general requirements and thus ensuring a more standardized and faster response to different types of natural and man-made disasters within and outside of the European Union. In a typical response operation they interact with other response capacities, such as the (European) Union Civil Protection Team (EUCPT) regularly accompanied by a Technical Assistance and Support Team (TAST).
The role of the modules within the UCPM called for specific exercises. To satisfy these demands, the Modules Working Group came up with different types of exercises in 2008. At that time, the Modules table-top exercise (ModTTX) was born.
The ModTTX was created as an exercise for key personnel of the different modules, i.e. Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader or Liaison Officer, together with European Union Civil Protection Experts and TAST.