EU Nordic Modules (EU-NOM) is a project aiming at strengthening the ability for the Nordic countries Finland, Denmark and Sweden to support each other in case of disasters by taking steps towards creating joint Nordic civil protection modules. The European Commission Civil Protection Financial Instrument is co-financing the project run by Crisis Management Centre (CMC) Finland and its partners Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB).
The Nordic EU countries, as neighbors with relatively good knowledge of each other’s civil protection systems, are mutually dependent on each other when disasters happen in one or more Nordic countries. Moreover, they face similar risks and have similar climate. In the future these joint modules can be part of the Voluntary Pool of the European Emergency Response Capacity (EERC).
The Nordic cooperation aims at facilitating faster mobilization of support and a higher degree of interoperability between the countries’ civil protection modules. Moreover, joint Nordic Modules will strengthen EU’s capacity to operate in cold conditions. In addition to taking steps towards forming Joint Nordic Modules, the preparedness cooperation between the Nordic countries will be enhanced by organizing joint exercises and workshops aiming at development of training material and procedures for cold conditions operations and by knowledge and best practices sharing.
EU-NOM continues the work of Cooperation project on strengthening EU’s Nordic USAR modules (EU-NU) [linkki] which enhanced the Nordic capacities of Urban Search and Rescue expertise in cold condition between Finland and Sweden in 2015-2016.