EXERCISE IPA CAMPEX 2015 in Skopje, Na 5 – distinguished visitors’ day
A delegation headed by the Commander of SEEBRIG visited Na5 and in specific the Protection Directorate and rescue of Na 5 and established solid ground for future cooperation. As a result of the visit, the Commander of SEEBRIG was invited to participate in DV day to the Regional Field Exercise IPA CAMPEX 15 in Na 5 at 18 June 2015
DCOSOPS, COL Yuliyan PETROV headed SEEBRIG delegation composed of CG7 MAJ Vlado GJERDOVSKI (Na 5 SNR) and ADC, CPT Emre MAYAKAN.
The Field Exercise IPA CAMPEX 15 took place in Vizbegovo Area (8 km NW of Skopje centre) and was organized by the Protection and Rescue Directorate of Na 5 in cooperation with EU Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection. The consortium established for this purpose comprised the protection and rescue services of Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the private company “Synergies” from Austria. The Field Exercise was executed from 15 to 19 June 2015.
The scenario of the Exercise was that of a disastrous earthquake hitting the northern part of Na 5 and as a response building a tent camp and its management with the capacity for 250 IDPs. Beside teams from Na 5, teams from Germany, Italy, Na 7, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Na 1 and Kosovo also participated.