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  • As you have just seen on the DVD….
  • Ici, rappeler que l’ensemble des citoyens en territoire belge seront considérés et traités de la même manière, qu’ils soient de nationalité belge ou non
  • Insist: everyone will be informed in the same way in Belgium
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    • 1. Governmental Coordination and Crisis Centre Federal Public Service of the Interior November 9th, 2006 Octaaf PAUWELS Attaché
    • 2.
      • General scope
      • The Governmental Coordination and Crisis Centre has been established to assist the federal government in the planning and interdepartmental management of crises and major events.
      • Definition
      • A crisis is defined as an event that by its nature or its consequences:
        • constitutes a threat to vital national interests or to the essential needs of the population;
        • prompts rapid decision making;
        • demands coordination between different departments and organisms
      Who are we?
    • 3.
      • Risk analysis and emergency planning
      • Evaluation of the current news of the whole world in order to assess the possible impact on the Belgian territory
      • 24h/24 on duty and continuous monitoring in collaboration with the police and information services
      • Planning, coordination and follow-up of major events (events at risk)
      • Infrastructure and organisation for crisis management
      • Security of personalities and institutions in Belgium, including foreigners, embassies, consulates and international institutions
      • National and international alarm network focal point
      Tasks
    • 4.
        • The Governmental Coordination and Crisis Centre is the international focal point within the alert networks:
          • Ecurie (Nuclear alert system)
          • BICHAT (Biological and Chemicals Attacks and Threats)
          • IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)
          • MIC (Monitoring and Information Centre - European Union)
          • EMSC (European Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
          • Helsinki Convention on the transboundary effects in industry
      International Role
    • 5.
        • Organisation and coordination of emergency planning and cooperation with the authorities involved
        • Drawing up of cooperation procedures with other departments and/or provincial, national and international institutions
        • Cooperation between the 5 disciplines (help and emergency services)
        • Development of crisis management know-how
      Emergency Planning
    • 6.
      • Emergency plans for crisis events and situations that prompt coordination or management on national level.
      • (R.D. 31/01/2003, M.D. 21/02/2003)
      • Ensures:
      • Well-founded decision taking based on the assessment of the situation
      • Coordination of the means to use
      • Information to the public
      • Contacts with foreign countries as well as with European and international organisations.
      National emergency plan : Royal Decree of January 31, 2003
    • 7.
      • In collaboration with the Interministerial Influenza Coordination Committee, a national emergency plan is prepared that includes all necessary federal departments and actors involved in the crisis :
            • Risk analysis
            • Global organisation of the departments and emergency help
            • Preparation of interdepartmental crisis management
      • To ensure coordination of departmental and provincial plans
      Activities of the Governmental Coordination and Crisis Centre before a pandemic flu: planning
    • 8.
      • Alert system
      • Global organisation and crisis management
      • Permanent link between the Federal Public Services involved, the administrations and the police services
      • Coordination and dialogue between the provincial and local authorities
      • Communication to the entire population on the Belgian territory, in particular through the mayors
      • Logistic support
      Activities of the Governmental Coordination and Crisis Centre during a pandemic flu: organisation and management
    • 9. Governor Ministry of the Interior Municipal Emergency Plan –Municipal Phase Provincial Emergency Plan –Provincial Phase National Emergency Planning – Federal Phase Municipal coordination Committee Provincial coordination Committee Management Committee Mayor People in charge of security in Belgium by order of intervention:
    • 10. Crisis management in the Federal phase in case of pandemic flu Bordering countries Provincial Coordination Committee - Prov 1 Provincial Coordination Committee - Prov 2 Municipal Coordination Committee x Municipal Coordination Committee y Municipal Coordination Committee z Municipal Coordination Committee … Provincial Coordination Committee - Prov 3 Departmental Crisis Cell: Justice Etc… Governmental Crisis and Coordination Centre Evaluation and Follow up Cell Management Committee Media International Organ. EU Departmental Crisis Cell: Public Health Departmental Crisis Cell: Foreign Affairs Departmental Crisis Cell: Economy Departmental Crisis Cell: Mobility Departmental Crisis Cell: Employment Departmental Crisis Cell: BIPT Socio –Economic Cell Information Cell
    • 11.
        • How will you be informed?
        • All citizens in Belgium will be informed in the same way
        • By means of the media ( www.influenza.be , news,…)
        • By means of the local authorities
        • Need specific information?
        • Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs
      Information to the population
    • 12. http://crisis.ibz.be CRISIS ANTICIPATION FOR BETTER CRISIS MANAGEMENT