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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
  • Governmental coordination and crisis centre

    1. 1. Governmental Coordination and Crisis Centre Federal Public Service of the Interior November 9th, 2006 Octaaf PAUWELS Attaché
    2. 2. <ul><li>General scope </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>A crisis is defined as an event that by its nature or its consequences: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>constitutes a threat to vital national interests or to the essential needs of the population; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prompts rapid decision making; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>demands coordination between different departments and organisms </li></ul></ul>Who are we?
    3. 3. <ul><li>Risk analysis and emergency planning </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of the current news of the whole world in order to assess the possible impact on the Belgian territory </li></ul><ul><li>24h/24 on duty and continuous monitoring in collaboration with the police and information services </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, coordination and follow-up of major events (events at risk) </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure and organisation for crisis management </li></ul><ul><li>Security of personalities and institutions in Belgium, including foreigners, embassies, consulates and international institutions </li></ul><ul><li>National and international alarm network focal point </li></ul>Tasks
    4. 4. <ul><ul><li>The Governmental Coordination and Crisis Centre is the international focal point within the alert networks: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ecurie (Nuclear alert system) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BICHAT (Biological and Chemicals Attacks and Threats) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MIC (Monitoring and Information Centre - European Union) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EMSC (European Mediterranean Seismological Centre) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helsinki Convention on the transboundary effects in industry </li></ul></ul></ul>International Role
    5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Organisation and coordination of emergency planning and cooperation with the authorities involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing up of cooperation procedures with other departments and/or provincial, national and international institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation between the 5 disciplines (help and emergency services) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of crisis management know-how </li></ul></ul>Emergency Planning
    6. 6. <ul><li>Emergency plans for crisis events and situations that prompt coordination or management on national level. </li></ul><ul><li>(R.D. 31/01/2003, M.D. 21/02/2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures: </li></ul><ul><li>Well-founded decision taking based on the assessment of the situation </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of the means to use </li></ul><ul><li>Information to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts with foreign countries as well as with European and international organisations. </li></ul>National emergency plan : Royal Decree of January 31, 2003
    7. 7. <ul><li>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 : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Risk analysis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global organisation of the departments and emergency help </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation of interdepartmental crisis management </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>To ensure coordination of departmental and provincial plans </li></ul>Activities of the Governmental Coordination and Crisis Centre before a pandemic flu: planning
    8. 8. <ul><li>Alert system </li></ul><ul><li>Global organisation and crisis management </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent link between the Federal Public Services involved, the administrations and the police services </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination and dialogue between the provincial and local authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Communication to the entire population on the Belgian territory, in particular through the mayors </li></ul><ul><li>Logistic support </li></ul>Activities of the Governmental Coordination and Crisis Centre during a pandemic flu: organisation and management
    9. 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. 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. 11. <ul><ul><li>How will you be informed? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All citizens in Belgium will be informed in the same way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By means of the media ( , news,…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By means of the local authorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need specific information? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs </li></ul></ul>Information to the population