To this end, the NCCN collaborates with various European and international partners. We implement agreements or establish new agreements to facilitate and improve both day-to-day consultation and coordination of crisis management.
The NCCN has several ongoing international projects:
- Aligning current and future national contingency plans with the international level.
- Improving existing structures and procedures in crisis management, national resilience and civil preparedness.
- Participating in international exercises, for example in cooperation with EU or NATO.
- Maintaining contacts with national and international partners (embassies and international organisations, Civil Protection, permanent representatives, etc.).
- Establishing a platform for the Directors-General of the crisis centres at European level.
- Collaborating with the Benelux Secretariat-General and the Benelux countries.
- Representing the National Crisis Center in international forums and organisations.
- Strengthening the information position and recognition of the expertise of the National Crisis Center internationally.
- Setting up, monitoring and managing European funds and international projects, such as Bullseye, RiskPACC, Marhetak or ShotPros.
In an (international) emergency situation, the NCCN takes on the following tasks:
- Acting as a point of contact between national partners and international organisations.
- Formulating advice and policy proposals to implement decisions, in coordination with the international context.
- Establishing and developing the interdepartmental International Crisis management Cell (ICC) within the NCCN, after a decision by the federal government in 2018.