The JCBRN Defence COE, represented by COL Zdeněk Čížek, and VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, represented by the Rector Ivo Vondrák, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 31 March 2010.

         The signing of the MOU is the first step towards a new way of cooperation between these two institutions. The basic purpose of this MOU is to make provisions for estabilshment of the collaborative environment between the COE and VSB. The cooperation can cover:

o       Collaborative of teaching education and training

o       Exchange of teaching and research personnel

o       Collaboration for short-term training, symposhia and other academic meetings

o       Exchange of materials for studying and training

o       Support in the field of science, research, doctrine and lessons learned analysis,

o       Provision of expertise


         The initial outcome of  this MOU is cooperation on the execution of „Train the Trainers Course of the International CBRN Training Curriculum for First Responders“ organized by the JCBRN Defence COE from 8 to 12 november 2010, under the umbrella of the Senior Civil Emergency Planning Committee. The course will focus on training of trainers that conduct training for response to CBRN incidents at national and international level, using the CBRN Training Curriculum.

        We believe that this MOU and practical execution of the Course will be a bridge the future cooperation between our institutions in the field of CBRN Defence.


Author: CPT Ilona Bain, Mr. Zdenek Hybl