DITAC proposes to develop a holistic standardized training curriculum for first responders and strategic crisis managers dealing with international crises. The DITAC curriculum will address the key challenges for the management of disaster incidents.

The project has been started in January 2012 and is funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. NHCS is one of thirteen partners of the project which is primarily coordinated by the University Clinic Bonn.

DITAC aims to develop a strong, comprehensive and efficient EU-wide approach to crises and disasters to feature the added value by EU co-ordinated actions in the field of crisis response – internationally and within the EU. The Curriculum will improve the preparedness and availability of trained personnel by providing a common language, common objectives and common tools leading to better results in the protection and assistance of people confronted with large-scale crises.

Establishing a curricular training on how to respond to an international crisis and making it accessible to pertinent organisations throughout the EU will be a first step towards building a European Emergency Response Capacity