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The collaboration is shaped by the steering group EMRIC, three focus groups and multiple working- and project groups. Within these groups, not only EMRIC-partners are represented, but also other organisations, with knowledge, expertise and competencies in the respective fields. 

In the organogram below, all groups are depicted together with their connections to other groups within the collaboration:

Steering group: 





In the steering group EMRIC, the managing directors of the partner organisations of EMRIC are represented. The steering group determines the strategic goals of the collaboration. These strategic goals are agreed upon every five years, with the most recent goals written down in the multi-annual plan 2014-2019. The EMRIC office ensures that all goals will be realised within the pre-defined period as set out in the multi-annual plan. The steering group has initiated multiple working groups, including the working group PR and -radiation incidents


EMREX exercise staff


The EMREX exercise staff is derived from the previous EMREX working group. This group consists of delegates from all partners, which jointly are responsible for coordinating and preparing the EMRIC exercises in a 2-year exercise cycle, as defined by the Steering Group EMRIC. These exercises are different in nature but all have in common that they primarily aim for the implementation of procedures and agreements made within EMRIC.

Working group
radiation incidents: 



The working group radiation incidents aims to discuss problems related to nuclear power plants among its members and to align policy initiatives, as far as national regulations allow it. 

Focus group BuKs: 






The focus group BuKs is tasked with fire protection and technical assistance. Within this focus group, managers of the "Hulpverleningszones" Luik and Limburg in Belgium, the fire department of Zuid-Limburg in the Netherlands and the Kreisbrandmeister of Kreis Heinsberg and the Städteregion Aachen, as well as the commander of the fire brigade of the city of Aachen in Germany. The focus group BuKs is also the author of the Emric-plan, which contains agreements on mutual assistance during large scale incidents and disasters. The focus group BuKs has initiated the working group divers. 



Focus group Eumed: 












The focus group Eumed is concerned with cross-border collaboration in the field of acute medical care, both on a daily basis and during large scale incidents and disasters. The focus group consists of directors and medical managers who are responsible for ambulance care and medical assistance during large scale incidents and disasters within their region. For Germany, this is "Rettungsdienst Kreis Heinsberg GMBH", the "Städteregion Aachen" and the city of Aachen. For the Netherlands, this is the GGD Zuid-Limburg. For Belgium, this is a representative of the federal government. In addition, the emergency departments of the three university hospitals in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine and the ZOL in Genk are represented within the focus group. The focus group Eumed is, amongst others, author of the so-called Eumed-plan, which contains agreements regarding mutual acute medical assistance during large scale incidents and disasters. Within the focus group Eumed, transport of intensive care patients is discussed. This is done by an intensive care physician of the MUMC+ in collaboration with his German colleagues. This collaboration is called EUMIC

Working group
dispatch centres








The working group of the dispatch centres has been in place for many years. This is due to their central role in delivering adequate and timely assistance to citizens. To ensure that these processes run smoothly, the heads of the dispatch centres within the Euregion Meuse-Rhine, meet four times per year. In this working group for Belgium the federal dispatch centres of the Province of Liège is represented and the dispatch centre of hulpverleningszone Oost-Limburg. For Zuid-Limburg, both the ambulance and fire fighting dispatch centre are represented. For Germany, the dispatch centres of the Städteregion Aachen (responsible for both the city of Aachen and the Städteregion Aachen), as well as the Kreise Heinsberg, Düren and Euskirchen.