European Personnel Recovery Centre
Coat of arms
Active8 July 2015
CountryBelgium
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
United Kingdom
TypePersonnel recovery
Rolemultinational defence resource organisation
Motto(s)That others may live
Websiteeprc.it

The European Personnel Recovery Centre (EPRC) is an intergovernmental military organisation that contributes to the development and harmonisation of policies and standards related to personnel recovery. The ERPC also provides support for education, training, exercises and operations.[1] The EPRC was established on 8 July 2015 and is based at Poggio Renatico Air Base in Italy.

Member states

The centre has seven participating states:[2]

Additionally, the EPRC has five partner states:

The EPRC is not associated with the European Union Common Security and Defence Policy, CSDP); it is for instance not a project of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) of the CSDP. The EPRC and its assets may however contribute in the implementation of the CSDP, when made available as a multinational force in accordance with article 42.3 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU).[citation needed]

Structure

Leadership

The EPRC is presently led by:

Components

The EPCR comprises the following components:[3]

Relationship with EU defence policy

The EPRC is presently not established at the EU level (referred to as the Common Security and Defence Policy, CSDP); it is for instance not a project of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) of the CSDP. The EPRC and its assets may however contribute in the implementation of the CSDP, when made available as a multinational force in accordance with article 42.3 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU).[citation needed]

See also

References