SOURCE(S): IPA FLOODS PROGRAMME, 2016
‘The main purpose of these guidelines is to create a common basis on how to write Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for EU Civil Protection Modules (EUCPM) within the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Standard Operating Procedures should contain all predictable procedures during the whole deployment cycle of the module, but should also introduce the user into the general and technical context of the respective module.
A ‘table of contents’, which was developed, should be used and respected for drafting of all EUCPM SOPs. Under each of the “table of contents” articles, there is a short description of the desired content of each article written in italics. This will provide the SOP drafters with guidance as what to write, with the understanding that some parts may be different depending on types of modules….’