The unit Mr. Felix Bloch is responsible for enhances the level of preparedness of emergency response operations managed by DG ECHO, including development of the European Civil Protection Knowledge Network as part of rescEU. To this end, it coordinates and manages the specific training and exercise activities for disaster and emergency management experts, also reinforces the preparedness component of the UCPM in close cooperation with the relevant national structures and to help build common Union disaster preparedness culture.
Previously, Mr Bloch was a member of the Cabinet of the EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, Mr Christos Stylianides. Before starting his career as an official at the European Commission in 2005, he taught law at Bonn University in Germany. As a trained lawyer in Germany, he holds a Dr. jur. degree from Bonn University, as well as a Master of Laws degree from the University of London (SOAS).