Michael Elmquist

Areas of Expertise:

  • International Emergency Relief Coordination
  • Planning and Conduct of Training for Adults
  • Safety and Security in the Field
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Development Cooperation
  • Arrangement of Courses and Seminars
  • Evaluation of Courses and Programmes

Contact me: me@greenelm.com
Skype: michaelmquist

Full CV in Europass Format


International experience

EU Civil Protection Mechanism

  • Team Leader, Course Director, and lecturer at EU Civil Protection Courses (2011-2014) (See video below)
  • Course Director, EU Civil Protection Security Course (2012-2014)
  • Project Manager, EU Exercise “DANEX 2006” (2005-2006)

United Nations – Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA)

  • Head of Office, UN OCHA Indonesia (2000-2005)
  • Head of Military and Civil Defence Unit (1995-2000)
  • Team Leader for the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) teams on 14 emergencies

NATO – Civil Emergency Planning

  • Director of Civil Emergency Planning, and Chairman of the Senior Civil Emergency Planning Committee (1987-1994)
  • Staff Officer General Policy, Civil Emergency Planning Directorate (1978-1984)

Bilateral Development Cooperation

  • Head of the Joint Donor Team, Juba, South Sudan (2008-2011)
  • Assistance to establishment of civil protection in the Balkans (2005-2008)


National Experience

Employment with the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA)

  • Senior Advisor, Training and Education (2011-2014)
  • Senior Advisor, Exercise Planning and Bilateral Cooperation Programmes (2005-2008)
  • Head of Division, Continuity of Government (1985-1987)
  • Policy Officer, Policy Development Secretariat (1984-1985)
  • Junior Policy Officer, Civil Defence (1976-1978)
  • Conscript, Danish Civil Defence Corps (1975-1976)

Video from EU training: