To improve the four phases of Personnel Recovery (Preparation, Planning, Execution and Adaptation) by developing harmonizing PR Policy, Doctrine and Standards through clear lines of communications with partners stakeholders (nations and international organizations) and provide assistance in support of education and training, exercises and operations as required.


To serve as recognized hub for Personnel Recovery expertise in Europe.


On 14th November 2018, just ahead of the  4th EPRC Working Group at Ferrara,  the Director of the EPRC, MG Laurent Marboeuf (FRA AF) passed on the Directorship of the EPRC to BG Philippe Landicheff (FRA AF). MG Laurent Marboeuf became Director of the EPRC in Summer 2017 with the expectation to hand over the […]

EPRC Supports to NSO CJOC Course

On the 30th of October 2018 the EPRC supported the CJOC (Combined Joint Operations Centre) Course, held at the NATO School of Oberammergau. This was the first time that the EPRC supported directly a NATO School course. The EPRC instructor presented a lecture on JPR and, through a guided demonstration, illustrated the attendees how a […]

Academic Phase of the Instructors Certification Program for the EDA JPRSC

As we did last year for Italy. EPRC conducted, for the second time, its Academic Phase of the Instructors Certification Program for the EDA Joint Personnel Recovery Staff Course (JPRSC). The Instructor Certification Program, proposed by EPRC, combines the mentoring of instructors with an academic phase, including different steps that can be summarised as follows: […]

EPRC Command handed over on 29 June 2018

The first Change of Command was conducted for the European Personnel Recovery Centre (EPRC) at Poggio Renatico on 29 June 2018, when Col D Fanelli passed on his duties to Col S Demps. The Ceremony was hosted by MG Conserva, the Italian Steering Group Member and conducted by BG Marboeuf, the EPRC Director. Following the […]

APROC 2018 successfully completed

The Air Centric Personnel Recovery Operatives’ Course (APROC) 2018 was successfully completed on 7 June 2018 at the Dutch Main Operating Base of Gilze Rijen near Breda in the southern part of the Netherlands.  This was the 12th iteration of this series of courses held annually at different locations throughout Europe. For this year’s course […]