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Leadership / Officer Development Program (ODP)

Learning and professional exchange with your European colleagues is facilitated online, using a variety of learning methods. On completing the program, you will have acquired knowledge and skills you can use in your place of work, and you will have expanded your professional network for future collaboration.

Deadline for registration: 25 April 2023

The program is aimed at European fire officers who have a minimum of 5 years’ strategic work experience at a senior/executive level. A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution for higher education is required for entry, as well as proficiency in English at the B2/C1 level.


Program leader
Jakob Vedsted Andersen
E-mail: jakob.vedsted@f-e-u.org

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2023 edition

The second edition of ODP takes place 12 - 16 June 2023 and is being organized, facilitated, and hosted by the National Fire Academy (NFA, Brandweeracademie), part of The Netherlands Institute for Public Safety (NIPV). The participants will have the opportunity to gain insight into strategic topics that are relevant to the fire services in Europe, now and in the future.

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Who can participate?

The program is aimed at European fire officers who:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ strategic work experience, which means they are responsible for decision-making at that level within their organizations;
  • Have attained a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution for higher education;
  • Can demonstrate proficiency in English (minimum B2 level ) during the intake meetings;
  • Are motivated to learn and work with their European colleagues, focussing on strategic topics.


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What is on the ODP 2023 agenda?

The program content takes shape following two main themes that have been inspired by FEU meeting outcomes and international developments. These themes are:

  • Future-proofing the fire services
  • Fire services working together within the European (legislative) context
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Planning and costs

The program on location will take place in Arnhem, The Netherlands from Monday 12 June through to Friday 16 June 2023. You travel to The Netherlands on Sunday 11 June 2023. The half day online meetings will take place on 30 May 2023 and 5 September 2023 in the afternoon from 13.00-15.30 CET.

The program costs are €3.500,- per participant including all program activities, online and on location, catering and meals and transportation during the program. Hotel accommodation in Arnhem from 11-16 June 2023 for the entire group of participants is arranged and booked by NIPV. This will be added to the invoice (€ 600,- per participant). 

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Download our whitepaper

Are you a potential participant and do you require further information at this stage? We would like to ask you to contact your FEU country representative. If they can’t answer your query, they will contact the ODP organization on your behalf. If you are interested to participate, your application will go via your FEU country representative as well.

For more information, please download our white paper here. 

or contact:
Jakob Vedsted Andersen / Board member FEU
Program leader Leadership / ODP
Delegate Denmark


ODP Alumni

ODP Class’22 participants

ODP Class’22 participants are offered to join the ODP Alumni network that will create a firm foundation for future collaboration among participants.

FEU ODP Class 2022

A primary and first goal for the ODP Alumni network is to maintain updated and current information of all participants so it is possible in an easy way to stay in contact with ODP peers. Thereby enable ODP participants to create and keep connections in a way that will help with their strategic focus, leadership, and organizational development.

Have a look at the after movie of Class'22: here

ODP 2023 registration

The next ODP training will take place in the Netherlands in June 2023. On the FEU website you will find more information about content, requirements for participants and practical conditions. Participants from all European countries are welcome, and we hope for a broad representation. If you are looking for development at a strategic level and are curious about cooperation in Europe, then the course is for you!

The course takes place from 12. th. to 16. th. June 2023.
The last registration deadline is 25 April 2023.

After registration, the participants will be invited to an intake meeting with those responsible for the education at FEU. 

(Personal information is going to be shared with NIPV)


Registration form
Testimonials from class of 2022


FEU programs

FEU focuses on three main programs

We are FEU, the Federation of European Fire Officers. The FEU is a network of (European) fire officer associations or state fire services united by a (common) profile of shared beliefs, interests, and mutual trust. The FEU aims to be a strong voice for fire and rescue services.
This program offers you the opportunity to gain expert knowledge on current topics relevant to the fire services in Europe, as well as further develop your leadership and communication skills.
The FEU aims to connect with career principal fire and rescue service officers in Europe to exchange best practice and collaborate with other international partners, in initiatives / projects which benefit FEU and public safety in Europe.