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This project has received funding from the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration under Grant Agreement (GA) N° #607798

DRIVER+ supports improved pan-European Crisis Management skills, solutions and resilience

Project comprises the development of a methodology to test new solutions, trials, events, networking and the building of Centres of Expertise

Trial Guidance Methodology developed to provide consistent system for assessing Crisis Management solutions

Trials using TGM test solutions in simulated real-world emergency scenarios

Crisis Management Solutions tested using Trial Guidance Methodology

DRIVER+ Trial Guidance Methodology provides consistent, rigorous framework for assessing CM solutions

Portfolio of Solutions offers access to Crisis Management solutions

THE DRIVER+ PORTFOLIO OF SOLUTIONS

Online database of crisis management solutions gives practitioners access to huge range of advanced technology

DRIVER+ launches Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe (CMINE)

CMINE will foster Crisis Management networking, knowledge sharing, solutions access and innovation

Latest News - Final Demonstration to take place in Poland

Two-day international event will test solutions and highlight key lessons learned from DRIVER+ Trials

DRIVER+ Final Conference will showcase project’s achievements, sustainable legacy

Highprofile event to be held at BluePoint conference centre in Brussels
on 19-20 February 2020

Improving EU-wide responses to wildfires, flooding are key priorities of DRIVER+

EU Commission report: ‘more countries than ever hit by forest fires in 2018’

Project partners will demonstrate Solutions at Final Conference Marketplace

Project partners will demonstrate Solutions at Final Conference Marketplace
Broad range of proven Solutions will be available for delegates to explore

Supporting, testing, exercising and disseminating new and improved approaches for protecting public safety across Europe

Driver+ is Driving Crisis Management innovation, skills development and collaboration

Driver+ Driving Crisis Management innovation, skills development and collaboration

Overview

GOVERNMENTS AND POPULATIONS ARE INCREASINGLY AWARE OF THE THREATS TO PUBLIC SAFETY POSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE – IN PARTICULAR WILDFIRES AND FLOODING -, EARTHQUAKES, TERRORISM AND INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS. DRIVER+ IS A PAN-EUROPEAN COOPERATION PROJECT TASKED WITH PROMOTING MAJOR NEW, SCIENCE-BASED IMPROVEMENTS IN CRISIS MANAGEMENT RESPONSE CAPABILITIES.

The project’s scope includes the promotion and trialling of advanced technologies and other crisis management solutions in realistic scenarios, the development of scientifically based trial methodologies, the building of cooperative information sharing networks (CMINE), and the establishment of a network of Centres of Expertise.

Technology, Volunteering, Pan-European Cooperation

Trialling Crisis
Management Solutions

Trialling Crisis Management Solutions

Overview

At a number of events staged throughout Europe, specialist Crisis Management teams have trialled a diverse range of different solutions under realistic conditions. These trials, held in Poland, France, The Netherlands and Austria, are helping Crisis Managers identify proven technologies and approaches for saving lives, protecting communities and caring for volunteers.

This is critically important work for a future in which climate change-related events – wildfires and floods – are likely to increase in frequency and severity, as well as persistent threats from earthquakes and terrorism.

A database of Crisis Management Solutions supporting enhanced Crisis Management best practice  

The DRIVER+ Portfolio of Solutions

The DRIVER+ Portfolio of Solutions

Overview

DRIVER+ HAS RECENTLY DEVELOPED AN ONLINE PORTFOLIO OF SOLUTIONS. THIS SITE DOCUMENTS AND PRESENTS DETAILS ON SOLUTIONS TESTED AND EVALUATED DURING THE DRIVER+ TRIALS. IT ALSO ALLOWS FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF THIRD-PARTY SOLUTIONS ALREADY USED BY PRACTITIONERS OR RELEVANT TO CRISIS MANAGEMENT

The Portfolio of Solutions also facilitates the sharing of user experiences, supporting the successful implementation and usage of solutions for other practitioners.

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The DRIVER+ Portfolio of Solutions
The DRIVER+ Portfolio of Solutions
PoS Portfolio of Solutions

Supporting capability development and innovation management

Centres of Expertise

Centres of Expertise

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Supporting capability development and innovation management
CoE Centre of Expertise

Overview

DRIVER+ is promoting the development of a network of Centres of Expertise

A Centre of Expertise (CoE) is an organisation operating in the domain of Crisis Management and Disaster Risk Reduction that acts as the primary contact point for practitioner organisations at the national or regional level, supporting their capability development and innovation management. A CoE may choose to adopt either the whole suite of DRIVER+ outputs or only some of its components.

A shared platform for promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration

Building CMINE, the Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe

Technology, Volunteering, Pan-European Cooperation

Overview

The Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe (CMINE) is a Community of Practice that fosters innovation and enhances a shared understanding in the fields of Crisis Management and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe. CMINE is creating an umbrella network of stakeholders active in Crisis Management by linking existing projects, networks and initiatives. By doing so, CMINE reduces fragmentation, generates ideas and helps to identify innovative solutions to improve European resilience.

Objectives:

  • REDUCE FRAGMENTATION IN THE CRISIS MANAGEMENT LANDSCAPE
  • FOSTER SYNERGIES
  • IMPROVE MARKET UPTAKE OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
  • FACILITATE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

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A shared platform for promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration
CMINE - Fostering innovation in Crisis Management

News

Video of IRONORE2019 exercise available

Video of IRONORE2019 exercise available

A video of the European Civil Protection Exercise IRONORE2019 which ran from 12 September 2019 to 15 September 2019 in Eisenerz, Austria is available. Take a look at it here. Trial Austria was designed in close synergy with the IRONORE2019 exercise. At this exercise...

DRIVER+ Final Demonstration: 26-28 Nov. 2019

DRIVER+ Final Demonstration: 26-28 Nov. 2019

The Final Demonstration (Final Demo) is the last Trial, concluding the series of DRIVER+ Trials.  It is being organised by the Space Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences and hosted in two different locations: The Main School of Fire Service, SGSP (Warsaw,...

DRIVER+ Trial Findings

DRIVER+ Trial Findings

 DRIVER+ has conducted four Trials so far. Different selected innovative technical solutions were benchmarked during these Trials in different contexts: - Toxic spill scenario in Warsaw, Poland (May 2018) -  Large forest fire in southern France (October 2018) -  Flood...

The Trial Austria video is online! Take a look at it

The Trial Austria video is online! Take a look at it

The DRIVER+ project successfully conducted its last Trial about a severe earthquake scenario in Eisenerz, Austria. This last Trial of the DRIVER+ project took place on 12-14 September 2019 in the Austrian region of Styria, gathering more than 80 participants from all...

DRIVER+ USER WORKSHOP

DRIVER+ USER WORKSHOP

The User Workshop that DRIVER+ organised on 17 October 2019 in Brussels convened more than 50 people and provided an opportunity for several practitioners to explain what their experience has been using DRIVER+ outputs in their work. Part of the day was structured...

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Register for the DRIVER+ Final Conference in Brussels from 19-20 of February! Gain in-depth knowledge of how to use project outputs to better serve your organisation, whether you're a #CrisisManagement practitioner, researcher or solution provider. https://t.co/lLpbSr5cfT

Key findings of 4 DRIVER+ Trials involving over 40 practitioners from 13 EU countries. Overall, the solutions tested improved sharing of information vertically and horizontally and led to better coordination, #RiskManagement and allocation of resources. https://t.co/jh4GQEoi4t

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