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The DRIVER+ Advanced Crisis Management Conference will bring together policy makers, solution providers, and crisis management practitioners and experts – the perfect networking occasion for the European Crisis Management community.
The DRIVER+ Advanced Crisis Management Conference will give you an exciting overview on the project’s achievements and results:
- Discover and put DRIVER+ key outcomes and trialled solutions to the test
- Benefit from roundtables, demonstrations, exhibitions, and high-level keynotes
- Learn more on the DRIVER+ lasting impact and how you can benefit – for example by joining the DRIVER+ CMINE community (www.cmine.eu) or by becoming an early adopter of a DRIVER+ solution
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
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.
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Technology, Volunteering, Pan-European Cooperation
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
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
Supporting capability development and innovation management
Centres of Expertise
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
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.
- REDUCE FRAGMENTATION IN THE CRISIS MANAGEMENT LANDSCAPE
- FOSTER SYNERGIES
- IMPROVE MARKET UPTAKE OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
- FACILITATE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
Interested in crisis management innovation? Your views will impact the selection of the Top 3 Innovative Crisis Management solutions 2020. The Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe (CMINE) and the DRIVER+ project are organising a competition for crisis...
In the EU project DRIVER+, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) provided real-time aerial images in a disaster control exercise in Eisenerz/Austria (Trial Austria, 9-15th September 2019) in order to provide crucial support for situation recording and rescue logistics of...
Take a look at the new DRIVER+ testimonials. Katerina Hadjimatheou, Lecturer at the University of Essex and Member of the DRIVER+ Ethics and Society Advisory Board, is speaking about the development of a Societal Impact Assessment Methodology to plan for unintended...
Call for entries- Top 3 Innovative Solutions in Crisis Management 2020- Extended deadline- Apply now!
The Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe (CMINE) and the DRIVER+ project organise a competition for Crisis Management solutions with high innovation potential. The competition is expected to stimulate the uptake of innovative solutions, encourage synergies and...
The DRIVER+ Final Demonstration (Warsaw/The Hague - Nov. 26-28 2019) was based on a scenario of wildfires with activation of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM). Five solutions were tested with the aim of improving communication and information exchange among...