A Pan-European Test-bed for Crisis Management Capability Development
A Pragmatic Step-By-Step guidance to conduct Trials
A reference implementation for all DRIVER+ Trials
General Guidance & Technical Infrastructure of the Test-bed to support the trials
A demonstration infrastructure
What is tHE driver+ TEST-BED?
One of the DRIVER+ objectives is the development of a pan-European Test-bed for crisis management capability development. This Test-bed will consist of physical, methodological and technical infrastructure elements to systematically conduct Trials and evaluate solutions within an appropriate environment. In the context of the project, an “appropriate environment” is a testing environment where the trialling of solutions is carried out using a structured, all-encompassing and mutual learning approach.
What are the DRIVER+ Trials?
Benefiting from the DRIVER Test-bed components, a series of four Trials will be oranised to operationalise and test Crisis Management solutions. These trials and their scenarios will be based on the updated Crisis Management gaps and practitioner needs, whose main ones identified so far relate to: (1) Cross-Border Tasking and Resource Management, (2) High Level Coordination, (3) Volunteer Management and (4) Situation Assessment and Logistics.
Where do the Trials take place?
The Trials are conducted at different locations in Europe.
Trial Poland took place at the Main School of Fire Service (SGSP) from 21-25 May 2018 in Warsaw.
Trial France took place at the Entente pour la forêt Méditerranéenne from 22-26 October 2018 in Aix-en-Provence.
Trial Netherlands Trial took place from 21-23 May 2019 at the premises of the Safety Region Haaglanden (SRH) in The Hague.
Trial Austria will he held at the Austrian Red Cross from 12-15 September 2019 in Eisenertz/Austria.
The Trials are developed and evaluated using the Trial Guidance Methodology which supports practitioners in finding innovation in Crisis Management trough trialling new solutions. To find out more about the Trial Guidance Methodology and to access the Trial Guidance Methodology Handbook click here.
For more information about the Trials click here.
Ultimately the vision of DRIVER+ is to create, a pan-European arena of virtually connected facilities and crisis labs (so called Centres of Expertise) where users, solution providers, researchers, policy makers and citizens jointly and iteratively can progress on new approaches or solutions to emerging issues. This network is intended to not only facilitate innovation in CM, but also to generate a European CM culture and more shared understanding of CM across Europe
Watch the DRIVER+ Trial videos to get a clearer picture of how the Test-bed supports the Trials