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
The Final Demonstration (Final Demo) is the last Trial, concluding the series of DRIVER+ Trials. It will run from 26th-28th November 2019 in Warsaw and The Hague. The event has been tailored to the needs of the main End-User – the Emergency Response Coordination...
The DRIVER+ Advanced Crisis Management Conference flyer is available- Take a look and book your seat!
The DRIVER+ Advanced Crisis Management Conference will take place from 19th-20th February 2020 in Brussels. The event will provide an overview of how crisis management organisations can use the project's outputs to select and evaluate solutions addressing identified...
DRIVER+ represented at the Boosting Innovation Through Standards Conference 2019, 13/11/2019, Brussels
DRIVER+ was represented by PSCE, a partner in this project at the flagship event organised by CEN and CENELEC, the European Standards Organisation on 13 November in Brussels - https://www.cencenelec.eu/News/Brief_News/Pages/TN-2019-048.aspx. There was considerable...
The fourth Innovation for Crisis Management event took place from 12th-13th June 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This edition hosted by the Danish Red Cross focused on volunteer management in a crisis situation, with special attention being paid to issues...
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...