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The Report covers all key outputs of the DRIVER+ project, offering guidance, resources and support for Crisis Managers throughout Europe and the world.
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
Keynote speech of Patrick Meier, co-founder and joint CEO of WeRobotics/Flying Labs featured on PreventionWeb. Read the article here
Flying Labs Spreads Innovative Drone Operational Skills and Crisis Management Expertise throughout the World
One of the keynote speakers at the DRIVER+ Advanced Crisis Management Conference, held in Brussels in February 2020, was Patrick Meier, co-founder and joint CEO of WeRobotics/Flying Labs. Flying Labs is a growing network of highly trained drone operators based around...
The Commission offered up to €80 million of financial support to CureVac, a higly innovative vaccine developer from Tübingen, Germany, to scale up development and production of a vaccine against the Coronavirus in Europe. Read more here Source: EU Science and...
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) publicises DRIVER+ benefits and outputs . Read the full article here
The toolkit provides organisations interested in becoming a DRIVER+ Centre of Expertise (CoE) with guiding tools they can use to develop a roadmap customised to their case. In particular, this toolkit proposes to follow a process based on three stages: Orienting &...