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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
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, a partner in DRIVER+ has used its extensive knowledge and expertise to inform the EU’s policy responses. Experts across the JRC have been analysing the crisis, anticipating...
The Trial Guidance Methodology (TGM) is a practical guide and approach to help crisis response organisations follow a structured approach to understanding to what extent socio-technical solutions (such as an app for managing volunteers, a Common Operational Picture...
Oxford University has launched the world’s first COVID-19 government response tracker. The tracker records and compares governmental measures in response to the coronavirus worldwide. The first ever tool to track and compare policy responses of governments tackling...
Universities develop innovative new ventilator designs, leading businesses switch to ventilator production
BBC TV’s Click programme broadcast an item on 28 March highlighting the work done in the UK, Spain and Rumania designing, developing and manufacturing innovative new, lower-cost ventilators for COVID-19 victims. Oxford University and Kings College London have...
ACAPS an independent information provider specialist in humanitarian needs analysis and assessment provides a Dashboard of Covid19 government measures. The dashboard is updated on a weekly basis and can be found here. ACAPS will focus predominantly on the immediate,...