This project has received funding from the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration under Grant Agreement (GA) N° #607798

Wednesday, 19th February 2020

9:35h    Welcome by the European Commission

                           Speaker to be confirmed


10:45h   DRIVER+ Project overview and achievements

                           Marcel van Berlo, DRIVER+ technical coordinator


11:45h   The DRIVER+ key output

                         Trial Guidance MethodologY
                         Chiara fonio, JRC/DRIVER+
                         Test-Bed Technical InfrastructuRe
                         Training Module
                         Steven van Campen, XVR/DRIVER+
                         Portfolio of Solutions
                         Denis Havlik, AIT/DRIVER+
                         The Centres of Expertise Network       
                         Agnese Macaluso, Ecorys/DRIVER+                                                
                         The Cmine Community
                         Todor Tagarev, IICT/DRIVER+


14:15h   The DRIVER+ Trial Experience

                      Running a Trial

                            CHIARA FONIO, JRC/DRIVER+
                            STEVEN VAN CAMPEN, XVR,DRIVER+


16:30h   Perspectives on knowledge management

                           Montserrat Marin Ferrer, DRMKC


16:50h   The DRIVER+ Portfolio of Solutions

                           DENIS HAVLIK, AIT/DRIVER+


17:00h   Top 3 Innovative Solutions in Crisis Management 2020

                            Award ceremony


17:30h   Wrap-up of day 1 and outlook

                            Philippe Quevauviller, DG Home 

Thursday, 20th February 2020

09:30h    Welcome to day 2

                              Speaker to be confirmed


10:00h    Building a strong European Crisis Management Community

                          The Portfolio of Solutions and the Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe
                              SPEAKER TO BE CONFIRMED


11:15h   Standardisation in DRIVER+

                         White paper presentation
                            Marie-Christine Bonnamour, PSCE


12:45h   The DRIVER+ legacy- Establishing the first CoEs

                         Signature ceremony
                            Speaker to be confirmed


13:00h   The DRIVER+ legacy- Looking into the future

                            Marcel van Berlo, DRIVER+ technical coordinator



Dr. Marcel van Berlo


Dr. Marcel van Berlo is a senior project manager at TNO (the Netherlands) in the field of human factors and security since 1993. Selected topics of interest are crisis management, disaster risk reduction, community resilience, urban security, team performance, training and serious gaming. He holds a Ph.D in Instructional Psychology and Technology from the University of Leuven (Belgium). From 2000-2005 he was coordinating the Team Training research group within TNO, from 2011-2014 he coordinated the Community Resilience product group, and from 2004-2017 he was a senior business developer in the field of human factors and security. Since 2017 Marcel is the Technical Coordinator of the European research project DRIVER+ and since 2019 the chair of the EARTO Security and Defence Research Working Group. He is member of the editorial board of the Dutch magazine ‘Secondant’ on public safety and security. 

Todor Tagarev


Todor Tagarev is a former Minister of Defence (2013). He has represented Bulgaria on EDA’s R&T Steering Board and the NATO Science and Technology Board. Currently he is Professor at the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and leads its Centre for Security and Defence Management.  

Philippe Quevauviller


Dr. Philippe Quevauviller is Research Programming and Policy Officer at DG HOME. He started his career at the European Commission in 1989 as scientific officer at DG RESEARCH, then as policy officer at DG ENVIRONMENT (in charge of EU groundwater policies) in the years 2002-2008, and back to DG RESEARCH from 2008 to 2013 in the area of hydrometeorological hazards. He moved to the Secure Societies Programme in 2013, firstly at DG ENTERPRISE (2013) then at DG HOME (2015), where he is responsible for research programming in the area of Disaster Resilient Societies. Since 2014, he is coordinating the development of the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies. 

Besides his work at the European Commission, he is also Associate Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), a scientific writer and editor. He holds two PhDs (oceanography and environmental chemistry) and the highest French University degree (HDR). 

Dr. Montserrat Marin Ferrer


Dr. Montserrat Marín Ferrer joined the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in 2002 as PhD Student coming from the Department of Ionizing Radiation Physics (Autonomous University of Bellaterra, Barcelona), where she worked as associated lecturer. She was appointed Technical Manager of the Illicit Trafficking Radiation Assessment Program (ITRAP+10), a program initiated by the European Union and the United States, in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), that highlighted the importance of updated standards for nuclear security. Montserrat has worked in the field of Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response before being nominated Coordinator of the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC). 

At the DRMKC she is currently dealing with actions meant to provide coordinated Scientific support for the efficient and coherent implementation of different policies and agreements in the context of Disaster Risk Reduction, such as the European Union of Civil Protection Mechanism and the Global Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. 

Agnese Macaluso


Agnese Macaluso is a consultant at Ecorys, a research and consultancy company, focused on (strategic) development, implementation and evaluation of public policy. She has experience on issues related to conflict prevention, urban violence and local governance, violent extremism and EU foreign relations.

Her areas of expertise are:  

  • Coordination and implementation of projects in the domain of urban innovation, regional integration and security;  
  • Coordinate acquisition of projects with EIB, European Commission, WORLD BANK, DFID; 
  • Strategic planning within EU and international market.  

Previously, Agnese was a researcher at The Hague Institute for Global Justice under the Conflict Prevention Program and worked for the European External Action Service and Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She holds a Master’s degree in international Relations and European Studies from the University of Florence.