DRIVER+ Trial 2 was held from 22 to 26 October in France at the premises of Entente Valabre, a public Civil Protection support organisation located near Aix-en-Provence.

Trial 2 simulated the widespread effects of this scenario in a depiction of real events where multiple  other incidents happen in quick succession following a main event. This creates  major problems for the first responders and poses a significant challenge for all Crisis  Management professionals at all levels, requiring a common understanding among  all actors involved. The European Civil Protection Mechanism was also activated, which brought Italian firefighters into the operations. In addition, there was also support from the Italian Red Cross.

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What will happen next?

The third DRIVER+ Trial will be organised on May 2019 in the Netherlands. The main objective of this Trial will be to find solutions for shortcomings in managing and planning large scale evacuation of the population in urban areas and to find solutions in managing the side effects. After an open selection process, 5 innovative Crisis Management solutions have been selected to be tested during this Trial. Stay tuned, more information to come soon.

If you would like to share your innovations with the Crisis Management community and are developing and deploying socio-technical solutions for first responders, consult our website to take part in this call for the forth DRIVER+ Trial: call-for-applications-2/call-for-application-trialaustria/ 

Don’t loose time, the call will be open until the end of 29th October !