Under the impulse of NO-FEAR, standardisation activities, the virtual workshop involve six projects. It is designed and aimed at helping us all to determine where standardization gaps and opportunities may exist as perceived by the security research community. The key word is ‘perception’. At the workshop we will listen to this engaging research group so that we can learn from community experience and understanding. The individuals representing the participating projects in the group have different backgrounds, but each are involved in security research. Now, we aim to obtain a Researchers perspective on European standards as perceived by the Researchers. Through the engagement process at the workshop on the 15th February 2019, valuable knowledge, insight and understanding from individual Researchers perspective will be obtained. A collective view will be ascertained and collated so as to contribute to the strengthening of future European standardisation outcomes, results and impacts derived from European Commission supported projects. I really look forward to our virtual meeting and the healthy discussions to follow.
Resulting from the workshop will be a ‘Public’ report. It will detail consensus, recommendations and opinions of the participants as a whole. The report will also contain details about the individual participants and the project that they represent.
A brief introduction to the participating projects follows:
I. NOFEAR: www.no-fearproject.eu
Aims to bring together a pan-European and beyond network of emergency medical care practitioners, suppliers, decision and policy makers to collaborate and exchange knowledge, good practices and lessons learned. Members of the network will collaborate for the development of common understanding of the innovation potential that will fill some operational gaps and pinpoint areas for future research. This CSA project commenced in June 2018 and will run for 5 years.
II. FORESEE: https://ec.europa.eu/inea/en/horizon-2020/projects/h2020-transport/infrastructure/foresee
Aims to provide cost effective and reliable tools for the improvement of the resilience of transport infrastructure. Its purpose is to reduce the magnitude and/or duration of disruptive events such as earthquakes, floods, fire or landslides. Through new innovative technologies, methodologies and resilient schemes, FORESEE addresses the effectiveness of measures aiming to improve the ability to anticipate, absorb, adapt to, and/or rapidly recover from a disruptive event, mainly in road and rail. This R&I project commenced in September 2018 and will run for 4 years.
III. DRIVER+: www.driver-project.eu
Aims to address current and future challenges due to increasingly severe consequences of natural disasters and terrorist threats, through the development and uptake of innovation solutions that are addressing operational needs of practitioners faced with crisis management. Project was launched in May 2014 and is on-going.
IV. I-Lead: www.i-lead.eu
Focuses on the incapability of groups of operational Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) practitioners defining their needs for innovation. This will be performed in a methodological way with the help of the research & industrial partners supplemented by a broad range of committed stakeholders. I-LEAD aims to build the capacity to monitor the security research and technology market in order to ensure a better matching and uptake of innovations by law enforcement agencies with the overarching aim to make it a sustainable Pan-European LEA network.
V. CRISP: crispproject.eu
Was aimed at the facilitation of a harmonised playing field for the European security industry by developing an innovative evaluation and certification methodology for the CRISP certification scheme for security systems. Commenced on the 1st April 2014 and closed on 31st March 2017.
VI. eNotice: www.h2020-enotice.eu
Focuses on the establishment of a European network of CBRN training, testing and demonstration centres and is aimed at enhancing CBRN training capacity for improved preparedness and incident response through increased collaboration between CBRN training centres and practitioners’ needs-driven CBRN innovation and research.