Five pan European networks of practitioners and other actors in the field of security have joined forces to present this live webinar on the topic of just-in-time training applied to the field of civil protection.
The networks have been founded to support practitioners
- to monitor research and innovation with a view to recommending the uptake of results;
- to express common requirements regarding innovations that could fill in capability and other gaps and improve their performance in the future;
- to indicate priorities as regards domains requiring more standardisation;
- to enable the establishment of a roster of capabilities and facilities, the organisation and sharing of expertise and the plan to pool and share resources with a view to optimise investments for demonstration and testing sites, training facilities.
The common goal of these networks is to facilitate a common understanding of innovation potential, more widely accepted understanding and expression of common innovation and standardisation needs among practitioners in the same discipline. The networks contribute to a more articulated and coordinated uptake of innovative solutions among practitioners from different disciplines who are often called to act together to face major crisis. Finally, a more efficient use of investments made across Europe in demonstration, testing and training facilities for first responders is aim of these networks.
Danube River Resilience Exchange Network
DAREnet is a 5-year Coordination and Support Action which builds a network of practitioners dealing with flood resilience in the Danube river region, supported by a continuously evolving multi-disciplinary community of stakeholders consisting of policy makers, academics, industry and many more.
The DAREnet enables flood management practitioners in the Danube river region
- to connect and exchange with national and European stakeholders in a truly collaborative environment;
- to identify and analyse by and for themselves relevant innovation gaps;
- to translate the gaps into a joint innovation strategy to improve flood resilience in the future.
European Network Of CBRN TraIning CEnters
Fire and Rescue Innovation Network
Mediterranean practitioners’ network capacity building for effective response to emerging security challenges
MEDEA is a 5-year Coordination and Support Action aiming to reach the following objectives:
- Establish and operate the MEDEA network, a multi-disciplinary network of security practitioners, with active links to policy makers and users/providers of security innovations across the Mediterrenian and Black Sea countries focusing in border protection and other security- and disaster-related tasks.
- Engage participants in anticipatory governance on emerging security challenges that the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions would face in the coming years (present until +10 years), which concretely operationalizes the backbone of the project in a triple structure: a) understanding unsatisfactory state of play, b) design the desirable future and c) define a resilient pathway on how to achieve this.
- Push for the “co-creation” of security technology and capabilities innovations between practitioners and innovation suppliers, which is based upon their evaluation and prioritization on multi-criteria analysis and also linked to human development, policy making and organizational improvements in-terms of facilitating its use by the practitioners.
- Establish and annually update the Mediterranean Security Research and Innovation Agenda (MSRIA), identifying areas where security and defence research is needed and establishing recommendations for future investments.
Network Of practitioners For Emergency medicAl systems and cRitical care
NO-FEAR is a 5-year Coordination and Support Action that brings together a 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 work together and collaborate to develop a common understanding of the innovation potential that fills operational gaps and pinpoint areas for future research. This multi-disciplinary, multi-national, and multi-sectorial collaboration is supported by virtual tools, including the NO-FEAR portal and regular workshops, webinars, demonstrations and exercise.