European countries confront the rising specter of transboundary crises, which cross national borders as well as policy boundaries, with speed and ease, threatening the continuing functioning of critical infrastructures and the well-being of many citizens. Transboundary crises pose a specific set of complex challenges for which Europe is – despite recent policy initiatives – still ill prepared.

IN-PREP recognises and addresses three challenges in the context of transboundary crises:
• Member states need to develop shared response planning.
• Countries need to share information in real time. 
• Countries need to coordinate the use of critical resources to ensure a timely response and to avoid waste and misspending.
To accomplishing above principal challenges, IN-PREP establishes and demonstrates a next generation programme by enabling:
• a reference implementation framework of coordination operations (Handbook of Operations), and
• a novel multi-disciplinary training platform (Mixed Reality Preparedness Platform) at the service of the entirety of civil protection stakeholders (firefighting units, medical emergency services, police forces, civil protection units, control command centers, assessment experts).
The proposed framework does not only improve preparedness, response planning and scenario building, but is also applied during joint interventions, thus improving the joint capacity to respond.

 

Impact

IN-PREP will develop and integrate novel tools to enhance the Preparedness phase of transboundary crisis management through scenario building and response planning. Its main technological objective is to develop a metasystem that will be implemented and tested in realistic conditions to assess the effectiveness of the present framework and mechanisms to train for the unexpected. Since existing systems that support the organisations (governmental and non-governmental) are not only diverse but also very basic due to limited and fragmented budgets, IN-PREP proposes a state-of-the-art system that will overcome these limitations. This new platform will be designed with interoperability in mind, providing capabilities to exchange data in trans-organisation and transnational modes.

Partners

CRISISPLAN B.V. (Netherlands)

AIRBUS DS SAS (France)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV (Germany)

DIGINEXT (France)

MINISTERO DELL’INTERNO (Italy)

EXUS SOFTWARE LTD (United Kingdom)

SATWAYS - PROIONTA KAI YPIRESIES TILEMATIKIS DIKTYAKON KAI TILEPIKINONIAKON EFARMOGON ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHINIS EPE (Greece)

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V (Germany)

ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE - HOPITAUX DE PARIS (France)

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH (United Kingdom)

TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD (United Kingdom)

C.C.I.C.C. LIMITED (Ireland)

POLICE SERVICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND (United Kingdom)



INTELLIGENCE FOR ENVIRONMENT & SECURITY - IES CONSULTING SRL (Italy)

DEUTSCHE HOCHSCHULE DER INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMSPOLIZEI (Germany)

VEILIGHEIDSREGIO IJSSELLAND (Netherlands)

DIMOS RODOU (Greece)

AIR WORLDWIDE LIMITED (United Kingdom)

HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE HSE (Ireland)

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS (Greece)

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