DRIVER+, an EU-funded demonstration project in the field of Crisis Management, announced the programme and opened the registrations for the “Innovation for Crisis Management (I4CM)” event, whose third edition will take place in Warsaw (Poland) from the 3rd to the 4th of September 2018 at the Copernicus Science Centre.
This recurring event aims at building a shared understanding in Crisis Management and Disaster Risk Reduction by bringing together Crisis Management practitioners, experts, solution providers, researchers and policymakers from across Europe and beyond for a series of workshops, keynote speeches, panel discussions and demonstrations to engage in a solutions-focused dialogue. This regional forum, aiming at supporting and providing a relay to the Community of Users initiative from the European Commission (DG HOME), has been designed to establish synergies, address issues of common interest, discover new solutions and share best practices as well as lessons learnt.
Organised by the DRIVER+ project, the third edition of I4CM is co-hosted by ITTI, the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) and Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE); the focus is on standardisation and it will address regional pressing challenges faced by the Crisis Management community.
As the I4CM intends to bring people in the Crisis Management community closer, the event will be organized along two lines: a CONFERENCE programme on the first day with dedicated panels and speakers and an OFF programme, consisting of more interactive experiences, to be held on the second day. The event language will be English, speakers making their contribution in Polish will have a simultaneous interpretation into English.
The CONFERENCE programme will include sessions on inter-agency and cross-border
cooperation processes and instruments, on challenges and obstacles in sharing and
coordinating information during multi-agency disaster, and on the importance of standards implementation and development in case of, for example, multi-agency disaster response, including best practices which can be of help for the Crisis Management community. It will close with a forum of ideas, providing a space for initiatives in Crisis Management to inform on their activities, solutions and results.
The OFF programme will alternate between parallel workshops and hands-on sessions that will allow participants to meet, share experiences, and learn more about the activities of the DRIVER+ project and related initiatives. Moreover, a poster area and a marketplace showcasing innovative Crisis Management solutions will be central to the event and will be available during the two days.
DRIVER+ wants to cultivate a culture of innovation in Crisis Management, with stakeholders working together across disciplines and borders in a Community of Practice (namely the CMINE – Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe). The CMINE enables its members to co-create and apply best practices in their organisations, and will be presented at the I4CM.
Discover the programme and register here: www.driver-project.eu/events-2/3rd-i4cm/