On 8th November 2017, experts from across Europe gathered in Dublin to participate in the ResiStand workshop on the pre-standardisation process and further development of potential standardisation items. ResiStand is a two-year EU funded project which aims to identify new ways to improve the crisis management and disaster resilience capabilities of the European Union and individual Member States through standardisation. The workshop brought ResiStand’s partners together with 12 experts working in the area of standardisation and disaster resilience.
On Thursday 9th November 2017, Dr. Su Anson from Trilateral Research participated in the Fire Related Research and Developments (Re17) Conference in Birmingham, UK. The conference, supported by the Institution of Fire Engineers and hosted by West Midlands Fire Service brought together practitioners and researchers from across Europe and the United States to discuss fire releated research.
On 11th September 2017, ResiStand’s partners hosted a workshop in Brussels on standardisation potential. The workshop brought together 37 representatives from governmental organisations (e.g., the emergency services), standards developing organisations (SDOs), Industry/SMEs, research, and the European Commission to discuss the findings and outputs of the ResiStand project. ResiStand is a two-year project (May 2016 - April 2018) that aims to identify new ways to improve the crisis management and disaster resilience capabilities of the European Union and individual Member States through standardisation.
On 20th December Michael Löscher from EU-VRi will be moderating a round-table discussion on standardisation road mapping in the area of CBRNe as part of the EDEN project final workshop. The workshop, taking place in Brussels, provides participants with a platform to discuss and exchange ideas on the state of play of CBRN research and community building in Horizon 2020.
The workshop is being held as part of the EDEN project. For further information on the project, please click here.
Between 11th and 12 July 2016, representatives from ResiStand’s 14 partners were brought together in Delft, the Netherlands, for the joint kick-off meeting of work packages (WPs) 2, 3, 4 and 6. Work packages 2, 3 and 4 each focus on one of ResiStand’s three stakeholder communities: the Standards Advisory Group (WP2), the End-User Community (WP3), and the Supplier Community (WP4).
On 22nd June 2016, ResiStand’s Pertti Woitsch (Geowise) and Michael Löscher (EU-VRi) participated in the 4th Meeting of the Community of Users on Safe, Secure and Resilient Societies in Brussels, organised by the European Commission. The meeting was part of the European Commission’s Community of Users initiative to bring together the different user committees across Europe that have been created as a result of large-scale EU projects. Bringing together these communities will result in improved information exchanges between research, policy, industry and practitioners.