Work plan

The ResiStand project consists of nine Work Packages (WPs).

WP1: Establishing the project’s building blocks
WP2: Cross-sectorial screening and identification of resilience-relevant standards
WP3: Identification of standardisation needs and requirements
WP4: Identification of standardisation opportunities
WP5: Preparation and roadmapping of standardisation activities
WP6: Towards a sustainable process
WP7: Dissemination, communication and stakeholder involvement activities
WP8: Project Management & Coordination
WP9: Ethics requirements

WP1 will build the basis for all further work in ResiStand by providing a conceptual model of disaster resilience, disaster and crisis management (including CBRNE) and by ensuring synchronisation and a common understanding by all partners throughout all activities in the CSA. A review of past programming initiatives will be carried out to identify and to learn from important lessons for further project activities and an improved framework for the assessment of the feasibility and the impact of standardisation activities, which WP1 will provide.

WP2 will provide an overview of relevant technical committees, organisations and other stakeholders involved in security standardisation, providing the basis for the Standards Advisory Group (SAG). Furthermore, it will provide an analysis of standards relevant for disaster resilience and other relevant activities. This analysis will include the identification of duplications or complementarities and relevant standardisation activities in collateral fields.

WP3 will conduct desk research on pre-identified standardisation demands of End-Users (e.g. from other FP7-SEC projects working on standardisation issues such as CRISP, DRIVER, EDEN and ongoing H2020-DRS projects, and from previous standardisation initiatives such as M/487), which will be complemented by individual End-User contributions collected via surveys and workshops dedicated to different security sectors and organised within the scope of activities of the project’s End-User community. The analysis will be developed from an End-User perspective focusing on real operational needs that can be addressed by standardisation.

WP4 will retrieve its input from supply sector, which consists of the Industry (including SMEs) on one hand, and the Research Community on the other hand, both being potential sources for new standard opportunities. However, their motivation to participate in standardisation is different, therefore this work package collects separately information on industries’ and on the research community’s relationship towards standardisation and their expectations of it. Special focus will be on standardisation opportunities arising from security research, in which both target groups of the supply sector participate. Of particular interest are results of EU-funded projects under FP7, H2020 and the programmes of European Defence Agency (EDA).

WP5 will synthesise the results from the analysis carried out in WP2 on standards, in WP3 on needs and in WP4 on opportunities, in order to prepare, a roadmap compiling recommendations for future standardisation activities having the potential to improve crisis and disaster resilience. The roadmap will answer directly to gaps identified by mapping the input from previous WPs and proposes appropriate standardisation deliverables. Additionally, an evaluation of the potential of standards for significant contribution to improving disaster resilience will be done in order to better understand the relationship between standardisation and improved disaster resilience.

WP6 will describe, test and ensure the sustainability and successful implementation of the ResiStand Process, which is combining previously developed and applied methodologies from WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4 and WP5 and aims at improving the coordination of activities at EU and international levels as well as cross-fertilisation among different sectors with the overall goal to provide a complementary contribution to disaster resilience of populations, crisis and disaster management / civil protection and/or CBRNE systems, tools and services.

WP7 will ensure the appropriate and inclusive participation of the main stakeholders linked to the standardisation process. Stakeholders will be added to the ResiStand Standards Advisory Group (SAG), the End User Community (E-UC) and the Supplier Community (SUC) contact lists and engaged with via the project’s promotional materials (e.g, ResiStand website, social media accounts and press kit) and promotional activities (e.g, press releases, popular press articles, journal articles, participation in third party conferences, exhibitions and other project workshops). The communication and dissemination plan will enable the consortium to both ensure and measure (through the use of metrics) that ResiStand has the desired impact. Furthermore, WP7 will involve the organisation of the project’s conference for approximately 100 stakeholders.

WP8 will ensure effective and efficient execution of the project by providing the required coordination and management for running a Coordination and Support Action within Horizon 2020. Apart from the financial and administrative coordination and the progress reporting towards the European Commission and other interested parties, WP8 includes the monitoring of ethical aspects that may occur during the project.

This work package sets out the 'ethics requirements' that the project must comply with.