4 European Projects Target Public-Safety Interoperability
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | Comments

The European Commission is supporting four project teams working on European interoperability for public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) organizations.

A workshop will take place 28 February in Brussels. The groups plan to demonstrate the idea of a common information space, suggest possible approaches to its realization and collect potential feedback from organizations operating at the European level. The portfolio of solutions provided by the four projects will be shown to identify additional areas of application beyond ongoing exploitation activities.

The interoperability, interconnectivity and intercommunication of systems are the current predominant challenges in European crisis and disaster management. A systematic overview demonstrated that 34 percent of stakeholders’ requests aimed at improving disaster management included or were related to enhanced interoperability.

Aside from linguistic barriers, the lack of common taxonomies and standardized network-enabled communications are the two main impediments to European interoperability.

The four projects include the following:
• Establish Pan-European Information Space to Enhance seCurity of Citizens (EPISECC)
• Emergency Responder Data Interoperability Network (ReDIRNET)
• Secure Dynamic Cloud for Information, Communication and Resource Interoperability (SecInCoRe)
• Secure European Common Information Space for the Interoperability of First Responders and Police Authorities (SECTOR)

The workshop agenda is available here. Email secretariat@psc-europe.eu?to confirm attendance.

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