DRIVER+ Crisis Management Program Plans September Event
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DRIVER+, an EU-funded demonstration project in the field of crisis management, announced the program and open registration for the Innovation for Crisis Management (I4CM) event, whose third edition will take place in Warsaw, Poland, 3 – 4 September.

The recurring event aims to build 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, aimed at supporting and providing a relay to the community of users initiative from the European Commission (DG HOME), was designed to establish synergies, address issues of common interest, discover new solutions, and share best practices and lessons learned.

Organized 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 standardization and addressing 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 program on the first day with dedicated panels and speakers, and an OFF program, 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 program will include sessions on interagency and cross-border cooperation processes and instruments on challenges and obstacles in sharing and coordinating information during multiagency disaster, as well as the importance of standards implementation and development in case of, for example, multiagency disaster response, including best practices. 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 program 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 across disciplines and borders working together. The Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe (CMINE) enables its members to co-create and apply best practices in their organizations and will be presented at the I4CM.

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