Evacuation and Repatriation Management Platform “HERACLIS” aims to offer a comprehensive international management specialized in cross-border evacuations & repatriations providing an ideal balance of proactive and reactive tools and extend the reach of a government beyond its borders to help provide assistance to citizens in - wherever the crisis might occur. This comprehensive ICT solution will enable managers to secure a timely and organized repatriation of civilians from crisis areas overseas, minimize financial costs, reduce the time and positively impact the crisis management.
In times of emergency (natural disasters, civil unrest, violent conflicts etc), people living overseas must be evacuated, or relocated from crisis areas and repatriated at their home country. Evacuations are a lifesaving measure of civilians and persons of concern (non-combatants) facing an immediate threat of harm. If poorly organized and implemented can create separate protection risks and even loss of life. Governments or Organizations need to better train, prepare and collaborate in order to successfully conduct such Evacuation Operations ensuring peoples safety and security. At present, traditional methods used during exercises and even real operations are out-dated and not practical, increasing response time, complexity and exposure of civilians to danger.
The EMP HERACLIS project is an innovative and unique software solution, which will create a secure, multi-user, web-based platform that helps the safe evacuation and repatriation of civilians from crisis areas. HERACLIS aims to improve collaborative response, planning and for non-combatant evacuation operations (NEO) and repatriations. The project addresses the lack of on-line training capabilities and insufficient links between authorities and agencies when it comes to cross-border multi-national evacuation, relocation and repatriation management.
EMP HERACLIS will provide real time overview of people in crisis area, those evacuated at a temporary safe location and those who have been repatriated. Will enable participants to communicate, manage and share transportation resources and exploit all available assets, reducing the evacuation time and minimizing costs. Overview information shall be graphically represented on a situation map enhancing and sharing the common operational picture. The platform will optimize the coordination and maximize the utilization of all available means of transportation deem necessary for the operation. Using a graphical presentation of evacuation data and having an overall situational , will establish a common operational picture in a multi-user environment. Being accessible from any device having internet connection and a web browser installed, will make it even easier for anyone to use it and also enable responsible authorities and agencies to train on-line, prepare before a crisis and perform a collaborative crisis response at any time. Additionally, personnel will be better prepared to act efficiently and effectively at a local, national and international level and at the same time affected citizens will communicate directly with the authorities and receive live notifications on their smartphones.
blog-article: How to Manage Repatriation in a World Crisis
Supported Use Cases
REPATRIATION - CONSULAR ASSISTANCE
NON-COMBATANT EVACUATION OPERATIONS (NEO)
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND CRISIS RESPONSE
FULL SCALE SIMULATION TOOL
DRIVER+ project has received funding from the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for Research,