Launched in May 2014, DRIVER+ (Driving in Management for European ) is a project funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, whose main aim is to cope with current and future challenges due to increasingly severe consequences of natural disasters and terrorist threats, by the development and uptake of innovative solutions that are addressing the operational needs of practitioners dealing with .
The project starts from the experience that neither successful R&D, nor strong end-user demand, always lead to in the domain. This is a problem since as societies become more complex, increasing scope and unpredictability of potential crises and faster dynamics of major incidents put increasingly stringent demands on Crisis Management.
DRIVER+ is not about wholesale redesign of CM capabilities. Instead it is about the simultaneous launch of an ability to adapt European Crisis Management to future demands as they emerge. Therefore, DRIVER+ focuses on augmenting rather than replacing existing capabilities.
DRIVER+ project has received funding from the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for Research,