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Adequate technology for communication with the public (STAMINA)

Recent COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that EU states have so far failed to endorse a solid pandemics/epidemics communication methodology, develop clear guidelines and enforce use of these guidelines in crisis situations. In addition, the communication with the public was also inadequate - on the one hand impeding the use of information provided by the public in crisis manageent and on the other hand causing confusion and even panic among the population at first and leading to erosion of trust in authorities, thus facilitating the rise of rumours, conspiracy theories, civil unrests and even riots. 


Införliva information från flera och okonventionella källor (DRIVER+)

Bristfällig att rapportera om farliga områden och ge en situationsöversikt från flera och okonventionella källor (t.ex. crowdsourcing och sociala medier) vid krishanteringsinsatser.


Modellering och visualisering av dynamiken i kemiska och radiologiska hot (DRIVER+)

Begränsningar i möjligheten att modellera realtidsdynamiken (insatsfasen), eller dynamiken före händelsen (beredskapsfasen), i kemiska och radiologiska hot, och visualisera uppnådda resultat i en form som kan användas direkt av räddningsledaren.


Training and assessing the level of preparedness (STAMINA)

Training the individuals and organisations and testing their preparedness level increases the resilience and exposes the shortcomings that need to be handled.


Skogsbränder: brandbeteende (DRMKC)

Förståelse för det sätt på vilket en brand reagerar på variablerna bränsle, väder och topografi, inklusive variabler som spridningshastighet och intensitet, kan vara till hjälp för att såväl bekämpa redan antända bränder som till hjälp i syfte.



Tools to gather and analyze the gathered information (INEGMA-E²)

The evaluator has to gather a lot of information, later analyse it and produce (first impression) reports, which is a difficult task that could be made easier by using modern tools such as applications on a phone or a tablet.

Evaluation of Project Management During the Project Cycle of the Exercise (INEGMA-E²)

The evaluation of an EU-funded civil protection exercise is not limited to the evaluation of the exercise itself but regularly also to the entire project cycle. This includes the formative evaluation of the phases of exercise planning and exercise preparation in order to be able to identify fields of improvement already in an early phase of the project.

Possibility of access to the entire information exchange (INEGMA-E²)

For proper evaluation on has to understand what is going on and be able to follow the process (and changes of the processes) -> e.g. critical points in pathways (why is this and this – not – happening > because something was being brought into perspective)

Fully understanding of the evaluators role for the participants (INEGMA-E²)

Sometimes evaluators are perceived as a kind of an "enemy" (might be a strogn word), as they are looking on what participants are doing = stressfull, feeling of being controlled, being observed. It needs to be understood, that the role is not to judge/classify the participants, but to contribute to the improvement.

It is a lot about transparency! If it is clear: methodology to evaluate the teams. It cannot be assumed that every team understands the methodology. If there is a common way to evaluate exercises, it becomes more clear. A kind of standard-evaluation.

Considering evaluators in logistic preparation (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH.)

The personal needs of exercise participants must be taken into consideration when planning the conduction of an exercise. But also the evaluators’ personal needs must not be overlooked.

Attendance of participants at post event review (INEGMA-E²)

Participants tend to lose interest in the exercise, after having completed it. Depending on the expectations about the post-event outcomes (it is about findings, explaining to the people, is it about particular/specific processes/findings).

Opinion of the participants about the exercise is an important part of the picture. It should be a composition of partial perspectives.

Evaluation of safety and security (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH.)

When conducting an exercise, the safety and security of the participants and evaluators of an exercise has an impact on the organization of the exercise and hence on its validation.

eu Portfolio of Solutions web site has been initially developed in the scope of DRIVER+ project. Today, the service is managed by AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH., for the benefit of the European Crisis Management. PoS is endorsed and supported by the Disaster Competence Network Austria (DCNA) as well as by the STAMINA and TeamAware H2020 projects.