TPEB has entered into consortia of two new projects submitted under Horizon 2020
TPEB further increases her portfolio by joining H2020 consortium STAMINA focusing on the area of pandemic crisis management
STAMINA project will demonstrate the use of novel concepts in predictive modelling and crisis management by a large variety of practitioners and stakeholders, from planners in national health systems, to first responders. Existing emergency frameworks will be enhanced with intelligence sourced from data sets and models on pandemics and with advanced visualisation technologies, which will a) enable the prediction of the spread of diseases, b) estimate the impact (socio-economic) of the pandemic crisis on public health at large and c) support decision-makers in implementing the most appropriate response strategies, including resource planning and overall crisis management. Each demonstrator will implement several simulation exercises involving a complete chain of stakeholders necessary to test and validate the novel concept suggested end-to-end, including cross-border collaboration in each case.
The aim of the large scale demonstrations will be to provide stakeholders with a hands-on opportunity to cooperate while validating these novel concepts, and thus significantly improve the situational awareness and decision support capabilities of the relevant health planning and first response organizations in a large number of EU Member States. The outcome of the project will be the commitment of participating stakeholders to share and apply the preparedness and crisis management strategies developed in the project and implement the validated novel concepts nationally and cross-border.
In case of success, TPEB will be responsible for the Czech demo case and activities in the area of standardisation and public outreach.
TPEB strengthens her cooperation with the Czech Standardisation Agency through H2020 consortium INTEGRAL
The project aims to the development of standards for systems, tools and services in the areas of crisis management (related to natural hazards and CBRN-E incidents). The primary goal is to achieve an integral threat assessment and increase interoperability of equipment and procedures as well as to facilitate the collaboration of crisis response teams in a cross-border crisis scenario. More specifically, the project INTEGRAL will identify standardization needs that will evolve into CEN mandates within the project’s lifetime. The overarching objective is to improve early warning and response as well as information exchange regarding serious cross-border threats from CBRN-E and Natural Hazards. In the CBRN-E domain, the proposed project aims to enhance the capacity of performance testing of CBRN-E detection equipment by the MS. The work performed in the project will also help inform practitioners on equipment performance and provide training to the detection domain experts. Providing cross-border/cross-sectoral trainings and exercises – ideally organized in a structured way and following pre-agreed curricula is also a key objective of the INTEGRAL project; training was identified as one of the key areas where the EU can add value in cross border scenarios.
After that the project aims to harmonize existing (de-facto) standards in crisis coordination and communication in case of natural hazards. There are various standards for data exchange formats among different organisations as well as common procedures. These standards should be consolidated and extended by the requirements of new technologies.
In case of success, TPEB will support the standardisation activities in a close cooperation with Czech Standardisation Agency.