INCLUDING aims at creating a long-lasting cluster of practitioners, decision and policymakers in the RN domain, interacting together and with technology suppliers and academia. The project steadily manages the link with other EU completed and ongoing projects, and with existing clusters to optimize the cross-fertilization with the exchange of expertise, knowledge and resources.

European Network Of CBRN Training CEnters (eNOTICE)

This project aims to build a dynamic, functional and sustainable pan European network of CBRN training centers, testing and demonstration sites (CBRN TC) strengthening capacity building in training and users-driven innovation and research, based on well-identified needs. We seek to better European preparedness, resilience and incident response to CBRN attacks and emerging threats through close multi- (stakeholders) and single discipline (practitioners) interactions. This makes CBRN TC the perfect operational intermediary between all civilian and military CBRN actors, EU relevant bodies and policy-makers, as well as the best cradle for expansion of a CBRN network of professionals. Main pillars for the network and confidence building will be to pool and share resources, effective practices and lessons learned, to map and label EU CBRN TC based on their capabilities and specificities, and to use a dedicated web based information and communication platform for exchanges and dissemination. Rather than usual workshops that are of no interest for task-focused, busy practitioners, the CBRN TC network will organize joint activities, training and debriefing in well adapted infrastructures, using real-life or simulated situations (e.g. field exercises, table top, serious gaming and simulations), with external partners, in order to foster the identification of genuine users’ needs with users-driven technological solutions. This network will also benefit to national and EU CBRN projects, thereby expanding network scope and size, fast-tracking innovations and dissemination. Whilst using efficiently investments made across Europe in demonstration, testing, and training facilities for practitioners, this novel concept will issue meaningful users-guided recommendations to the EU R&D programme, enhance CBRN product performance and competitiveness, and decrease EU market fragmentation. Only such an interactive and collaborative approach is expected to reach long term sustainability.

We invite other CBRN R&D projects to join us as active players or observers, and all interested stakeholders to come and see what the training centre has to offer and to discuss, exchange opinions and establish collaboration.
We organize multidisciplinary exercises, and sometimes cross-border exercises, and we pay lots of attention to civil military cooperation in the project.CBRN Training Centres act as perfect operational intermediary between all civilian and military CBRN actors, EU relevant bodies and policy-makers, and thus serve as the best cradle for expansion of a CBRN network of professionals in the frame of strengthened civil-military cooperation.

Project duration: 1 Sep 2017 - 31 Aug 2023
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Network Of practitioners For Emergency medicAl systems and cRitical care (NO-FEAR)

NO-FEAR is a 5-year (June 2018 – May 2023) Coordination and Support Action project that will bring together a pan-European and beyond network of emergency medical care practitioners, suppliers, decision and policy makers to collaborate and exchange knowledge, good practices, and lessons learned. Members of the network will have the opportunity to work together and collaborate to develop a common understanding of the innovation potential that fills operational gaps and pinpoint areas for future research. This multi-disciplinary, multi-national, and multi-sectorial collaboration will be supported by virtual tools, including the NO-FEAR platform and networking events (e.g., workshops, demonstrations, exercises) every 6 months.

The main objectives of NO-FEAR are to:
* create a long-lasting community of practitioners, interacting with a network of suppliers and academia,
* elaborate an innovation roadmap, with practical recommendations for uptake,
* advise relevant Research and Innovation projects,
* support market uptake of EU research results,
* issue policy and regulatory recommendations enabling collective procurement,
* indicate priorities for standardisation,
* support quick wins and practical short-term results,
* implement a transactional dynamic portal providing fora, a catalogue, market place and flexibility to address new threats.

Project duration: 1 Jun 2018 - 31 May 2023
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Pan-European Network to Counter Hybrid Threats (EU-HYBNET)

Cyberattacks, information influencing, and economical, political or military pressure are incidents that put our safety and security at risk. These incidents, especially their combination in wide time span, are known as hybrid threats and the EU has taken steps in recent years to address them. However, since hybrid threats are constantly changing, our response also needs to keep pace. The EU-funded EU-HYBNET project will focus specifically on “enhancing pan-European measures to counter” hybrid threats, as well as on the development and building of a European network for the sector. To identify the most urgent needs and innovations for countering hybrid threats, the project will bring together practitioners and stakeholders. It will undertake in-depth analysis of the gaps and needs and test the most promising innovations (technical and social) and recommend the innovation uptake and standardization.

Project duration: 1 May 2020 – 30 Apr 2025
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Point of Contact Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation Activities:

Novel biological and physical methods for triage in radiological and nuclear (R/N) emergencies (NATO SPS) - BioPhyMeTre

The project entitled “Novel biological and physical methods for triage in radiological and nuclear (R/N) emergencies” (BioPhyMeTRE) is funded by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme.
As the result of large scale radiological or nuclear (R/N) emergencies, a considerable number of individuals can receive a range of radiation doses spanning from background levels to those large enough to cause medical consequences.
At this time, efficient and reliable triage of casualties, using biological, physical and clinical endpoints, able to rapidly identify individuals suspected of over-exposure to life-threatening doses, is urgently needed, as the immediate assessment of the absorbed dose allows to identify individuals who need urgent medical intervention.
The BioPhyMeTRE Project focuses on innovative biological and physical methods allowing a rapid screening/triage of potential overexposed individuals in case of radiological and nuclear emergencies, by using inexpensive and user-friendly analytical procedures and devices.

Project duration: 22 Apr 2020 - 22 Apr 2023
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The EXADRONE Academy uses the internal infrastructure of the Brasimone Research Center.
COURSES ROOM: inside the ancient Villa Ruggeri with comfortable seats and multimedia direction for effective teaching.
Pilot training courses are planned according to the new EASA regulation for STS-01 and STA-02 drone scenarios, nuclear monitoring, photogrammetry, thermography and assembly of an open source drone. FLIGHT FIELD: over 1500 meters, it is inside the Center, adjacent to the heliport, in a safe area and equipped with a wooden structure with all the necessary equipment for training in APR piloting.
It is heated and equipped with electricity and wi-fi connection. There are 2 dedicated runways of 2km each for the BVLOS STS-02 flight.
FLEET OF DRONES AND SENSORS: the Academy has DJI matrix 600 and Inspire V2 drones equipped with high-resolution sensors for photogrammetry and thermography operations. Special sensors designed in the automation laboratory for in-flight nuclear range monitoring and ENEA's LiDAR LIF are available.
The vast tree-lined perimeter of the airfield, as well as the Brasimone lake overlooked by the Research Center, offers splendid opportunities for flying and video shooting with drones.
The Automation and Control Laboratory carries out research and development activities for the design of drones and mechatronics. Some projects and references in R&D projects on the site.
The EXADRONE project is conceived and managed by ENEA Centro RicercheBrasimone METAPROJECTS Private Research Body

Project duration: 01 Jun 2019 – 31 Dec 2022
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DEtection Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with Sampling System (DEUSS NATO)

The aim of the project is to integrate miniaturized features for detection of chemical and radiological agents to a remotely controlled flying platform (UAV) of mini category (MUAV maximum total take-off weight less than 25 kg) to obtain a demonstrator able to perform a complete recce, with sampling capability, to reduce civil and military personnel exposure to contamination, number of casualties and time to perform a survey and monitoring after a CRN incident.

Project duration: 1 May 2020 - 31 Dec 2021
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Security of Explosives pan-EuropeanSpecialists Network (EXERTER)

The network aims to:
* highlight innovative methodologies, tools and technologies that could be part of solutions to enhance the overall Security of Explosives and fight against terrorism and serious crime,
* discuss and lift needs, solutions, issues etc. within the network, among practitioners and within the explosives specialist community. The work evolves around research initiatives, standardization & certification as well as market and product development, and tries to take an holistic approach to the issues raised by covering a large part of the course of events through the four response domains; prevent, detect, mitigate and react,
* be a link between actors; manufacturers, academia, research and practitioners, to support development and exploitation, and to help increase practitioners’ capabilities in the fight against terrorism and serious crime.

Though being a project network with a wide coverage of expertise, the goal of EXERTER is to expand and to reach out to the entire Security of Explosives community in order to facilitate the interaction among end users, industry, and academia and to promote innovation and uptake, and be a meeting and information sharing point.

Project duration: 1 Jun 2018 - 31 May 2023
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PReparedness against CBRNE threats through cOmmon Approaches between security praCTItioners and the VulnerablE civil society (PROACTIVE)

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) risks represent a major concern for the EU. The role of professionals can be reinforced by preparation and civil society engagement. The EU-funded PROACTIVE project will evaluate the response of security professionals such as law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to the demands of civil society comprising vulnerable citizens. The estimation of the effectiveness of existing procedures will lead to innovative proposals for policymakers and security professionals and will support the EU Action Plan for CBRN threats. The project aims to create innovative tools, including an information platform for LEA use and a mobile app tailored to meet the needs of vulnerable groups.

1. IDENTIFY behavioral issues associated with responding to a CBRNe incident and potential shortcomings in existing practitioner procedures and tools with respect to vulnerable groups.
2. IMPROVE real-time communication and collaboration with the use of new tools such as mobile apps for better situational awareness and better response coordination.
3. TEST combinations of selected tools in joint field exercises which deliberately involve a diverse population that encompasses vulnerable citizens and non-trained staff.
4. PROVIDE human-centred recommendations for EU standards concerning the integration of CBRNe technologies and innovations that are better adapted to the needs of all citizens.

Project duration: 1 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2023
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(Laura Petersen, Dissemination Manager)
(Grigore Havarneanu, Project Manager)

Tools for early and Effective Reconnaissance in cbRne Incidents providing First responders Faster Information and enabling better management of the Control zone (TERRIFFIC)

The core mission of TERRIFFIC is to develop a comprehensive system of complementary, interconnected and modular software and hardware components. TERRIFFIC has now concluded as a project, so we are working on all the final reports etc, but it might be worth taking a look at the dedicated CBRNe group on CMINE, as this is gaining a lot of traction and is very well thought of by DG HOME and DG ECHO in particular. We are pushing our LinkedIn contacts in this direction as well, as part of the longer term sustainability aspects of TERRIFFIC. The five main objectives of the project are related to the specification, the development and the testing of this system and its core components.

Objective 1
Deepen the shared understanding between CBRNe practitioners and (technological) solution providers on the needs and requirements during the “first hours” of response and the technological possibilities and features matching them.
Objective 2
Create the open architecture of the TERRIFFIC System, which promotes future integration of existing solutions, and develop an innovative user interface enabling practitioners to easily deploy the system during immediate response.
Objective 3
Adapt promising existing solutions from previous research initiatives, convert them into TERRIFFIC core components and integrate them into the TERRIFFIC System.
Objective 4
Develop novel solutions on mobile sensing, measurement devices and dispersion models and integrate them as core components into the TERRIFFIC System.
Objective 5
Successfully test the TERRIFFIC System and its core components under demanding lab conditions and within field trials to demonstrate the reduction of response time within the “first hours” of an RNe incident.

Project duration: 1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2021
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In recent years, a few European universities and municipalities have developed techniques to actively monitor crowd movements and pro-actively manage crowded spaces using real-time decision support systems. These ad hoc and specialist pilots have shown that the liveability of the inner cities can be improved substantially. Yet, the piloted state-of-the-art Crowd Management Decision-support systems (CM-DSS) are currently not ready for large-scale deployment. CityFlows will make the necessary steps to prepare a generic CM-DSS for the international market. The most important outcomes of CityFlows are a boost of the quality of urban space and a license-based crowd management decision-support system (software). The CityFlows project establishes a set of city-scale demonstrator projects to illustrate the overall impact of the system and management strategies on the liveability for various types of crowded spaces and crowd management objectives.

The main outcomes of CityFlows are:
  1. a boost in quality and accessibility of urban space (i.e. level of service, throughput and/or safety) of the four European living labs,
  2. a license-based crowd management decision-support system (software package),
  3. a design strategy for frameworks of action for crowd proactive crowd management,
  4. an impact assessment of the deployment of the CityFlows CM-DSS for various types of crowded places across Europe,
  5. an education package considering innovative crowd management decision-support systems.

The five outcomes of CityFlows will be disseminated through a set of international workshops for public and private stakeholders and academics at the sites of the living labs during the runtime of the demonstrator projects and the generation of an educational package on pro-active crowd management of crowded spaces.

Project duration: 1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2021
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