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3rd Annual Workshop and 4th Joint Action - coming soon!

From 13 to 15 June 2022 the Centre for Energy Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA-EK) in Budapest will organize and host the 4th INCLUDING Joint Action (JA) and the 3rd Annual Workshop. Both the events will be focused on open issues in a relevant topic for INCLUDING, like the management of a radiological crime scene. Experts from all over Europe will be gathering together in Budapest to discuss current criticalities on the matter also in light of emerging scenarios. The events will start on Monday the 13th of June with the 3rd INCLUDING Annual Workshop. The workshop programme assumes the welcome notes given by Dr. Á. Horváth, Director General, Centre for Energy Research (EK) and INCLUDING Project Coordinator. On 14th 2022 a 4th INCLUDING Joint Action - The Radiological Crime Scene Management (RCSM) demonstration will be held. The RCSM Joint Action (JA) location will be in the outdoor training site at the Centre for Energy Research, Budapest, Hungary. The Hungarian JA RCSM demonstration will include the prevention of a planned terrorist action involving the use of radioactive material.  Before the demonstration, a short introduction will be...

Firefighters' Day!

4 May 2022 by MBC
Firefighters' Day!

The 4th of May marks International Firefighters' Day! Today, all H2020 INCLUDING Project Partners send best wishes and warm thanks to firefighters who protect our communities!!!  We honour the work done by firefighter professionals to protect people and property!   image: EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid @eu_echo https://twitter.com/eu_echo/status/1521727823869890561 

INCLUDING at CBRNE Research and Innovation 5th International Conference

We are excited to have our own presentation during the CBRNE Research and Innovation 5th International Conference in Lille on May 6th! Our Partner from CEA (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives of France) Mr Karim Boudergui will present the innovations in radiological and nuclear response based on the in-field exercises conducted by the INCLUDING project. We invite all conference participants to join the presentation on 6th May at 11:20! programme: https://cbrneconference.fr/index.php?pagendx=282 image source: hhtps://cbrneconference.fr

Happy Easter from the Consortium of the INCLUDING project!

The H2020 INCLUDING project wishes the whole community a healthy and peaceful Easter, spent with family.      

UPDATE: Agenda and registration link to the 2nd Workshop on the Radiological and Nuclear Training Framework in the European Union

  2nd Workshop on Radiological and Nuclear Training Framework in the European Union   27 April 2022 On-line  Training and exercise activities are key moments in the capacity building process of operators in the field of radiological and nuclear (RN) emergencies. They are multidimensional activities, which encompass planning, organization, execution, evaluation and integration of innovative technologies. Building upon the success of the 1st edition held in ENEA Frascati (Italy) on 27 January 2020, INCLUDING project organizes the 2nd Workshop on the Radiological and Nuclear Training Framework in the European Union. The objective is to assess the mid-term impact of project activities in strengthening the cooperation among the Member States by including innovation in RN training and exercise activities. The main topics of interest are: ·         Development of learning objectives in RN training activities ·         Evaluation methodology of training and exercise activities ·         Practical...

2nd Workshop on the Radiological and Nuclear Training Framework in the European Union

  2nd Workshop on Radiological and Nuclear Training Framework in the European Union   27 April 2022 On-line  Training and exercise activities are key moments in the capacity building process of operators in the field of radiological and nuclear (RN) emergencies. They are multidimensional activities, which encompass planning, organization, execution, evaluation and integration of innovative technologies. Building upon the success of the 1st edition held in ENEA Frascati (Italy) on 27 January 2020, INCLUDING project organizes the 2nd Workshop on the Radiological and Nuclear Training Framework in the European Union. The objective is to assess the mid-term impact of project activities in strengthening the cooperation among Member States by including innovation in RN training and exercise activities. The main topics of interest are: ·         Development of learning objectives in RN training activities ·         Evaluation methodology of training and exercise activities ·         Practical results from in field...

Newsletter 5 out now!

9 Feb 2022 by MBC
Newsletter 5 out now!

  We are happy to share the 5th INCLUDING Newsletter!   In this issue:   1. H2020 INCLUDING project status. The essential role of technology in CBRNE event management    2. Summary of INCLUDING recent achievements   3. Report from the 2nd INCLUDING Joint Action, a Multi Agency Exercise, conducted in Mikkeli (Finland) from 13th to 16th September 2021   4. Report from 3rd INCLUDING Joint Action, a field exercise, conducted in CEA,  Saclay (France)  from 20th to 22nd October 2021   5. First notice of the “2nd  Workshop on the Radiological and Nuclear Training Framework in the European Union” planned on 23rd April 2022 (online)   6. First notice of the 4th INCLUDING Joint Action and the 3rd Annual Workshop  planned from 13 to 15 June 2022 at the Centre for Energy Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA-EK) in Budapest (Hungary)   7. First notice of the 5th Joint Action, an interactive Table Top Exercise, in September 2022 at the ENEA Centre in Bologna (Italy)   8. Technical Corner: UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES   9. Meet The Expert: JYRI SILMÄRI, the rescue...

Movie from the 3rd Joint Action, CEA, Saclay, France is now available!

The movie from the INCLUDING project third field exercise conducted in Saclay (France) from 20th to 22nd October 2021 is now available! The exercise consisted in showing the actions planned by CEA (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives of France) in case of intervention in a radiological emergency of local scale. The entities intervening in such a situation are the CEA Radiation Protection Service (SPRE), the CEA Safety Service (FLS) and the CEA Medical Service (SST). The Saclay Joint Action was conducted in Area 500 of the CEA centre. It is an area qualified for exercises with the use of real radiological sources that in the specific case of the INCLUDING JA were based on 137Cs and 99mTc radionuclides. See section MOVIES and watch the video. link: https://including-cluster.eu/videos/INCLUDING_EU_Nuclear_Emergency_Eexercise_CEA_Saclay2021.mp4   Enjoy!   MBC    

Intermediate Note of Task 3.1, Evolution of RN threats,

31 Oct 2021 by INCLUDING Consortium
Intermediate Note of Task 3.1, Evolution of RN threats,

We are happy to share the Intermediate Note of Task 3.1, “Evolution of RN threats”, a new project release.  The Intermediate Note is an internal preliminary contribution to INCLUDING activities, and it will feed into the official Deliverable, D3.1 “Evolution of RN threats” due at M56. This analysis will focus on RN unconventional threats and how they are evolving, by investigating the trends which are likely to characterise radiological and nuclear (RN) events that might be conducted by criminal or terrorist actors in the future. By examining cases that have occurred in the past, the Note tries to assess the types of threats that continue to represent a risk today and might continue do so in the upcoming years. Accordingly, the Note also aims to provide inputs to Task 3.2 and Task 3.3, with the inclusion of some preliminary findings related to main strengths and weaknesses of the management of RN events. The first part of the document is an overview of past RN events. More specifically, it takes into consideration cases that saw the involvement of RN material in the past few years. The analysis ranges from smuggling activities, such as the illicit...

Summary of the 3rd Joint Action, 20-22.10.2021, Saclay, France, hosted by CEA

We invite you to watch a short video with Luigi DeDominicis, H2020 INCLUDING Project Coordinator and Karim Boudergui summarizing shortly the 3rd INCLUDING Joint Action in CEA Saclay, France. "This Joint Action marks a very important step in our project. There has been grow in the collaboration among the partners, we learned a lot of different procedures and how to deploy technologies.”, says L. DeDominicis. INCLUDING Project organized in CEA Saclay (France) from 20 to 22 October 2021 a multidisciplinary field exercise. The exercise was organized by the CEA, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, located in the Essonne department, 20 kilometers from Paris. You can find the movie here: https://including-cluster.eu/videos/3JAs_movies_Saclay_PC_JAM.mp4 We invite you also to watch all the movies in our library. See the MOVIES          

Learning objectives of 3rd Joint Action, 20-22.10.2021, Saclay, France, hosted by CEA

We invite you to watch the short video with Luigi DeDominicis, H2020 INCLUDING Project Coordinator, who speaks about the learning objectives for the INCLUDING after the 3rd INCLUDING Joint Action in CEA Saclay, France. "Learning objectives are the key elements of our project and of each Joint Action. They are what we want the participants to learn at the end of the exercise. In the particular JA in the CEA Center in Paris, the idea was to learn more on how to recognize a nuclear security incident, on how to put in place the first action to mitigate the consequences, how to decontaminate people that have been involved, how to deploy the new technologies to respond in a more efficient way to this complicated situation”, says L.DeDominicis. INCLUDING Project organized in CEA Saclay (France) from 20 to 22 October 2021 a multidisciplinary field exercise. The exercise was organized by the CEA, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, located in the Essonne department, 20 kilometers from Paris. You can find the movie here:https://including-cluster.eu/videos/3JAs_movies_Saclay_PC.mp4

Movie from the 2nd Joint Action in Mikkeli (Finland) is now available!

The movie from the INCLUDING project second field exercise devoted to the identification, recovery and decontamination from incident caused by stolen and missing orphan source, Caesium-137 (137 55Cs), or radio caesium is now available.    The second Joint Action took place from 13th till 16th September 2021, on restricted Military area in Mikkeli, Finland. It has been a successful exercise organized by the South-Savo Fire Department (SSAV) with the support of Mikkeli Development Miksei Company. Many observers from abroad, and local high-level representatives of rescue services took part in the training exercise. The Joint Action exercise, FTX Mikkeli, was a multi-agency field technical exercise (FTX) against Radiological/Nuclear (R/N) incident scenario caused by stolen and missing orphan source, Caesium-137 (137 55Cs), or radio caesium, which is a radioactive isotope of caesium. Various civilians were exposed accidentally to radiation source and several local authorities involved in the hazardous situation management. Many thanks to organizers! See the short movie from the 2nd Joint Action FTX, Mikkeli, Finland. See section MOVIES and watch the video. link:...

3rd Joint Action, 20-22.10.2021, Saclay, France, hosted by CEA

INCLUDING Project organizes in CEA Saclay (France) from 20 to 22 October 2021 a multidisciplinary field exercise. This exercise is organized by the CEA, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, located in the Essonne department, 20 kilometers from Paris.  The exercise will be hosted at Area 500 of the CEA Research Centre in Saclay (Paris). Area 500 is a fully equipped facility inside the CEA research centre of Saclay, 25 Km. South-east from Paris (France), for exercise and training sessions on Radiological and Nuclear emergencies. It will host from 20th to 22nd October 2021 the third Joint Action of INCLUDING and devoted to the identification, recovery and decontamination from 137Cs and 99TC orphan sources. In particular, 99Tc is a radioisotope worldwide used in hospitals for medical diagnostic and one of the few in the liquid phase at atmospheric conditions. On the afternoon of 20th October, the participants will be introduced to the exercise objectives and actions. The full morning of 21st October will be covered by the exercise with deployment of equipment and sensors managed by the CEA intervention teams. On the afternoon there will be a...

New journal article from the INCLUDING project!

Our partner ISCC has published a journal article from the INCLUDING project: EU INCLUDING: Development of radiological- and nuclear training learning objectives Prof. Friedrich STEINHÄUSLER International Security Competence Centre GmbH (ISCC) Kaiser Franz Josef-Ring 21, 2500 Baden, Austria www.isccentre.at Email: steinhaeusler@isccentre.at     Abstract Globally, about 20 million consignments of radioactive material are transported each year on public roads, railways, aircraft, and ships. About 95% of radioactive consignments are not related to nuclear power. In 2016, a total of 143 incidents of nuclear or other radioactive materials was found to be outside of regulatory control, which occurred in 19 countries. On an international level risk assessment has to account for the potential threats due to millions of radioactive sources in use worldwide and hundreds of tons of military grade U/Pu not under IAEA safeguards. The European Union (EU) has tasked the INCLUDING project consortium to address this issue and create an innovative cluster for radiological and nuclear (RN) emergencies. INCLUDING will provide comprehensive training in the RN security sector....

Newsletter 4 out now!

31 Aug 2021 by MBC
Newsletter 4 out now!

We are happy to share the 4th INCLUDING Newsletter!   In this issue: We are happy to share the 4th INCLUDING Newsletter!   In this issue:   1. The INCLUDING project marathon! In light of the travels ban due to the COVID 19 pandemic, INCLUDING has succeeded to execute on 22nd June 2021 at the Piraeus Port Commercial Terminal in Athens its first Joint Action…   2. Summary of INCLUDING recent achievements   3. The 1st INCLUDING Joint Action at the Piraeus Port Commercial Terminal The Hellenic Ministry of Defense has organized on 22nd June 2021 a Field Exercise at the Piraeus Port of Athens and dealing with the identification, recovery and custody of an Orphan source in a cargo container…   4. The 2nd INCLUDING Annual Workshop Chaidari (Greece), 24/25 June 2021   Focused on nuclear security in maritime infrastructure, it has been held in physical presence and with three presentations from remote.   5. Presentation of the Joint Action in Mikkeli (Finland) – 13/16 September 2021 The second Joint Action of the INCLUDING project is a Field Technical Exercise (FTX) that will take place in the...

Movie from the 1st Joint Action is now available!

25 Aug 2021 by MBC, INCLUDING consortium
Movie from the 1st Joint Action is now available!

The movie from the INCLUDING project first field exercise focused on identification and recovery of an orphan source in a cargo container is now available. The first Joint Action took place on 22nd June 2021 at the Piraeus Port Commercial Terminal in Athens. It has been a successful exercise organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Defence (HMOD) in collaboration with the Port Authorities and the Greek Atomic Energy Commission. See section MOVIES and watch the video. link: https://including-cluster.eu/videos/Ja_Athens_Video_5.mp4   Enjoy!   MBC  

2nd Joint Action FTX Mikkeli, 13-16.09.2021, Finland, hosted by SSAV

INCLUDING Project organizes in Mikkeli (Finland) from 13th to 16 September 2021 a multidisciplinary field technical exercise (Joint Action). The organizing institution is the South-Savo Fire Department (SSAV) with the support of Mikkeli Development Miksei Company.  The exercise will be located at Kyrönpelto shooting range area (Karkialampi restricted military area), placed few kilometres out of a city of Mikkeli.  The Joint Action exercise, FTX Mikkeli, is a multi-agency field technical exercise against R/N incident scenario caused by stolen and missing orphan source, Caesium-137 (137 55Cs) which is a radioactive isotope of caesium. Various civilians are exposed accidentally to radiation source. Several local authorities are involved in the hazardous situation management. During the exercise it will be conducted casualty management (rescue, DIM, decontamination and transportation to local hospital) and multiple R/N source search & identification by use of various technologies and applications. The interoperability of the authorities will be checked. It will be a full-scale field technical exercise designed to establish a learning environment for participants...

Joint Action and 2nd Annual Workshop a success!

7 Jul 2021 by SK/HMOD, MBC/APL
Joint Action and 2nd Annual Workshop a success!

INCLUDING Project organized in Athens (Greece), from 22 to 23 June 2021, a multidisciplinary field exercise (Joint Action). The organizing institution was the Hellenic Ministry of Defence (HMOD), project's contributor, with the support of Joint CBRN Defence Company. The Joint Action was conducted in Piraeus commercial port (Piraeus Port Container Terminal). The Athens CBRNe Joint Action dealt with counteracting an attempt to smuggle radioactive sources from the port. During the exercise extensive use of UAV / UGV technology occurred and it was checked the interoperability of the tools shared in the Federation. It was a full-scale exercise designed to establish a learning environment for participants to be trained in emergency response plans, policies and procedures in such situations. The respective Joint Action plan was produced at the direction of HMOD with the input, advice, and assistance of WP2, 3 and 4 contributors. In addition, the 2nd INCLUDING workshop was organized from 24 to 25 June 2021 by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). The Workshop was devoted to Nuclear Security issues and with a focus on maritime infrastructure. Following the 2 days...

2nd annual workshop 24-25.06.2021 - datailed agenda

14 Jun 2021 by LDD (ENEA), S.K. (HMOD), MBC (APL)
2nd annual workshop 24-25.06.2021 - datailed agenda

INCLUDING Project organizes in Athens (Greece) from 22 to 25 June two events: - 22-23 June 2021 a multidisciplinary field exercise (joint action) dealing with counteracting an attempt to smuggle radioactive sources from the port. During the exercise it will be conducted extensive use of UAV / UGV technology, and it will be checked the interoperability of the tools shared in the Federation. It will be a full-scale exercise designed to establish a learning environment for participants to be trained in emergency response plans, policies and procedures in such situations. - 24 to 25 June 2021 the 2nd Annual Workshop - "Nuclear Security in Maritime Infrastructure"  oragnized and hosted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). Following the two days exercise at Piraeus Port Container Terminal, the workshop will put under the magnifying lens open issues in prevention, detection and response to Nuclear Security scenarios in maritime infrastructure and primarily in designated points of entry like ports.​ ​The Workshop has the scope to...

Multidisciplinary field exercise and 2nd annual workshop 22-25.06.2021

INCLUDING Project organizes in Athens (Greece) from 22 to 23 June 2021 a multidisciplinary field exercise (joint action). The organizing institution is the Hellenic Ministry of Defence (HMOD). The exercise location will be in Piraeus commercial port (Piraeus Port Container Terminal), placed in western outskirts of Athens. The Athens CBRNe Joint Action will consist of a multidisciplinary field exercise dealing with counteracting an attempt to smuggle radioactive sources from the port. During the exercise it will be conducted extensive use of UAV / UGV technology, and it will be checked the interoperability of the tools shared in the Federation. It will be a full-scale exercise designed to establish a learning environment for participants to be trained in emergency response plans, policies and procedures in such situations. In addition, the 2nd Annual Workshop will be organized from 24 to 25 June 2021 by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). The program of the workshop will be linked to the exercise scenario.   External participants can join as observers to above events after contacting...

Update on Joint Actions schedule

The INCLUDING Steering Board has taken the decision to postpone the Joint Action planned in Mikkeli (Finland) from 19 to 22 April 2021 to September 2021.   The next events of INCLUDING for 2021 are at present scheduled in the following  way:  è 22-23 June 2021 - Joint Action in Palaskas (Athens, Greece), hosted by HMOD è 24 June 2021 - 2nd Annual Workshop (Athens, Greece), hosted by NKUA è 13-16 September 2021 - Joint Action in Mikkeli (Finland), hosted by SSAV  è 18-22 October 2021 - Joint Action in Saclay (France), hosted by CEA    The INCLUDING Steering Board will assess two months before each event the situation related to COVID 19 restrictions and will take decisions on particular event schedule. Details on the next two Joint Actions planned you can find in our last Newsletter #3 – enjoy reading J  è 22-23 June 2021 - Joint Action in Palaskas (Athens, Greece), hosted by HMOD  è 13-16 September 2021 - Joint Action in Mikkeli (Finland), hosted by SSAV    Follow us for updates!

H2020 INCLUDING Newsletter 3 out now!

In the 3rd newsletter of the INCLUDING project we present the progress of the project. It gives insight to the project Federation Open Day (21st Sept 2020) and 1st Annual Workshop (8th Oct 2020) as well as to the Joint Actions planned in 2021 -          >> Joint Action in Mikkeli (Finland) – 19/22 April 2021 -          >> Joint Action in Palaskas (Greece) - 22/23 June 2021 In this issue you will find also an interesting interview with Dr Franca Padoani, describing the Global Nuclear Security nowadays, the hottest topics and role of education and training in the nuclear security. Dr Franca Padoani - Advisor to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on safety, security and non-proliferation; Sous-Sherpa for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit and attending Nuclear Security Contact Group activities. Member of the G7 Nuclear Safety and Security Group (NSSG) since 2008 and its Chair in 2017. Working at ENEA since 1980, now in charge of the Laboratory for Design and Technical Support for Nuclear Safety, Security and Sustainability.) The release...

New episode of 'Ross and Nate got included'

New episode of ‘Ross and Nate got included’ - ONLINE TRAINING We just released the second episode of the ‘R&N- Ross and Nate got included’ comic. In this episode Ross & Nate are taking part in an online training using dedicated training application. Ross is a student and Nate is a teacher. Check out how Ross managed the accident at a nuclear power plant?What did he learn?Are you better crisis manager than Ross? Episode #02 https://including-cluster.eu/files/INCLUDING-comic-02.jpg Episode #01 https://including-cluster.eu/files/INCLUDING_comic_01.jpg Enjoy!

World Nuclear News: Extending nuclear cooperation to the Middle East

Interesting article on Extending nuclear cooperation to the Middle East : Regulation & Safety from the World Nuclear News. Provides summary of the messages formulated by the delegates at NP1 - The Nuclear Power Conference Israel - Threats, Challenges, Opportunities, held on 11th November 2020. H2020 Including project was presented at the NP1 conference by the Project Coordinator, Luigi de Dominicis from the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), who described European Union collaboration in nuclear security. We invite you to read the whole article, it will take only 7 minutes! https://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Extending-nuclear-cooperation-to-the-Middle-East Enjoy! Including Team

The video from the 1st Nuclear Power Conference Israel

  The video from the NP1 - The Nuclear Power Conference Israel - Threats, Challenges, Opportunities, held on 10th November 2020 in now available. Including project was presented at the conference  by the Project Coordinator, Luigi de Dominicis from the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), who described European Union collaboration in nuclear security. Including video starts at 02:57:52 and lasts 17min. Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/JcXHD7oWU6c   Below you can find the list of all presentations from the NP1 conference.  ·         1st international conference in the world deals with the Nuclear Defense Nuk-Def from HEMP to lessons learned & applied from Fukushima, Chernobyl & 3 Mile Island incidents. Professional led by the World Nuclear Forum 193 www.WNF-193.com ·         1 00:00:00 1min | Israel - OPENING WORD - DR. COL. (RES) ORI NISSIM LEVY, CONFERENCE CHAIR International expert in Nuclear Defense, Chair of the Nuclear forum ·        ...

Our 1st Annual Workshop a Success!

The 1st Including Annual Workshop took place as a virtual meeting and was organized by Project Coordinator ENEA on the 8th October 2020. The workshop was divided into two session. The morning session focused on the progress of the work in the project while during the afternoon session opened to the external participants important topics for the RN security were discussed. During the morning session, INCLUDING Partners shared updates about completed and on-going work for each work package. The technical work is continuing to advance on track and all deliverables due before the progress meeting were submitted on time. A big thank you to all consortium partners for their hard work on this, especially during the specific period of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.   The afternoon session, chaired by a project Partner representative from UCSC, was focused on three main topics. >> Open issues in nuclear security with a focus on the status of the international activities, the management of a radiological crime scene and problems in medical aspects posed by specific scenarios.  >> Recent events where radiation environmental monitoring has been key in assessing the...

1st Annual Workshop, 8 October 2020!

INCLUDING PROJECT 1st Annual Workshop8 October 2020, 14:30 CESTOnline event – Microsoft Teams Platform   Initially planned in physical presence and with a two-days format, the 1st Annual Workshop of the INCLUDING project will be held as an online event with a duration of two hours.   The objective of the workshop, the first of a series of five planned annually till summer of 2024, is to put under the magnifying lens specific issues in the field of prevention and response to radiological and nuclear emergencies. The workshop is open to project partners and external participants upon registration and aims at boosting cross-fertilization between the INCLUDING project activities, other EU projects and institutional and industrial operators in the sector.   This 1st Workshop will be focused on three main topics. >> The first is on open issues in nuclear security and with a focus on the status of the international activities, the management of a radiological crime scene and problems in medical aspects posed by specific scenarios.   >>The second topic deals with very recent events where radiation environmental monitoring has been key in...

Federation Open Day, 21 September 2020!

  INVITATION TO THE FEDERATION OPEN DAY 21 September 2020!  14:30 - 15:40 CET   We are happy to invite you to attend the H2020 INCLUDING project webinar, “Federation Open Day”, on the 21st of September from 14:30-15:40 CET. The main objective of the “Federation Open Day” is to exchange of expertise, knowledge and resources with other EU completed and on-going projects and existing clusters and to expand the cooperation with other national and international practitioner associations and projects.   AGENDA: 14:30 – 14:35 Introduction, Rachele Brancaleoni (Chairperson) 14:35 – 14:45 The INCLUDING Federation, Luigi De Dominicis 14:45 – 15:05 The INCLUDING web-based platform, Prof. Stathes Hadjiefthymiades 15:05 – 15:15 The experience of SSAV as testbed: INCLUDING Joint Action, Jyri Silmari 15:05 – 15:15 The experience of HMOD as testbed: INCLUDING Joint Action, Spyridon Kolovos 15:15 – 15:25 Questions & Answers session, Rachele...

New comic series 'Ross and Nate got included'

27 Aug 2020 by Paulina Jasiak, MBC
New comic series 'Ross and Nate got included'

Today the H2020 INCLUDING team is proud to introduce Ross and Nate – two heroes of the brand new INCLUDING project comic  ‘R&N- Ross and Nate got included’. With this new comic series, we are taking you back to the childhood and telling the different stories of the Ross and Nate adventures. In each episode, R&N deal with nuclear and radiological challenges and take part in one of the event provided by INCLUDING Platform. In the first episode ‘Radiation Measurement Training’, Nate gets prepared to enter the radiation zone with the anti-radiation suit. Ross is getting bored with the long-lasting process of putting on the suit and starts using the different measurement tools. See what kind of tool Ross uses for the radiation measurements and do not forget to answer the question from the end of this episode! We are looking forward to sharing the next episode of Ross and Nate adventures! Do not miss it! Link to download the 1st episode: https://including-cluster.eu/files/INCLUDING_comic_01.jpg See also in NCT Magazine: https://nct-magazine.com/nct-magazine-august-2020/including-project-which-tool-would-you-choose/

The release of 'Tests and trainings included in response to Radiological and Nuclear threats' article

The H2020 INCLUDING Consortium is pleased to announce the ‘Tests and trainings included in response to Radiological and Nuclear threats’ article, prepared by the Crisis Management Specialist involved in the INCLUDING project, has been released in two parts, on 29th of June (part I) and on 26th of August (part II) in the NCTMagazine. The main scope of the article is to make readers aware of the necessity of the radiological and nuclear (RN) training and establishing a unified and international RN crisis response. The first part gives an overview on the history of the past radiological and nuclear events within Europe as well as it pays the readers’ attention to the gaps and differences between each EU member policy and capability to respond to RN threats and even in the density of the measuring stations of the radiation level amongst them. The potential of the utility of new technologies such as 3D modelling, unmanned vehicles and virtual reality is also emphasised as a part of the developing new and improving existing solutions in the context of RN threats responding and training. The second part concerns the idea of INCLUDING Project and the tools which will...

Newsletter 2 out now!

14 Aug 2020 by MBC
Newsletter 2 out now!

We are happy to share the 2nd INCLUDING Newsletter!   In this issue: 1. INCLUDING during Covid-19 pandemic 2. Summary of INCLUDING recent achievements 3. Deliverables Submitted to EC 4. Publications: ‘Tests and trainings included in response to Radiological and Nuclear threats’ publication in NCT Magazine 5. Events to come: - Webinar INCLUDING Federation Open Day on 21 September 2020 - 1st Annual Workshop on 8 October 2020 as an on-line meeting - Joint Action in Bologna Spring/Fall 2022 6. The INCLUDING Federation Testbed: The Gemelli Hospital 7. Technical Corner: Robotic Inspection Systems in Nuclear Environments 8. Meet The Expert: Prof. Daniele Gui speaking about medical aspects of RN events   Read and download here!  

INCLUDING to participate in STAIR4SECURITY webinar

On April 24th 2020, INCLUDING will take part in the STAIR4SECURITY webinar where their experts’ platform will be demonstrated to number of related #H2020 security projects. The webinar will be hosted by Tom Flyn, from TFC Research and Innovation. To know more about STAIR4SECURITY, please visit http://www.cen-stair4security.eu.    

Our project in STAIR4SECURITY Newsletter

14 Apr 2020 by including team
Our project in STAIR4SECURITY Newsletter

One of our sister projects is @Stair4Security (i.e. twitter id.) and we have been collaborating closely with them, especially Ms. Patricia Compard (Chairperson CEN TC391) and Tom Flynn (@TFCRIL). The main objective of STAIR4SECURITY is to deliver a collaborative platform as a 'single entry point' for information on the security sector stemming primarily from research activities in order to allow for better governance of standardization needs in the Disaster Risk Resilience (DRR) and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNe) sectors to be realised. The platform will be practitioner / policy-making driven. This month (04/20), STAIR4SECURITY issued their newsletter. Coverage on INCLUDING project (@H2020Including) is well represented.   STAIR4SECURITY NEWSLETTER  It includes a video interview of our Project Coordinator, Dr. Luigi De Dominicis, which is also on their website. On April 24th 2020, STAIR4SECURITY will host a webinar to demonstrate their platform to many related #H2020 security projects. This will involve the participation of the INCLUDING project. We look forward to it and continued...

Newsletter 1

7 Feb 2020 by MBC
Newsletter 1

It’s been a busy first months for the Horizon 2020 funded INCLUDING project. Our first newsletter will give you an idea of what project partners have been getting up to and an overview of what INCLUDING is trying to achieve. Summary : - Project: Kick-off Meeting, 1st RN Workshop, Joint Action  - Technical Corner: The Concept of Federation - Meet the Expert: Prof. Friedrich Steinhäusler   Newsletter #1 [.pdf]  

UPDATE: 1st Workshop on the Radiological and Nuclear Training Framework in the European Union

AGENDA (full version including speakers) update 20 January 2020.     We invite you to participate at the 1st Workshop on the Radiological and Nuclear Training Framework in the ENEA Frascati Research Center (Rome), 27th January 2020.   Background Radiation and Nuclear (RN) emergencies are by far the most feared by people and difficult to face by the authorities also because new scenarios add to conventional ones to further widen the range of intervention of First Responders. In this context training and exercise is probably the most important element that can make the difference between life and death, loss and preservation, incident and tragedy. Nevertheless, RN t raining for First Responders still differs between EU countries and this hamper the sharing of expertise and affect countries’ capabilities to manage RN crisis in cooperation with or in support to others countries.   Where we are There is an increasing effort aiming at standardization at EU level of the training activities for First Responders involved in CBRN crisis management. These actions respond to specific directives contained in the European...

INCLUDING Website now online!

30 Nov 2019 by MBC
INCLUDING Website now online!

The INCLUDING Consortium is pleased to officially announce the launch of the project’s official webpage on the 30th of November 2019. Our goal with this website is to provide our visitors an easier way to learn about INCLUDING project, its developments, consortium and the progress in research.

Meet INCLUDING at the STAIR4SECURITY

INCLUDING will participate in the NO-FEAR and STAIR4SECURITY Joint Conference that will take place at the Unicatt in #Rome on 23rd of November. The event will focus on CBRNE and Disaster Risk Resilience, DRR Standardization and Best Practice Engagement. The conference is of interest to policy makers, innovators, research and development experts, as well as standardization, ethical and data protection professionals. Sign up to the conference and meet INCLUDING!

INCLUDING Kick-off Meeting

2 Nov 2019 by MBC
INCLUDING Kick-off Meeting

The Kick-off Meeting of the H20202 project INCLUDING took place on 3rd and 4th of November 2019 in Rome, Italy. The meeting gathered consortium members in order to define a plan for research and project’s progress.  

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