The STRATEGY project (Facilitating EU pre-Standardization process Through stReamlining and vAlidating inTeroperability in systems and procEdures involved in the crisis manaGement cYcle) kick off, took place on 16th-18th of September with a virtual conference. The STRATEGY project aims to improve the interoperability of systems, tools and operational procedures serving the crisis management domain by developing a Pan-European pre-standardisation framework. This framework will be validated and evaluated by practitioners and technology providers within a rich training programme comprised of 8 table-top and 1 full-scale exercises. STRATEGY project’s vision is to materialise the above activities primarily into a set of CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreements (CWA), hence enhancing interoperability in EU crisis management domain. Notably, the project fosters collaboration with the European Defence Agency’s initiatives in particular within the CBRN-E area (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives). This three-year-long project is funded by the European Commission, Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020) and brings together 23 organisations from 14 European countries.
In overall, STRATEGY aims to improve interoperability of systems and procedures during all phases of crisis management by bringing together all involved actors; large industry, SMEs and research organizations developing products and tools in a multi-hazard approach, as well as standardisation bodies and Civil Protection practitioners. Throughout the duration of STRATEGY all involved parties will work together to assess existing, evolving or new proposed standards, working through use cases and disaster scenarios to validate them, in a realistic testing environment that will be built by integrating a variety of tools developed in the frame of previous H2020 funded projects whilst embedding the operational procedures of the involved practitioners. This realistic environment is expected to stimulate practitioner’s involvement and provide valuable input to the pre-standardisation process. Results and experience from previous H2020 projects such as RESISTAND, DRIVER+, IN-PREP, RECONASS, IDIRA, ZONeSEC and INACHUS will be also exploited towards nominating candidate standardisation topics.
The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) participates actively in all work packages of the project, from standardization landscape mapping to exploitation and dissemination actions, and is leading WP1 - Landscape of proposed standardisation items in crisis management, gaps and opportunities and other Tasks.
Project No: 883520
Start Date: 01/09/2020
Project duration: 36 months