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Strategic

Maak het eenvoudiger om CDM-oplossingen af te stemmen op capaciteitsbehoeften (DRIVER+)

  1. Maak het eenvoudiger om de capaciteitsbehoeften van de beoefenaars en de Gaps uit te drukken.
  2. Maak het eenvoudiger om  deze behoeften te begrijpen door de eigenaars van de oplossingen, zodat ze de innovatieve oplossingen die deze oplossen kunnen ontwikkelen en onder de aandacht brengen.
  3. Maak het eenvoudiger om de innovatieve oplossingen voor de -behoeften en Gaps te ontdekken.
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Cross-agency decision support tools (STAMINA)

management in the recent COVID-19 pandemics has been impeded by lack of coherence between decision making in different agencies and at different levels.

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Adequate technology for communication with the public (STAMINA)

Recent COVID-19 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. 

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Monitor and counter mis- and disinformation (STAMINA)

Mis- and disinformation can have adverse effects on management and even cause cascading crisis (e.g. civil disobedience and even insurrections)

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Adequate communication technology for crisis management (STAMINA)

Recent COVID-19 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.

As a result, the communication was often haphazard, with different organizations and authorities occasionally disagreeing in their assessments of the situation and recommendations. 

 

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Bosbranden: brandmeteorologie en gevarenclassificatie (DRMKC)

Gevarenindex is een belangrijke realtime indicator voor de brandweerlieden. Deze somt constante (brandstoffen, topografie) en variabele (weers-)factoren op die samen van invloed zijn op de start, de verspreiding en de moeilijkheid van de controle en de daaropvolgende brandschade van bosbranden op een gebied in één enkel nummer weer dat gemakkelijk kan worden gevisualiseerd en gebruikt voor een vroegtijdige waarschuwing

COLLECTION OF PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK (INEGMA-E²)

In order to have a complete understanding of the way that the exercise manages to create an environment in which the participants reach their objectives, it is necessary to gather their feedback.

Data management: Data collection, data analysis and reporting (INEGMA-E²)

Data managment runs almost throughout the whole exercise cycle, from preparation, to conduct, analysis and reporting, even if evaluators are not heavily involved during the planning phase. It is useful to provide some guidance to evaluators for the content of data collection, usually this is developed in two pillars: evaluation of players performance and exercise conduct. There are different methods for data collection: through evaluators input, feedback from participants, recording, possibly input from observers, interviews, debriefs. To decide if and how to use observers for data collection, exercise managers may decide differently based on who the observers are. Info from observers may support evaluators, depending on the design of the exercise.
Mainly raw data, not information, that is available.

Making and registering the observations as soon as possible (in time and place) (INEGMA-E²)

Registering as many as possible facts in real time, possibly in field (FSX,TTX), improves the impartiality of collected observations due to avoiding opportunity for interpretation from the observers’ sides. Moreover, it helps to distribute observation collection activities in both phases: during and after the exercise, providing logistical advantage. Lastly, the observations are available in the evaluation database earlier, giving the opportunity to be used for introducing the corrections after each stage of the exercise, so the information use also for exercise conducting purposes. 

Need of certification of evaluators (INEGMA-E²)

  • Evaluators have different background, expertise - does an holistic certification make sense? Distinguish between different types of exercises and parts of exercises - minimum basic requirements
  • Guarantees certain level of of evaluators
  • Set-up some kind of basic information that evaluators should get at the beginning of any exercise
  • All evaluators should have some common knowledge on cross-cutting topics e.g. communication
  • Standardises level of evaluators in certified issue i.e. knowledge, skill
  • Documentation that will support training and certification of evaluators is supposed to assist both evaluators and exercise managers that will have the same expectations and preparations for an exercise

Framework information - "framing the exercise" (INEGMA-E²)

  • very useful information - adds on value, pillar for exercise success
  • framework information to understand certain actions - to reach certain goals!
  • misconceptions of certain actions without knowing the general goals
  • without framework information, uncertainty rises and degrades the quality of evaluation
  • group dynamics and leadership processes, framework information helps to define this structures
  • social interactions have to be addressed (communication, etc.)
  • to know competent people during (organizational social structure of all involved people has to be focused on to better understand certain processes)
  • for "context" - available information for decision making (real vs exercise) and motivation/understanding amongst the audience

Evaluation of Patient Decontamination in CBRN Events (INEGMA-E²)

When CBRN-events are simulated and casualties need to be decontaminated, the sucess of the decontamination has to be validated. Due to invisible substances (e.g. gases) and their high hazard potential, it poses a challenge to evaluators in exercises.

 

 

eu De Portfolio of Solutions website  is oorspronkelijk in het kader van het DRIVER+-project ontwikkeld worden. Vandaag wordt de dienst door AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, ten behoeve van de Europese crisisbeheersing beheerd . PoS is door het Disaster Competence Network Austria (DCNA) en door de H2020 projecten STAMINA en TeamAware gesteund.