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Fraunhofer INT – International and interinstitutional crisis and disaster management – Guideline for the mapping of terminology and icons

The objective of this CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) is enabling a respondent to a crisis to exchange information across jurisdictions, organisations and borders to other responders, while maintain full control of the information and while using their own terminology and symbology.

Mapping icons and terminologies allows actors that use different icons and terminology to ‘translate’ the received information into the terminology and symbology it usually uses and thus to understand the information the owner shared.

The proposed CWA is of interest to all European countries whose crisis responders do or plan to collaborate internationally or inter-institutionally.

The kick-off meeting will be held on Tuesday, 1 March 2022, from 10.00-15.00 as a web meeting.Requests to participate in the Workshop and/or comments on the project plan are to be submitted by 13 February 2022 to i.ilic@austrian-standards.at1. You are kindly requested to use the commenting form below.

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1 Applications for participating in the Workshop and comments on the project plan that are not received by the deadline do not need to be taken into consideration. Once constituted, the Workshop will decide whether or not to consider the comments received in good time.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 883520

This communication material reflects only the authors’ view and the Research Executive Agency and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

Duration: (09/2020-08/2023)
Grant Agreement Number: 883520
Funded Under: H2020-EU.3.7.5. – Increase Europe’s resilience to crises and disasters
Funding Scheme: IA – Innovation action
Topic: SU-DRS03-2018-2019-2020 – Pre-normative research and demonstration for disaster-resilient societies
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