Project Outcomes

Objectives

STRATEGY aims to map and assess existing standards in the crisis management sector, in order to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.  

Expected Outcome 

  • Review crisis management standards proposed by other EU projects 
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement 
  • Assess legal, ethical, social and privacy issues associated with the development and implementation of new standards  
  • Publish project handbook that outlines the structure of the STRATEGY standardisation framework 

Objectives

STRATEGY hosts workshops with end users (i.e., First Responders) and standardisation bodies. The purpose of these workshops is to define disaster scenarios that will be used to test existing crisis management standards. The project will test standards in 8 crisis management streams:

  • Search and rescue
  • Critical Infrastructures protection
  • Response planning
  • Command and control
  • Early warning and Rapid damage assessment
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-yield Explosives
  • Training
  • Terminology/Symbology (standardise terminology to facilitate clear communication between disaster response teams)

 

 

Expected Outcome 

  • Define use cases and disaster scenarios (Table-Top Exercises; TTXs) that will be used to test standards in each stream (1 per stream, 8 in total) 
  • Define the scenario for the final Full-Scale Exercise that will be used to test standards in all streams (1 in total) 

Objectives

STRATEGY will simulate the disaster scenarios in Table-Top Exercises to test selected standards with First Responders and gather user feedback.

 

Expected Outcome 

  • Establish a common technical infrastructure for all disaster scenarios (Table-Top Exercises and the final Full-Scale Exercise)
  • Select standards that will be tested in each scenario
  • Simulate disaster scenarios  to evaluate the selected standards
  • Produce a report detailing the efficacy of selected standards in each use case, based on user feedback
  • Feedback will narrow down which standards should be validated in the final Full-Scale Exercise and boost selected standards already showcasing positive results

Objectives

STRATEGY implements a final Full-Scale Exercise alongside industry, research organisations, end users and crisis management bodies. Feedback from stakeholders in the Full-Scale Exercise will be used to determine which pre-standardisation items should be recommended to standardisation bodies and policy makers.

 

Description of the Work

  • Simulate a final disaster scenario to evaluate selected standards in a single test-case (Full-Scale Exercise)
  • Establish KPIs to evaluate the qualitative and quantitative performance of selected standards
  • Produce a report detailing which pre-standardisation items should be recommended to standardisation bodies and policy makers

Objectives

STRATEGY will initiate “pre-standardisation activities” for the pre-standardisation items previously selected. Based on the results of the selection process, items will either follow the process for elaborating CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs) or initiating the standardisation process, for example, drafting New Work Item Proposals for approval by standardisation bodies and policy makers.

 

Expected Outcome 

  • Initiate pre-standardisation activities for selected pre-standardisation items in each crisis management stream
  • Initiate 8 CEN Workshop Agreements
  • Initiate 4 New Work Item Proposals
  • Draft at least 1 new European or International crisis management standard

Objectives

Ensure project awareness and work towards the commercialisation and implementation of STRATEGY’s recommendations by standardisation bodies and policy makers.

 

Expected Outcome 

  • Publish a policy brief that summarises STRATEGY’s results
  • Publish a position paper with clear recommendations for policy makers regarding the uptake of pre-standardisation items previously identified.
  • Develop the “EU roadmap for future interoperability standards for crisis management systems”

Objectives

Coordinate the project communication and dissemination activities to raise public awareness of STRATEGY and widely disseminate the project progress, achievements and results.

 

Expected Outcome 

  • Develop a detailed communication and dissemination plan to ensure information is shared with target audiences including standardisation bodies, end users, suppliers, and policy makers
  • Establish an online and media presence for the project via the website, social media, videos, and reaching out to specialised press and media outlets
  • Publish a report describing how data generated and collected during the project will be handled
  • Connect with other relevant national, European and international projects and stakeholders