Date: 11|12 april 2013
Venue: JRC Ispra (Italy)
To promote the global competitiveness of the EU security industry while enhancing the security of Europe, the European Commission has requested the European Standardisation Organisations to draft three European standardisation roadmaps in the security sector under Action 1 of their Communication on Security Industrial Policy. One of the roadmaps to be developed is for CBRNE focusing on minimum detection standards as well as sampling standards, including in the area of aviation security. Related issues pertinent to these specific areas should also be considered.
The Netherlands Standardisation Institute (NEN), coordinator of the mandate work, and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, host of this event, invite experts in the field of CBRNE to share their ideas and experiences at this workshop.
Subject experts and representatives from relevant constituencies are invited to register online for this workshop. Interested parties unable to attend the workshop may also contribute to the roadmap.
In light of the request for a concrete and detailed standardisation roadmap in the priority area of CBRNE, in particular minimum detection and sampling standards, this workshop is organised on 11 and 12 April 2013 at JRC in Ispra, Italy.
The workshop will provide participants an unique opportunity to discuss potential European needs and proposals for CBRNE standardisation, with a focus on minimum detection and sampling standards, with relevant stakeholders, including representatives from governments, technology providers and integrators of CBRNE systems, standardisation bodies, academia, as well as regulatory bodies and end users. Based on user and market needs, the results of the workshop will shape the future of European standardisation in this field.
Participants will work in discussion groups of 8-10 people and each group will be facilitated. Subjects of the discussions will be determined by the input provided by the registrants prior to the workshop. Please see “Registration” for more information.
Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission
Via Enrico Fermi 2749
21027 Ispra (VA) Italy
Subject experts and representatives from relevant constituencies are invited to register online for this workshop (free of charge).
Registration is closed on Thursday 14 March 2013
JRC visitor regulations: participants are to register with JRC Ispra.
Further instructions on this will follow after submission of the workshops registration form.
After submitting the registration form, registrants will be requested to fill in a questionnaire prior to the workshop. Responding to this questionnaire is essential, as the responses will determine the subjects of discussion.
Interested parties unable to attend the workshop may also contribute to the roadmap by submitting their proposals for discussion at the workshop. Please also register online to receive further instructions.
The European Commission has granted the Security Mandate M/487 to the European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs) requesting a study to analyse the current standardisation 'landscape' in the field of security standards and to come up with a recommendation list of areas for priority treatment (phase 1); and the development of proposed standardisation roadmaps addressing selected priority areas (phase 2).
Phase 1 was successfully finalised in 2012 and the following three areas were selected for priority treatment, as described in the Communication of the Commission COM (417) Final:
• CBRNE – Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives – minimum detection standards as well as sampling standards, including in the area of aviation security;
• Border security – common technical and interoperability standards for automated border control systems, as well as standards for biometric identifiers;
• Crisis management/civil protection – standards for communication interoperability, as well as interoperability of command and control, including organisational interoperability, as well as mass notification of the population.
Following the acceptance of the Security Mandate M/487 by the ESOs, the work was designated to the European technical committee “Societal and Citizen Security” (CEN/TC 391) to be executed by the Netherlands Standardisation Institute, holder of the Secretariat. Phase 2 started in January 2013 and will finish by the end of June 2013. Based on the outcome of Mandate M/487, the European Commission expects to issue further standardisation mandates to request the implementation of the specific standardisation work programmes.
About the Organisers
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry has the mission to promote a growth-friendly framework for European enterprises. It has a key role in the Europe 2020 agenda of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. To promote the global competitiveness of the EU security industry while enhancing the security of Europe, the Commission issued Mandate 487.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/index_en.htm
The Netherlands Standardisation Institute (NEN) is the Dutch member of the European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs). NEN executes the mandate work M/487 Phase 1 and 2, as it also facilitates the Secretariat of the European technical committee “Societal and Citizen Security” (CEN/TC 391).
More information: http://www.nen.nl and http://www.cen.eu/cen/Sectors/Sectors/Security/citizens/Pages/default.aspx
As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners. Key policy areas include: environment and climate change; energy and transport; agriculture and food security; health and consumer protection; information society and digital agenda; safety and security, including nuclear; all supported through a cross-cutting and multidisciplinary approach.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/index.cfm
For further inquiries, please contact NEN, Mrs. Joyce van Distel
+31 (0)15 2 690 135