Date: 9|10 april 2013
Venue: City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh (UK)
The European Commission, pursuing the increase of the global competitiveness of EU security industry while enhancing the security of Europe, has requested the European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs) to draft three European standardisation roadmaps in the security sector under action 1 in their Communication on Security Industrial Policy. One of the roadmaps to be developed is for crisis management / civil protection, focusing on standards for communication interoperability, as well as interoperability of command and control, including organisational interoperability, as well as mass notification of the population. Related issues pertinent to standardisation in crisis management and civil protection could also be considered.
The Netherlands Standardisation Institute (NEN), coordinator of the mandate work, and the City of Edinburgh Council, together with the British Standards Institution host of this event, welcome experts in the field of crisis management and civil protection to share their ideas and experiences in 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.
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.
In light of the request for a concrete and detailed standardisation roadmap in the priority area of crisis management and civil protection, with the focus as outlined before, a workshop is organised on 9 and 10 April 2013 in Edinburgh (UK).
The workshop will provide participants an unique opportunity to discuss European standardisation needs and proposals in crisis management / civil protection, with the focus as outlined before, with relevant stakeholders, including representatives from governments, civil protection authorities, technology providers and integrators of crisis management 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.
About crisis management/civil protection
Please find here a presentation with detailed information about standardisation in the area of crisis management/civil protection. For questions on this presentation, feel free to directly contact the project expert Alain Coursaget.
T:+33 680 118 303
City of Edinburgh Council
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
The City of Edinburgh Council is one of the largest local government authorities in the UK, with around 17,000 staff and an annual budget of £1bn. It provides the full range of public services to local residents, including education, social care, housing and transport. The Council is also responsible for economic development and promoting Scotland's capital to both investors and international audiences for its festivals and other cultural attractions and is a Category 1 Responder under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004). More information: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk.
BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). To learn more, please visit www.bsigroup.com
For further inquiries, please contact NEN, Mrs. Joyce van Distel
+31 (0)15 2 690 135