This project has recived funding from European Comission by means of Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, under Grant Agreement no. 700174

RESCCUE joined the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies


RESCCUE joined the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies

RESCCUE is only one of many EU projects related to climate hazards and climate change funded during the last years. However, all those initiatives do not yet collaborate optimally. To cope with this, DG Home in the framework of the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient societies, organised a special workshop on Climate Clustering (Brussels, 15 -17 May 2017). The workshop was aimed to bring together projects awarded under the Horizon2020 DRS call 2014-2015, policy makers, industry and SME representatives to boost possible synergies among projects and different actors. In total, 12 projects initially identified as the ones with potential synergies were invited: ANYWHERE, I-REACT, RESIN, EU-CIRCLE, CLISEL, PLACARD, ESPRESSO, STORM, BeAWARE, BRIGAID, HERACLES and RESCCUE. The common objective of all these projects is to enhance stages of the crisis management cycle. The following graphic provided by the organisers illustrates the relationship between above-mentioned projects:


The Climate Clustering workshop consisted in a presentation of each project followed by two thematic discussions. Marc Velasco, the Project Manager of the RESCCUE project who attended the workshop, stated, that this kind of initiatives are very useful for promoting the collaboration and exchange between projects, as well as involving the end users and other stakeholders in the innovation processes.

The Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies (CoU) was launched in January 2014 and has since developed to become an efficient platform of exchanges among different actors of different branches of security and crisis management. The CoU initiative came as a response to the complexity of the security and crisis management policy framework and the wide variety of research, capacity-building and training initiatives that led to a lack of awareness about policies and/or research project outputs by users, namely policy-makers, scientists, industry/SMEs and practitioners. Now that RESCCUE has joined this community, it will continue to attend the several coming events that will be organized in the future.