FAC Facilitate Community of Users Event in Brussels for Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies
Last week, FAC participated at the 14th Community of Users for Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies, a bi-annual week-long event organised by the European Commission, supporting Research and Innovation activities to address disaster resilient societies and enhance Europe’s ability to prepare for and cope with disasters. The event, held in Brussels, brought together a large number of organisations, including policymakers, practitioners, scientists, industry (SMEs), NGOs and the general public as a means of encouraging information exchange between various actors and improving the synergies among future research.
FAC took part in the event through its commitment with the Stair4Security project, a two-year Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union to develop an expert platform setting a mechanism of coordination of research related to standardisation activities in the security sector. FAC’s Data Analytics and Project Management experts, together with TFC Research and Innovation Limited, lead the Communication and Dissemination Work Package, as well as facilitate public engagement for this important H2020 project.
During the plenary meeting with the members of the Consortium, FAC’s Research Coordinator for European Projects, Anna Yankulova, presented our work to date, including the creation of the project’s website (www.cen-stair4security.eu), high-quality visual materials (pull-up banners, trifold flyers, A1 posters), and the continuous stakeholders’ involvement through interactive content materials (video interviews, newsletters, and the events calendar). The production of Dissemination tools and the Stair4Security Newsletter significantly increased the public’s participation and commitment, which ultimately allowed the project to obtain no.1 position on Google Research engines for the keywords “CBRNe, standardisation”.
The Stair4Security project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 853853. The main objective of STAIR4SECURITY is to create a collaborative platform as a single entry point for information on the security sector stemming primarily from research activities to allow better governance of standardisation needs in the Disaster Resilience and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (CBRN-E) sectors. The platform will be practitioner/policymaker driven. It aims to permit a better overview of current and new projects at national, European and international level. It also sets out to ensure swifter coordination between all stakeholders and to respond more efficiently and timely to critical needs by following an agreed strategic vision and identified priorities.
Keep up to date with the project news and outputs here http://cen-stair4security.eu/ and follow Stair4Security on Twitter @stair4security. Stair4Security also has an active LinkedIn Group, which you are cordially invited to join.
If you have questions about the project, please do not hesitate to contact Director Mr. Stephen M. Purcell or Head of European Research, Dr. Sheryl Lynch via email@example.com
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