PSCE Conference in Munich May 2017

PSC Europe Forum Conference

04 & 05 May 2017
Munich, Germany

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Key Themes

  • Key Themes

    The key themes of the first PSCE Conference of 2017 are:

    • Redundancy & Resilience in Public Safety Communications
    • Future Broadband
    • Cyber Considerations for Public Safety
    • Internet of Public Safety Things
    • Use(s) of UAVs (drones) in Public Safety

Preliminary Programme

  • Preliminary Programme

    Please note that this is a preliminary programme. The programme is subject to change and will be updated as soon as more speakers have confirmed.

    4 May 2017
    8.30-9.00 Registration
    9.00-09.50 General Assembly
    • Approval of the minutes from the General Assembly held in Athens, Greece
    • Report of the President and Secretary General
    • Approval of the accounts for 2016
    • Election of a Board member
    09.50-10.05 Coffee break
    10.05-10.15

    Opening by PSCE President and welcome by the Bavarian Red Cross

    Dr. Johannes Richert (Vice Secretary General/Director International Services/ National Relief Division, German Red Cross – Headquarters, Berlin)

    Mr. Leonhard Stärk (Chief Executive Officer CEO, Bavarian Red Cross – Headquarters, München)

    10.15-10.30 ELSI Guidelines – Ethical, Legal and Social Implications in PPDR communications.
    10.30-11.30 Apps developed for PPDR organisations  
    • My MDA - Israeli Red Cross App
    • SAIP App - Alert System & Information on populations - Delphine Arias-Buffard -DEVERYWARE
    • Austrian Red Cross App presentation
    11.30-12.00 German Red Cross Overview on Critical Communications – Integrated Command Centre (112) and Cooperation with German Aerospace Center – Andreas Estermeier & Uwe Kippnich – German Red Cross
    12.00-12.30 Social Media and voluntary engagement in Disaster Communication  from a German Red Cross’ perspective – Louisa Schneider - German Red Cross HQ Berlin
    12.30-13.30 Lunch break
    Internet of Public Safety Things 13.30 - 14.30
    13.30-14.00   Potential uses and benefits of 5G & IoT for Public Safety and related challenges – Ali Helenius -     AIRBUS
    14.00-14.30    IoT for Criss & Disaster management: Hot Topics and Future Impact – AIT - Ivan Gojemerac 
    Cyber security for Public Safety14.30 –16h45
    14.30-15.00 Moving to 4G PMR: what are the cyber threats and how to mitigate them? – Jérôme Brouet - THALES
    15.00-15.30 Risk Analysis - Philippe Cotelle - AIRBUS
    15.30-16.45 Coffee and Collaboration: Cyber Security of Future EU Interoperable PPDR networks - can we identify the key risks? - David Lund - PSCE
    Social Event – Rescue Centre Tour + Networking Dinner 17.00 – 22.45

    17.00 - 18.00
    18.00 - 20.15
    20.15 - 21.45

    21.45 - 22.45

    Shuttle departs from Leonardo Munich City South Hotel

    Visit of the centre

    Networking dinner at typical Bavarian “Biergarten”

       Back to the Hotel

     

     

     

     

     

    5 May 2017
    Redundancy & Resilience in Public safety Communications 09.00 – 10.00
    09.00 – 09.30

    Synergies between Public Safety Communications Technologies

    Speaker: Rainer Buchmann, Head Integrated Control Center Saarland

    09.30 – 10.00 Secure communications and digital transformation for Public Authorities Eric Lebegue – Pascal Beglin - StreamWide
    Future Broadband - 10h00 – 11h30
    10.00-11.30
    • David Lund: What was BroadMap and what is next?
    • Antti Kauppinen: Finland's perspective on future Broadband.
    • Barbara Held- BDBOS: Results of the hybrid study
    • Synergies between Public Safety Communications Technologies
    Questions and Answers
    11.30-12.00        Coffee Break
    Drones12.00-13.00
    12.00-12.30 UAV`s (drones)  in mountain rescue operations. Thomas Griesbeck - Bavarin Mountain rescue
    12.30-13.00 UAV systems for border surveillance, emergency scenarios and other civil applications – Razvan Craciunescu - TEAMNET
    13.00 - 14.30      Lunch

     

     

 

Practical Information

  • Conference Venue

    Address

    Leonardo Hotel Munich City South,

    Hofmannstraße 1, 81379 Munich,

    Germany

    From Munich Airport
    The conference is hosted in the Leonardo Munich City South Hotel located in the south of Munich and reachable from the airport in 45 minutes.

  • Hotel reservations

     

    Conference attendees receive a special price on rooms: 89€ for a single and 99€ for a double room per night including buffet  breakfast and all service charges. To reserve a room please fill out this form and send it to the Leonardo Munich City South Hotel.

 

  • Social Event: Rescue Simulation Centre Tour & Networking Dinner

    This year the Bavarian Mountain Rescue (Red Cross) will take participants to a guided tour in a rescue simulation centre in the vicinity on Munich. The visit will take place on the 4th of May in the late afternoon and will be followed by a networking dinner in a typical Bavarian "Biergarten".

    The detailed programme of the event, including the visit and the dinner, is available here !

     


     

    To know more about the centre please click here  (German exclusively)

 

Sponsors

 

  • Swissphone

    Swissphone Logo small

    Total Redundancy - Self-Reliant Alerting and Communication

    Swissphone is a leading European provider of alerting and communication solutions for public safety organisations. Founded in 1969, the family owned company has set the standard since in alerting and critical messaging. 250 employees throughout Europe and the US develop, produce and deploy POCSAG networks and pagers, as well as software solutions for resource management and critical messaging.

    Swissphone has built 300+ networks worldwide, offering the lowest Total Cost of Ownership compared to other alerting technologies. Swissphone's base stations provide a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 7.4 years, with many of its historic networks running for 25+ years without any technical issues. Should a customer want to update an old network, all components of the solution are fully backward compatible, allowing gradual, economic upgrades as well as maximum investment protection.

    Swissphone's latest ITC5 network generation features up to 9 fallback modes. Its base stations can communicate over the air, independent of any IP backhaul or third-party infrastructure - for example in case of a system failure or power blackout. An extremely fast throughput time minimizes the alerting time. Decentralized alarm triggers alert the entire network from any fire station. The individual base stations can be powered by batteries, solar panels or generators, making the network blackout-proof.

    Swissphone's latest s.QUAD pager is by far the most sensitive device in the industry (2 uV/m). It is extremely robust, having passed the 2m drop test on concrete and being water- and dustproof (IP67). Its smart design allows battery autonomy of up to 3 months with one single AA battery and alerts with a sound of > 95 dBA @ 30 cm. A BLE connection to Android and Apple smarthones allows to respond back to the control center, enabling status monitoring and resource management before and after an alert.

    For more information, please visit: www.swissphone.com 

  • Motorola Solutions

    Motorola logo

    We are a global communications leader powered by a passion to invent and an unceasing commitment to advance the way the world connects.

    Our communication solutions allow people, businesses and governments to be more connected and more mobile.

    For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http: www.motorolasolutions.com

  • Airbus Defence & Space

     

    Airbus logo

    Airbus Defence and Space is a word leading company of PMR radio systems, terminals, control room 112 call taking, radio dispatching and applications as well as integration of PMR solutions to public safety and civil customers. Airbus Defence and Space develops, manufactures and distributes to all globally relevant today PMR technologies: TETRA, TETRAPOL and P25 radio infrastructure products as well as radio terminals for TETRA and TETRAPOL.

    Airbus Defence and Space has developed TETRAPOL standard, infrastructure and terminal products during the last 20 years. Nationwide TETRAPOL networks are in operation in France, Spain, Switzerland and Check Republic. Airbus Defence and Space provides interfaces from TETRAPOL infrastructure to connect fixed and radio dispatching terminals. Airbus Defence and Space TETRAPOL interfaces can be used to connect a TETRAPOL network to a TETRA network as well as to interface two TETRAPOL networks together with certain set of call functions. Airbus Defence and Space is working for making the European connectivity of the above nationwide networks with those, provided by other manufacturers (Motorola, Selex).

    Airbus Defence and Space has also developed over the last 15 years a comprehensive TETRA network for rich set of voice and data for multi-organisation communication, based on the European TETRA standard created by ETSI (European Telecommunication Standard Institute). Airbus Defence and Space TETRA system is the industry leader in large TETRA networks, in functionality and scalability within TETRA systems. Airbus Defence and Space delivers complete TETRA solutions, providing end-to-end solutions from networks, network management, mobile and control room terminals and services. Over the last 10 years Airbus Defence and Space has worked together with TETRA industry and operators to develop the ETSI ISI standard. Airbus Defence and Space has implemented and released the first phase release of this standard, supporting a critical set of TETRA functionalities over the ISI interface. Airbus Defence and Space objective is to deliver full interoperability of TETRA networks to the existing European nationwide networks, delivered by Airbus Defence and Space: Sweden RAKEL, Germany BOSNET, Hungary EDTN, Finland VIRVE, Belgium ASTRID, Estonia EDR.

    More information is available at: airbusdefenceandspace.com

     

  • THALES

    Whenever a critical decision need to be made, Thales has a role to play. Thales helps customers to make the right decisions at the right time and act accordingly in challenging environments.

    To help create a safer world, Thales serves five keys sectors :

    • Aerospace
    • Space
    • Ground Transportation
    • Defence
    • Security

     

    World-class technology, the combined expertise of 62,000 employees and operations in 56 countries have made Thales a key player in keeping the public safe and secure, guarding vital infrastructure and protecting the national security interests of countries around the globe.

    Thales plays an important role in a world that is increasingly mobile, interconnected, interdependent and dangerous.

     

  • StreamWIDE

     

     

    Streamwide is a French company, incorporated in 2001. Specialist in carrier grade value-added services for services providers. We developed a patented software technology. Our company is listed on the Alternext (EURONEXT) stock exchange.

    With a comprehensive end to end offer ranging from core network solutions to mobile and web applications, Streamwide assists operators in their daily activities. Streamwide next generation software technology enables legacy system replacement in the areas of business processes, communications, mobile messaging, call completion services, visual voicemail, virtual numbers, social telephony, conferencing and virtual contact centre solutions.

    Operating from five continents, Streamwide deploys dedicated teams wherever they are needed to provide professional services, support and assistance to each customer and business partner. This personalized and regional approach allows Streamwide to tailor each solution for the unique needs of its customers including network, infrastructure and cultural requirements.

    Streamwide provides telecommunication systems for major public and private organisations who required solutions that public market is not able to provide from technology and security point of view.

    For more information, please visite http://www.streamwide.com/

     

     

 

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PSCE Conference in Athens 2016

PSC Europe Forum Conference

23 & 24 November 2016

&

Joint Workshop by COncORDE and IMPRESS (free of charge)

22 November 2016

Athens, Greece

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Key Themes

  • Key Themes

    The key themes of the second PSCE Conference of 2016 are:

    • Border security – control & surveillance
    • Natural disasters
    • Security by Telecommunications in transport
    • Broadband

Preliminary Programme

  • Preliminary Programme

    Please note that this is a preliminary programme. The programme is subject to change and will be updated as soon as more speakers have confirmed. 

    23 November 2016
    8.30-9.00 Registration
    9.00-10.00 General Assembly
    • Approval of the minutes from the General Assembly held in Brussels, Belgium
    • Report of the President and Secretary General
    • Approval of budget for 2017
    • Presentation of new members
    10.00-10.15 Coffee break
    10.15-10.25 Opening by PSCE President and welcome by KEMEA
    10.25-10.45 Keynote Speech by the Greek Ministry of Interior and Administrative reconstruction
    10.45-11.05 Internet of Things, Bernhard Steiger, Huawei
    11.05-11.15 Elevator pitch: Presentation of the poster session and Demo
    Natural disasters: how to prepare for cascading effects
    11.15-11.35 'Human behaviour and cascading effects - results of a vignette study (FP7-Project SNOWBALL), Malte Schönefeld, University of Greifswald
    11.35-11.55 'Self-reliant paging in South Tyrol' by Markus Rauch, Ministry of Interior of South Tyrol
    11.55-12.20 'Action - experience - knowledge, a non-stop algorithm' by Andreas Andrianopoulos, Hellenic Rescue Team
    12.20-12.35 Questions
    12.35-13.30 Lunch break
    PPDR Broadband worldwide:
    13.30-13.55 'BroadMap: the story so far...' by David Lund, PSCE
       
    13.55-14.30 ‘FirstNet - Roadmap to the US First Responder's Broadband solution’ by TJ Kennedy, President of FirstNet
    14.30-14.45 ‘PSCE activities in standardization’ by Manfred Blaha, PSCE
    14.45-15.15 Roundtable/Questions
    15.15-15.30 Coffee break
    How can telecommunications improve security in transport?
    15.30-15.50 'Transport of dangerous goods' Harold Linke, Hitec
    15.50-16.10 'How OnStar and vehicle connectivity shape the future of transportation' by Gerrit Riemer, General Motors'

    16.10-16.30

     

    16.30-16.50

    ‘Spartacus navigation and communication technologies in crisis management’ by Clemente Fuggini, D’Appolonia

    Questions

     

    Emergency management during terrorist attacks:

    16.50-17.10 ‘The lessons of disaster.Unleasing the power of learning’ by Kenneth Hines, COncORDE EU project
    17.10-17.35 'Communications ,Brussels 22-03-2016',by Danny Smet, Belgian Federal Police
    Social event (networking dinner)

    24 November 2016
     
    09.00-09.30 Enhancing infrastructure cybersecurity in Europe’, by Rosella Mattioli, ENISA
    How do we surveillance our borders more effectively?
       

    09.30- 09.50

    09.50-10.10

     

    10.10-10.30

    10.30-10.50

     

    10.50-11.10

    11.10-11.40

     

     

    • 'Testing the borders of the future' by Panayiotis Mertis, Hellenic Border Police
    • 'Border Control: current and future challenges', by Nicolas Phan, Thales France

           Coffee Break

    • Radars for long distance maritime surveillance and SaR operations (RANGER): Serving the need for safer European seas, by Dimitri Kanakidis, EXUS
    • 'Concepts for Automated Border control & Mobile Solutions', by Andreas Kriechbaum-Zabini, Austrian Institute of Technology
    • 'Early Warning for Increased situational Awareness (EWISA) - Implementation Modalities-Strategy to procure R&D services', by Dr. George Leventakis and Dr. Pantelis Michalis
    11.40-12.00 Roundtable
       
    Lessons learned from the migration crisis, a practitioner’s perspective
    12.00-12.20 'The Security Implications of the Migration-Refugee crisis: Challenges for Practitioners and Decision-makers', by Triantafyllos Karatrantos, Lecturer at the National Security School of Greece
    12.20-12.40 ‘The relevance of information for managing refugee flow’ by Georg Neubaeur, Austrian Insitutte of Technology
       
    Discussions
    12.40-14.30 Lunch


 

Practical Information

  • Conference Venue

    Address
    Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens
    10, Alexandras Avenue, Athens, Greece
    Get directions here

    radisson hotel

    From the Athens Airport
    The conference is hosted in the Radisson Blu Park Hotel located in the centre of Athens and reachable with a direct shuttle from the airport in 30 minutes. 

  • Hotel reservations

    Rooms

    Radisson room

    Conference attendees receive a special price on rooms: 125,00 € per night and this includes Wi-Fi internet, buffet supper breakfast, use of the fitness center, sauna, steam bath, use of the swimming pool & all local taxes. To reserve a room please fill out this form and send it to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sponsors

  • Huawei

    Gold sponsor: Huawei

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    Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with the vision to enrich life through communication. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

    For more information, please visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com

  • Swissphone

    Gold sponsor: Swissphone

    Swissphone Logo small

    Total Redundancy - Self-Reliant Alerting and Communication

    Swissphone is a leading European provider of alerting and communication solutions for public safety organisations. Founded in 1969, the family owned company has set the standard since in alerting and critical messaging. 250 employees throughout Europe and the US develop, produce and deploy POCSAG networks and pagers, as well as software solutions for resource management and critical messaging.

    Swissphone has built 300+ networks worldwide, offering the lowest Total Cost of Ownership compared to other alerting technologies. Swissphone's base stations provide a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 7.4 years, with many of its historic networks running for 25+ years without any technical issues. Should a customer want to update an old network, all components of the solution are fully backward compatible, allowing gradual, economic upgrades as well as maximum investment protection.

    Swissphone's latest ITC5 network generation features up to 9 fallback modes. Its base stations can communicate over the air, independent of any IP backhaul or third-party infrastructure - for example in case of a system failure or power blackout. An extremely fast throughput time minimizes the alerting time. Decentralized alarm triggers alert the entire network from any fire station. The individual base stations can be powered by batteries, solar panels or generators, making the network blackout-proof.

    Swissphone's latest s.QUAD pager is by far the most sensitive device in the industry (2 uV/m). It is extremely robust, having passed the 2m drop test on concrete and being water- and dustproof (IP67). Its smart design allows battery autonomy of up to 3 months with one single AA battery and alerts with a sound of > 95 dBA @ 30 cm. A BLE connection to Android and Apple smarthones allows to respond back to the control center, enabling status monitoring and resource management before and after an alert.

    For more information, please visit: www.swissphone.com 

  • Motorola Solutions

    Silver sponsor: Motorola Solutions

    Motorola logo

    We are a global communications leader powered by a passion to invent and an unceasing commitment to advance the way the world connects.

    Our communication solutions allow people, businesses and governments to be more connected and more mobile.

    For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http: www.motorolasolutions.com

  • Airbus Defence & Space

     

    Silver sponsor: Airbus Defence & Space

    Airbus logo

    Airbus Defence and Space is a word leading company of PMR radio systems, terminals, control room 112 call taking, radio dispatching and applications as well as integration of PMR solutions to public safety and civil customers. Airbus Defence and Space develops, manufactures and distributes to all globally relevant today PMR technologies: TETRA, TETRAPOL and P25 radio infrastructure products as well as radio terminals for TETRA and TETRAPOL.

    Airbus Defence and Space has developed TETRAPOL standard, infrastructure and terminal products during the last 20 years. Nationwide TETRAPOL networks are in operation in France, Spain, Switzerland and Check Republic. Airbus Defence and Space provides interfaces from TETRAPOL infrastructure to connect fixed and radio dispatching terminals. Airbus Defence and Space TETRAPOL interfaces can be used to connect a TETRAPOL network to a TETRA network as well as to interface two TETRAPOL networks together with certain set of call functions. Airbus Defence and Space is working for making the European connectivity of the above nationwide networks with those, provided by other manufacturers (Motorola, Selex).

    Airbus Defence and Space has also developed over the last 15 years a comprehensive TETRA network for rich set of voice and data for multi-organisation communication, based on the European TETRA standard created by ETSI (European Telecommunication Standard Institute). Airbus Defence and Space TETRA system is the industry leader in large TETRA networks, in functionality and scalability within TETRA systems. Airbus Defence and Space delivers complete TETRA solutions, providing end-to-end solutions from networks, network management, mobile and control room terminals and services. Over the last 10 years Airbus Defence and Space has worked together with TETRA industry and operators to develop the ETSI ISI standard. Airbus Defence and Space has implemented and released the first phase release of this standard, supporting a critical set of TETRA functionalities over the ISI interface. Airbus Defence and Space objective is to deliver full interoperability of TETRA networks to the existing European nationwide networks, delivered by Airbus Defence and Space: Sweden RAKEL, Germany BOSNET, Hungary EDTN, Finland VIRVE, Belgium ASTRID, Estonia EDR.

    More information is available at: airbusdefenceandspace.com

Workshop by IMPRESS and COncORDE: Decision Support Tools for Effective Health Emergency Management

IMPRESS and COncORDE invite you to: Decision Support Tools for Effective Health Emergency Management. 

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A joint workshop organized by the IMPRESS project and the COncORDE project to give a unique insight into the future of emergency response.
Decision Support Tools for Effective Health Emergency Management will be presented and demonstrated live. 
The workshop will be collocated with the PSC Europe Forum Conference 2016, which takes place the 23 & 24 November 2016 in the same place.

Preliminary Programme

  • Preliminary Programme

    22 November 2016
    Before 12.00 Registration and Poster session
    12.00 - 12.20

    Workshop opening session

    Welcome by the Hellenic Ministry of Health

    Greetings from sponsors (EKEPY, EKAB, KEMEA, EENA...)


    12.20 - 12.40

    12.40 - 13.00

    Invited lectures
    • European Commission (tbd)
    • US invited speaker – Mr. T.J. Kennedy, Executive Director of FirstNet, Keynote talk: “Decision Tools for Public Safety Organizations in the USA”
    13.00 - 13.45 IMPRESS project
    • The IMPRESS project approach to manage health emergencies
    • Technical aspects of the IMPRESS universal solution
    • Results from the field trial of the IMPRESS 1st prototype at the Civil Protection Exercise in Palermo, Italy
    • Early Results from the Montenegro-Athens field trial
    • Q&A
    13.45 - 14.30 COncORDE project
    • The COncORDE patient-centred approach to manage health emergencies
    • COncORDE – creative technical solutions, collaboration potential
    • Planned tests and trials in context of COncORDE
    • Q&A
    14.30 - 15.00 Coffee break
    15.00 - 16.00 Live demos of systems & components (IMPRESS and COncORDE)
    • IMPRESS demonstrations: INCIMAG, INCIMOB, WARSYS
    • COncORDE demonstrations: Field applications, Map, Linking Virtual training to COncORDE
    16.00-17.00

    Verbal Feedback from stakeholders (open discussion)

    Conclusions and wrap up of the Workshop

    17.30 Buffet

IMPRESS

  • About IMPRESS

    IMPRESS Project
    Impress is developing a consolidated concept of operations, to effectively manage medical resources, prepare and coordinate response activities, supported by a Decision Support System, using data from multiple heterogeneous sources. It will assist health services in becoming more proactive, better prepared and interoperable with other emergency response organizations.

    For more information about the IMPRESS project, please visit the website.

COncORDE

  • About COncORDE

    COncORDE Project
    At present, no single region-wide Emergency Medical System model exists for EU Member States.
    COncORDE aims to provide a tool that can be used in all member states, irrespective of their local differences, to achieve an EU wide impact in improving coordination of emergency medical response.
    A web-based platform will be developed to support and enhance the existing decision processes during medical emergencies at local, regional and cross-border level, from small incidents to large scale emergency situations.

    For more information about the COncORDE project, please visit the website.

Practical Information

  • Who should participate?

    The workshop is open to all practitioners in incident management and emergency health service providers.

 
  • Venue

    Address:
    Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens
    10, Alexandras Avenue, Athens, Greece
    Get directions here.

    radisson hotel

    From the Athens Airport
    The conference is hosted in the Radisson Blu Park Hotel located in the centre of Athens and reachable with a direct shuttle from the airport in 30 minutes. 

 
  • Accomodation

    Rooms

    Radisson room

    Workshop and conference attendees receive a special price on rooms: 125,00 € per night and this includes Wi-Fi internet, buffet supper breakfast, use of the fitness center, sauna, steam bath, use of the swimming pool & all local taxes. To reserve a room please fill out this form and send it to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     

Mobile, Networked, Collaborative PPDR: How to Make IT Good?

A Workshop on Ethical, Legal, Social Issues in Networked Information Exchange for PPDR

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The Workshop will be held on 17 May 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. It is free and open to anyone, but places are limited, so registration is required. To register, please fill in this registration form and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The format of the workshop will be highly interactive, please come prepared to discuss your experiences and ideas. If you have questions, please contact Katrina Petersen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Workshop will be followed by the PSCE Conference which will take place 18-19th May.

The Invitation for the ELSI Workshop is available here.

Preliminary Programme

  • Preliminary Programme

    9:30 – 10:00 Registration - Coffee/Tea
    10:00 – 10:30  

    Welcome, Introduction, Plan for the Day

    Monika Büscher

    10:30 – 10:45  

    Novelties of the General Data Protection Regulation

    Irina Vasiliu, DG JUST, European Commission

    10:45 – 11:00    

    Towards a new digital ethics, the EDPS and the Ethics Advisory Group

    Delphine Harou, EDPS

    11:00 – 11:15    

    Legal certainty and public safety by design

    Mireille Hildebrandt, Professor Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium

    11:15 – 11:40 Discussion
    11:40 – 12:00 eVACUATE Project, Hanneke Vreugdenhil, HVK Consultants
    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 – 13:20 ECOSSIAN Project, Jessica Schroers, legal researcher at KU Leuven, CiTiP
    13:20 – 13:40

    Providing Information Privacy with Attack Modelling

    Blaž Ivanc, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

    13:40 – 14:00

    Multi-stakeholder collaboration for European Commission's standardisation request on data protection by design in security technologies

    Matthias Pocs, ANEC, Germany

    14:00 – 14:20

    Discussion

    14:20 – 14:30

    Comfort Break

    14:30 - 14:50

    Draft Whitepaper: ELSI Guidelines for IT in Risk Governance

    Monika Büscher, Katrina Petersen (Editors), Centre for Mobilities Research, SecInCoRe

    14:50 - 15:30

    Whitepaper Discussion and Exploration of Opportunities for H2020 Calls and Future Programmes in Groups

    Please see here for more detail

    15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
    16:00 – 17:00 Plenary Discussion
    17:00 - 17:30 Next steps

 

Practical Information

  • Who should participate?

    This workshop brings together participants from emergency response agencies, academia, legal practice, humanitarian response, volunteer & technical communities, technology development, and policy and standardisation bodies.

  • Objectives

    This workshop raises awareness by sharing experiences of ELSI, interpretations of opportunities and challenges, and innovative responses in technology design, organisational, regulatory and policy innovation in the field of PPDR. Topics include, but are not limited to:

    • ELSI in future communication networks (e.g. ownership of infrastructure)
    • ELSI for PPDR professionals and organisations (e.g. new forms of psychological pressure, accountability and liability, challenges of translating awareness of ELSI into practice, such as enacting respect for the vulnerable in the use body worn video)
    • ELSI in data (e.g. data quality and meaning, social sorting, how to understand how one is ‘being read’)
    • Methodologies of addressing ELSI proactively (e.g. Privacy Impact Assessment, Ethical Impact Assessment, collaborative design, value sensitive design, digital ethics)
    • Designing and implementing ELSI-aware innovation (e.g. support for accountable datamining, informational self-determination, trust)
    • ELSI in new partnerships (e.g. who to include, who to exclude, how to negotiate different interests and perspectives)

    The aim of this workshop is to explore how it might be possible to address ethical, legal, and social challenges and opportunities through creative design of IT for networked PPDR. Exploring these issues in practice, from a multidisciplinary perspective, can open up how addressing these issues might lead to new possibilities for productive collaborations and ways of approaching interoperability through European values of equality, liberty and solidarity. The workshop seeks to develop resources for the PSCE community, such as guidelines and/or a whitepaper.

  • Submissions of Abstracts & Important Dates

    The workshop will include a series of presentations and facilitated discussions. We invite presentations on the above topics from practitioners, researchers from different disciplines (e.g. social science, law, policy, organizational theory, computing), technology developers, policy-makers and regulators, non-governmental organisations, members of affected publics and others interested in these matters.

    Please submit your abstract (300-500 words, including references) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by

    • Submission of Abstracts 14th April 2016
    • Notification of Acceptance 16th April 2016

    Registered participants include Blaž Ivanc http://www.redirnet.eu

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    Accommodation is available directly at Hotel BLOOM!. Interested participants are advised to book their rooms on this link before 17 April 2016. After this date, rooms will not be guaranteed. The address of the hotel is: Rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels, Belgium. Practical information is available here.

 

Background Information

  • Introduction

    The fields of public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) are increasingly supported and coordinated by ICT systems. Capabilities of ICT systems used for information management depend on their specifications, varying from ad-hoc and high speed wireless communication networks, to networked mobile collaboration technologies and social networks of public and public-private partnerships. Some ICT systems support formal and informal social networks on local, national or part of Pan-European levels. Many innovations in technology, organisational practice, regulatory frameworks and policy instruments aim to support these networks and enhance interoperability of available technologies.

  • Ethical, legal and social context

    It is increasingly recognised that ICT systems used for PPDR, apart from technical challenges, face ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI). The latter include not only opportunities for new, more inclusive partnerships, including private and civil society actors and more coordinated disaster risk governance between different types of first responder organisations, but also challenges to privacy, liability, accountability, social practices of sharing and controlling information, trusting people, organisations and technologies, dealing with issues around the relevance and quality of information, information overload, the immediacy of transfer (e.g. of distressing images), digital divides and more.

  • Challenges and Opportunities

    These issues are - paradoxically - often either regarded as constraints for innovation or as subject to exceptions. For example, the need to ensure trustworthy information can be seen both as limiting how far technical potential can be exploited for networked PPDR and as not applicable to PPDR, because time-critical needs for information can override a need for accuracy and reliability. Similarly, data protection issues are often seen as either a limiting constraint for innovation in PPDR or as subject to exceptions. Awareness that ELSI are an inescapable, integral aspect of all technology design and use is growing, but there is a lack of approaches that translate this awareness into proactive, creative, and uncompromisingly ELSI-sensitive social, technical and socio-technical innovation. This limits the value and usefulness of novel technologies, ways of working, regulatory reforms and policies. In practice, ELSI present multi-faceted challenges and opportunities that are difficult but also highly important and rewarding to address.

 

Abstracts and Speaker Biographies

  • Novelties of the General Data Protection Regulation - Irina Vasiliu, DG JUST, European Commission

    Abstract: Ms Vasiliu will present the General Data Protection Regulation and speak about its relevance to public safety and security, as well as the peculiarities that need to be taken into account when collecting data from individuals during emergencies.

    Bio: Ms Irina Vasiliu works at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST) on the data protection reform. She closely follows the work of the European institutions on the areas of fight against terrorism, data protection and police cooperation. Ms Vasiliu is a member of the Transatlantic Legislators Dialogue (TLD) and has been involved in several European Commission Delegations to the United States of America and discussions on the PNR agreement and the General Data Protection Regulation. Ms Vasiliu has studied European and Romanian law and public administration with a focus on human rights, European criminal law and international relations.

  • Towards a new digital ethics, the EDPS and the Ethics Advisory Group - Delphine Harou, EDPS

    Abstract: Our societies are rapidly evolving into spaces and communities dependent on massive collection and use of personal information. New technologies have an impact on individuals which is impossible to predict, even in the short - or the medium term.The EDPS has set up the Ethics Advisory Group to investigate how intensive use of personal information is likely to affect individuals and shape society in the years to come and how we can respond to safeguard human dignity as the foundation of the EU's framework of values and rights. The discussion will be an occasion to learn about the intentions of the EDPS in the domain of digital ethics.

    Bio: Delphine Harou heads the secretariat of the Ethics Advisory Group. She is Head of Prior checking at the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and works in close cooperation with the Data Protection Officers of the EU institutions. She is currently acting Head of the Supervision and Enforcement Unit of the EDPS.

  • Legal certainty and public safety by design - Mireille Hildebrandt, Vrije Universiteit, Belgium

    Abstract: Our environments are increasingly data-driven, and so is PPDR. Legal protection and public safety 'by design’ refer to new practices that aim to make sure that information and communication technologies do not disrupt agreed legal goods such as privacy or safety, notably when enabling data flows to enable disaster prevention, mitigation and relief. To respond to the ELSI challenges of mobile, networked, collaborative PPDR, it is important to explicitly confront one of the core dimensions of legal protection, that is, legal certainty. Any effort to formulate ‘ELSI guidelines' must acknowledge that legal and ethical operations in the field of PPDR raise questions about the balance between stability and flexibility that such Guidelines must accommodate to generate both trust and trustworthiness. In this talk I will address the issues of necessity and proportionality of data processing as an example of stable but flexible legal requirements in the domain of fundamental rights, calling for legal precepts that operate on the cusp of legal certainty, digital security and public safety.

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    Bio: Mireille Hildebrandt is a research professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, with a focus on 'Interfacing Law and Technology', at the Faculty of Law and Criminology. She is also a professor at the institute of Computing and Information Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen, holding the Chair of Smart Environments, Data Protection and the Rule of Law. Her research focus is on law, technology and philosophy, with an emphasis on artificial agency.

  • Short Work in Progress Presentations - ECOSSIAN Project - Jessica Schroers, legal researcher at KU Leuven, CiTiP

    Abstract: The protection of Critical Infrastructure (CI) increasingly demands solutions which support incident detection and management at the levels of individual CI, across CIs which are depending on each other, and across borders. An approach is required which really integrates function­alities across all these levels. Cooperation of privately operated CIs and public bodies (governments and EU) is difficult but mandatory. ECOSSIAN is a European attempt to develop this holistic system.

    One goal is a prototype which facilitates preventive functions like threat monitoring, early indicator and real threat detection, alerting, support of threat mitiga­tion and disaster management. The factors of societal perception and appreciation, the existing and required legal framework, questions of information security and implications on privacy will be analyzed, assessed and regarded in the concept. The mission of ECOSSIAN is to improve the detection and management of highly sophisticated cyber security inci­dents of and attacks against critical infrastructures by im­plementing a pan-European early warning and situational awareness framework with command and control facilities.

    Beside the need to reduce financial risks and to use budgets in a cost-efficient way, decisions on security measures in general and on CIP measures in particular are often strongly driven by political, societal, ethical, legal, administrative etc. factors and restrictions. They are mostly not expressible in monetary or physical units. These factors may range from political appropriateness, social perception, privacy violations and acceptancy by people or fears on environmental impacts.

    Supposing that the ECOSSIAN framework will develop into an operational system, it needs to be evaluated against how it will influence and how it may be influenced by such socio-political factors.

    We will present an approach for assessing in a systematic way how the utility of security measures in Critical Infrastructures is influenced by intangible factors as opposed to tangible or quantitative factors like money, loss of supplies, number of fatalities or similar. Such intangible factors are also called here qualitative criteria. Typical qualitative criteria are fear, freedom of movement, loss of time, but factors like subjectively perceived security, data privacy or compliance with existing rules of law etc. as well.

    For ECOSSIAN a methodology and comprehensive catalogue of qualitative criteria is derived from a former EU project[1] and other resources, and modified for the purposes of ECOSSIAN. The methodology QCA[2] is demonstrated with a selection of basic parameter variations like application scenarios or type and objective of stakeholders. Recommendations are given for a full-scale evaluation with the tool to accompany and support the implementation of the ECOSSIAN system in Europe in the future.

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    [1] ValuSec Project (FP7), D6.2_Tools_and_Data_Setup and 6.3_Experiment_results_conclusions_recommendations, http://www.valuesec.eu.
    [2] Qualitative Criteria Assessment

  • Short Work in Progress Presentations - eVACUATE Project - Hanneke Vreugdenhil, HVK Consultants

    Abstract: In the FP7 eVACUATE project the intelligent fusion of sensors, geospatial and contextual information, with advanced multi-scale crowd behaviour detection and recognition is being developed, in order to assist crisis managers in evacuation decision making. One of the technologies to be developed and demonstrated in the eVACUATE project is chipless Radio Frequency Identification System (RFID) to detect humans for crowd monitoring. In the eVACUATE project team recently a discussion has been held to agree in more depth on the data protection requirements and principles that the project partners in eVACUATE have to follow in the course of their research activities when they work with personal data. In this abstract we focus on the chipless RFID technology[1]. The role of these tags will be to update and maintain the Active Evacuation Route (AER) by counting the number and type of individuals who pass through a specific place, where an appropriate RFID reader is installed, e.g. at the entrance of a metro station. There are some practical issues that could result in the decrease of the accuracy of the technology. The most important one is that the technology does not show the direction of movement of the individuals, i.e. it can only locate the proximity of a certain tag next to an RFID reader, without knowing whether actually someone has exited the space and should not be counted as part of the crowd any more.

    A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) needs to be carried out for the use of RFID tags in the eVACUATE pilot demonstrations. The purpose of the PIA is to identify the privacy and data protection risks associated with the RFID application, as well as to define the mitigation measures that need to be taken in respect of these risks. This is to help the operators of RFID technologies be privacy compliant and monitor more systematically their privacy compliance throughout the period of operation of their RFID technology.

    Some privacy and data protection risks have been defined already, for which mitigation measures should be taken into account:

    1. Information security (e.g. skimming, eavesdropping)
    2. Information accuracy (info on ticket and of number of people), e.g. when ticket bent or carried by people
    3. Lack of transparency
    4. Lack of voluntariness
    5. Re-use of data (e.g. information that someone is disabled) for incompatible purposes (e.g. marketing, tracking not related to evacuation and crowd management purposes)
    6. Data storage and tracking

    The discussion reveals that while the eVACUATE chipless RFID technology does not as such seek to identify individuals, it still poses certain risks to their privacy and data protection rights. Thus, in the further development of the technology and its potential future exploitation in operational situations, the risks discussed should be addressed in order to prevent the negative impact on individuals.

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    Bio: Hanneke Vreugdenhil is senior consultant crisis management for HKV consultants in the Netherlands. She is involved in several projects, related with flooding en safety. In the FP7-project eVACUATE she is responsible for end user involvement and the organisation and evaluation of four pilot demonstrations in Greece, Spain and France. The eVACUATE system is a tool for situation awareness and decision support for sustaining active evacuation routes. Crowd modelling is incorporated in the tool, based on data collection and analysis. During the ELSI workshop she will discuss some ethical and privacy issues related to chipless Radio Frequency Identification System (RFID), which will be used in the pilot demonstrations to count evacuated people and to indicated people who might need help.

  • Providing Information Privacy with Attack Modelling - Blaž Ivanc, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

    Abstract: The issue of privacy has never been as prominent as it is today. With the development of information technology, increasing spread of information systems and connection of databases, information privacy has become a rather elusive term. Attack model is a fundamental tool for setting up the attack scenario, which shows the process of the attack and the techniques used.
    Attack modelling is one of the most important methods for detecting weak points of information systems. It raises security awareness and helps us to prepare for possible scenarios which we would like to avoid in practice. If we prepare ourselves for potential security incidents, we can adequately protect corporate environment and make sure the incidents do not occur. In an effort to improve attack modelling and remedy certain weaknesses of the existing models, we developed a model called the Enhanced Structural Model (ESM). The model eliminates certain limitations that are present in the attack modelling.
    The current problems in privacy protection could be successfully remedied if we did not wait until the invasion of privacy occurs and eliminate the consequences after the violation. The solution lies in the focus on incident prevention and on the systematic integration of privacy protection mechanisms. In planning and verifying system privacy protection, regular use of the attack modelling method would be recommended.

    Bio: Blaž Ivanc, Jožef Stefan Institute, works in the field of information security, especially in critical infrastructure and have a strong background in threat intelligence, security requirements engineering and "red team" security validation. As a researcher at Jozef Stefan Institute, he works on security guidance and evaluation of public safety communications and emergency management information systems. He is also a regular lecturer at various conferences and conduct trainings/consultations in the area of operations security for the key staff in corporations and law enforcement agencies. In addition, he was the professional head of the 1st international conference in the field of intelligence and security informatics that took place in Slovenia.

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration for European Commission's standardisation request on data protection by design in security technologies - Matthias Pocs, ANEC, Germany

    Abstract: The European Commission requested a European standard on security industry and privacy by design to be developed by the European standardisation organisations until 2019 (C(2015) 102 final, M/530). This standard will be a co-regulatory resource developed for communities such as the PSCE's on citizen privacy and data protection in ICT-based civil-security products and services. It will also support upcoming EU legislation to come into force in 2018 on data protection by design [1] [2].
    To this end, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) have set up the Joint Working Group 8 "Privacy management in products and services" (JWG 8), in which Matthias Pocs represents the consumers as a delegate of ANEC - The European consumer voice in standardisation. ANEC contributed to drafting of the Commission's request the requirement for CEN-CENELEC to take into account "fundamental ethical and legal values, follow the legal principles of privacy and data protection and [innovative] privacy goals such as decentralised processing and anonymity."
    This contributions aims to explore why currently there is a lack of commitment in the development of the European standard requested by the Commission, and how to engage stakeholders participating in this workshop. Currently, stakeholders are not represented in a balanced way. Groups represented in the JWG 8 tend to be specialised in privacy and IT security but not in PPDR and other domains of civil security. As a result, questions remain unanswered: Should the work focus on security industry as requested by the European Commission or apply to all existing sectors in the market? Should it focus on generic privacy management processes or real technological privacy safeguards? ANEC argues that the involvement of relevant stakeholders as well as concretisation ("translation") of general ethical and legal principles into sector-specific rules (such as the civil security sector) are needed to resolve legal uncertainty and implement privacy by design in such a way that response teams and other stakeholders can focus on their primary tasks in their daily work.
    Stakeholders could benefit from particpating in the development of the standard which will apply to their work, because it offers a competitive advantage and higher reputation, respectively. However, they would need to go to the their country's standardisation body (EU, EFTA, FYROM, Turkey) to apply for membership and ask for authorisation to attend the meetings of the JWG 8 on behalf of the national body [3]. Since every decision in the standards body needs at least 5 countries, relevant networks such as the PSCE community, industry associations, user groups and consortia can play an important role in coordinating contributions to the standards body. In parallel they can apply for direct liaison with the JWG 8 but they need their members as representatives of emergency response agencies, academia, legal practice, humanitarian response, volunteer and technical communities, manufacturers, service providers and policy makers in order to fulfil the five-countries rule. In support, approaches can developed by carrying out collaborative European projects on ELSI in PPDR information exchange.


    References
    1. Article 23 ("data protection by design and by default") of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Council of the European Union, Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation) [first reading] - Political agreement, ST 5455 2016 INIT, 28 January 2016.
    2. Article 19 ("data protection by design and by default") of the Police Data Protection Directive: Council of the European Union, Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and the free movement of such data [first reading] - Political agreement, ST 5463 2016 INIT, 28 January 2016.
    3. A list of national standards bodies https://standards.cen.eu/dyn/www/f?p=CENWEB:5, http://www.cencenelec.eu/research/ResearchHelpdesk/Pages/default.aspx

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    Bio: Matthias Pocs is a data protection expert and founder of “Stelar Security Technology Law Research”, a start-up based in Hamburg (Germany). He works on ethics, privacy, and security issues for European Commision funded projects, including OPERANDO and eWALL. He has also is a Consumer representative and data protection expert in the European consumer organisation ANEC - The European consumer voice in standardisation, in particular, participating in the execution of the European Commission’s standardisation request on Privacy by Design in security technologies.

  • Whitepaper: ELSI Guidelines for IT in Risk Governance - Monika Büscher and Katrina Petersen (Editors), Centre for Mobilities Research, SecInCoRe

    Abstract: Networked collaboration and information exchange technologies have transformative potential for PPDR and risk governance. However, it is difficult to shape these transformations in a way that supports real world practices of collaboration and sense-making, and it is even more difficult to do so in ways that are ethically, legally and socially sensitive and proactive. This white paper is a collaborative effort, led by a transdisciplinary team of editors and theme editors. It is based on several years of analysing ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) arising in PPDR and risk governance through wide ranging research collaborations between academics and domain experts. The paper takes stock of key insights in four different areas: ELSI arising in networked risk governance, policy and organisational innovation, applicable regulatory and legal frameworks, technological innovation. This paper presents ongoing efforts to construct ELSI guidelines for IT in risk governance. The guidelines are designed to become a living community resource to support the design and use of IT for risk governance. A draft of the paper will be circulated to all participants before the workshop, with an invitation to become involved in shaping its structure and content as well as that of the ELSI guidelines themselves.

    During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their experience and needs in relation to the ELSI Whitepaper and ELSI guidelines ideas in small discussion groups.

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    Bio: Monika Büscher is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University, Director of the Centre for Mobilities Research and Associate Director at the Institute for Social Futures. Her research explores the digital dimension of contemporary ‘mobile lives’. She leads research on ethical, legal and social aspects of the informationalization of PPDR and risk governance, exploring opportunities and challenges around sustainability, security, and public engagement in a range of different national and international projects (Catalyst, BRIDGE, SecInCoRe).

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    Bio: Katrina Petersen is Research Associate at the Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University. Her research examines how diverse communities communicate and collaborate around complex notions of risk. She is particularly interested the effects and implications of the work needed to engage with a range of tools for risk communication, from maps and satellite images to meta-data and information technologies. She presently works on the FP7 funded SecInCoRe project, concerned with the design of secure dynamic cloud concept for crisis management based on a pan-European disaster inventory. Her PhD is in communication studies with a concentration in science and technology studies. Before in postgraduate degree, she worked in public engagement in science museums and also has a degree in geology. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Organisers

The workshop builds on collaboration between researchers in the EPISECC, SECTOR, REDIRNET and SecInCoRe project. At this workshop, the organisers are:

  • Monika Büscher

    Professor of Sociology at the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University. She researches the digital dimensions of contemporary ‘mobile lives’, with a focus on IT-ethics and crises. She leads research on ethical, legal and social issues in the BRIDGE and SecInCoRe projects. She edits the book series Changing Mobilities with Peter Adey.

  • Dr Catherine Easton

    Senior Lecturer in the School of Law, Lancaster University. Her research focuses upon access to technology and human/computer interaction. She is the co-chair of the United Nations’ Internet Governance Forum’s Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition. Through this she is involved in the development of the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet with a focus on disability access. Catherine is Chair of the BILETA Law and Technology Research network and in this role organises one of the largest law and technology conferences in the EU.

  • Lina Jasmontaite

    A legal researcher, KU Leuven University, Belgium. She joined CiTiP in June 2014. Currently, she works on the FP7 projects titled “Establish Pan-European Information Space to Enhance seCurity of Citizens in disaster situations” (EPISECC) and "A holistic, scenario-independent, situation-awareness and guidance system for sustaining the Active Evacuation Route for large crowds" (eVACUATE). Her research interests include human rights, regulation of new technologies and the protection of children's as well as minorities' personal data.

  • Dr Katrina Petersen

    Research Associate at Lancaster University working on the SecInCoRe project focusing on the design of a culturally and ethically conscious disaster information sharing system for the EU. Her main research is on visualizing risk, disaster maps, and how to communicate between diverse groups.

  • Marie-Christine Bonnamour

    Secretary General of PSCE (Public Safety Communications Europe) since 2009. Specialised in European law and European affairs, she has been working in various EU projects, being responsible for dissemination and communication activities. She has been also working for the medical profession and the police administration at EU level during the last 15 years.