Launched in May 2014, DRIVER (Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience) is a project funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The main aim of the project is to cope with current and future challenges of crisis management and to develop and promote the uptake of innovative solutions addressing the operational needs of practitioners dealing with Crisis Management.
DRIVER + is the continuation of DRIVER, and seek to drive the next stage of innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience, and take better into account the needs of Crisis Management practitioners. DRIVER + will deliver a pan-European Test-Bed for Crisis Management capability development, a Portfolio of Solutions (PoS) and promote a shared understanding in Crisis Management across Europe.
To inaugurate the start of this new phase, all DRIVER + partners met in Rotterdam on 25-27 September for a fruitful Kick-off Meeting. The event was the occasion to set the stage for the next years of activities, and to exchange with invited EU-funded projects, initiatives and practitioner organisations on concrete opportunities for collaboration in the near future.
A Press Release was issued following the Kick-off meeting. You can find it here.