From: 28-09-2022 - To: 28-09-2022

Safety4Rails Final Conference

The SAFETY4RAILS Final conference will be organised on 28 September in Paris, France at UIC HQ

SAFETY4RAILS is an EU-funded project under the framework of H2020 SU-INFRA01. The project started on 1 October 2020 and was carried out by a consortium comprised of 31 partners from 13 different countries for a duration of 2 years. The goal of SAFETY4RAILS is to increase resilience against combined cyber-physical threats including natural hazards to railway infrastructure.

This final conference will showcase the main results of the project, including a live demonstration, and will offer participants the opportunity to get a first-hand insight into the tools developed within the project. The conference is open to external stakeholders involved in Rail and Public Transport security upon registration.


(Agenda subject to update)

9:30 – 10:00 Registration​
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and opening session​
10:30 – 11:30 Real time joint demonstration​
11:30 – 13:00 Interactive session with the tool providers
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Main lessons learnt, policy recommendations and next steps.


16 rue Jean Rey
75015 Paris

From: 27-06-2022 - To: 27-06-2022

1st RiskPACC Awareness Workshop

On June 27th, RiskPACC organized its 1st Awareness Workshop entitled – Citizens & Civil Protection Interaction: “how to reduce the “Risk Perception Action Gap
The Workshop, with participants both online and in-presence, had a morning session with the usual welcome and remarks and an introduction provided by the RiskPACC Coordinator Dr. Maike Vollmer.
Maike gave a general overview of the project explaining the state-of-the-art of RiskPACC and the next steps and results.

Selby Knudsen, from Trilateral Research and WP1 leader, and Vangelis Pitidis, from University of Warwick and WP2 leader, took then the floor and presented the results, outcomes and achievements of the first 10 months of the project.

Selby conducted the session entitled “Civil protection Perspectives of risk and disaster resilience: initial findings from the RiskPACC project“, presented the methodology (literature review, questionnaires, analysis, gap identification) used In the WP1, the key findings and results achieved.
Vangelis, with his session “Engaging citizens to expand understandings of risks and enhance urban resilience: Initial findings from the case studies of RiskPACC”presented the main outputs and achievement of his Work Package 2.

The last part of the morning session has been dedicated to the RiskPACC project sisters.

RiskPACC has five related projects:

LINKS “Strengthening links between technologies and society for European disaster resilience”
RESILOC – Resilient Europe and Societies by Innovating Local Communities
BUILDERS – Building Resilience in Europe
CORE (sCience& human factOr for Resilient sociEty)

The session started with Sara Bonati from University of Florence and Filippo Giacinti from the European Organisation for Security (EOS). They represented the LINKS Project while Karsten Uhing from Fraunhofer gave a detailed description of the RESILOC Project.
Tor-Olav Naevestad from BUILDERS, Marie-Christine Bonnamour from CORE and Alberto Pasquini from ENGAGE presented important and crucial topics and spotlighted potential connections and relationships between their projects and RiskPACC.

The afternoon session was focused on two different working group sessions.
The first one, led by Maureen Fordham from University College London and WP4 Leader, referred to “challenges in two-way communication to close the Risk Perception Action Gap”.

The main goal of the working group was to share ideas about closing the Risk Perception Gap in disaster risk management, what is most important and how to do it and to gain insights to help develop our RiskPACC conceptual and methodological framework.

The second working group session, led by Jeannette Anniés from University of Stuttgart was dedicated to “how technological tools help mitigate the Risk Perception Action Gap”.
The working session had the presence of user stories. They can be seen as an interface between technological solutions and user experience design and they are written to give insights on technological tools and their functionalities, or other concepts. The session saw five different user stories facilitated and moderated by five project partners:

Deborah Hugon, STAM
Michalis Panagiotis, ICCS
Linda Kroesbergen, Public Sonar
Marget Azuma, University of Twente
Jeannette Anniés, University of Stuttgart

The main aim of the session was to discuss about the user stories and try to find out benefits and disadvantages.

From: 13-06-2022 - To: 14-06-2022

Third European Conference on Risk Perception, Behavior, Management and Response

On Monday and Tuesday 13 and 14 June, RiskPACC participated in the Third European Conference on Risk Perception, Behavior, Management and Response.
The Conference, organized at the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin, saw the presence and participation of various experts in the sector from all over Europe.

The first day opened with a presentation by Joseph Cullen of The Tavistock Institute and member of the H2020 Project RESILOC, from the title “Community-based survey adaptive behavior model of resilience”.

In the afternoon the Conference continued with a session moderated by Christian Kuhlicke from UFZ Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (Germany), regarding on implementing theories in risk perception and behavior research.

Samuel Rufat, from CY Cergy Paris University and from Risk-SoS, co-organiser of the Conference, leaded the last session of the day with a workshop in how to build a common risk perception and adaptive behavior questionnaire.

The second day of the conference started with presentations of three H2020 projects: ENGAGE, CORE and RiskPACC.
Selby Knudsen from Trilateral Research and responsible of RiskPACC’s Work Package 1 presented the “Risk Perception Action Gap: Two-way communication in risk management”, highlighting the research conducted in the first nine months of the project and the results achieved. The presentation was even focused on the lack of understanding the risk between citizens and CPAs, the communication that has to be built between them, the differences in CPA and citizen perception and the CPA activities to increase perception.

After RiskPACC session, Philip Bubeck from University of Potsdam, conducted a workshop about how surveying people at risk on warnings and communication after the 2021 flood in Germany, while Paola Fontanella Pisa from UNU-EHS and Eurac Research gave a presentation regarding how surveying disaster risk perception and climate change adaptation in global mountain regions.

The afternoon session, leaded by Anna Sophie Hahne from The Tavistock Institute, started with a workshop in how to build an adaptation questionnaire, to then conclude with a workshop dedicated to how develop collective recommendations conducted by Alexander Fekete from TH Köln (Germany).

From: 16-05-2022 - To: 17-05-2022

SMI2G 2022

SMI2G Brokerage Event is back!

The SMI2G brokerage event gathers European-wide innovators and practitioners who are looking for further consortium partners by presenting game-changing ideas and novel technologies addressing the challenges of Horizon Europe’s Civil Security for Society 2022 Work Programme

The SMI2G brokerage event is organized by:  The EARTO Working Group Security and Defence research, the SEREN network, EOS, IMG-S, ECSO and is supported by ENLETS

This year, the SMIG2 Event resumes its presential format!

Every year, SMI2G hosts top-level keynote speakers, expert panel discussions as well as ground-breaking pitch sessions related to the respective calls.  As a result, the event offers participants significant networking opportunities, supporting consortium building efforts and the sharing of valuable information concerning the Horizon Europe Security Calls.

To attend in person: Sorry, but the event is now fully subscribed.

Simply register through this page and your request will be acknowledged. Your tickets will be confirmed as quickly as possible, allowing enough time for you to book travel and accommodation.  We recommend that you don't incur travel costs until your tickets are issued. Registration will close when maximum numbers are reached.

If you'd like to present a pitch at the event...

  • On registration, you will be asked if you'd like to submit a presentation (known as a pitch)
  • Given the limitations in the number of participants, the Organising Committee may have to select presenters based on the quality of their submitted pitch proposals.
  • Please find the instructions for sending your pitches and the presentation template available as a download attached to this notice.
  • The facility for submitting pitch presentations is limited to those we have time for so the faster you submit, the more chance there is of yours being included.
  • You'll be notified if your request has been accepted within a few days
  • The deadline for receipt of registrations is 09:00(cest) Thursday 12 May 2022
Presentations by potential coordinators will be preferred. Presentations by different organisations (rather than multiple presentations by a single organisation) will also be preferred.

Selected keynote presentations and round-table panel discussions will be live streamed.

For virtual attendance, register through this page and select that option. Stream details will be sent to you nearer the time.

Registration is now open till the maximum capacity of 250 per day of the event is reached.

The SMI2G Event remains free of charge for all participants, thanks to the financial support of the organisations AIT and the French Ministry of Research, and the projects CYCLOPES, MEDEA, NOTIONES, FIRE-IN, DAREnet, i-LEAD and CyberSEAS.
Please note that no certificates of attendance or participation will be issued.

For further information, please contact the organisers at

From: 05-05-2022 - To: 05-05-2022

PRECINCT first Stakeholders engagement workshop

On the 5th of May 2022, PRECINCT organised the first Stakeholders Engagement Workshop! 

PRECINCT strives to establish an Ecosystem Platform for connecting interdependent CIs and Emergency Services so that they can collaboratively and efficiently manage security and resilience by sharing information such as Data, Critical Infrastructure Protection models and Resilience services. PRECINCT will implement the Digital Twins and the Serious Game approach to identify vulnerabilities and test or validate new detection and mitigation models and associated services in a real-time real-life context.

The purpose of the workshop was to present the main outputs of the project and ensure a strong interaction with industry CI stakeholders, end-users, citizens, and many other relevant stakeholders. The workshop included presentations from project partners on the work that had been accomplished so far and roundtable discussions to engage stakeholders on technical and business aspects for PRECINCT.

From: 26-04-2022 - To: 28-04-2022

AI-ARC Workshop on "Increasing situational awareness of coast and border guards to prevent illegal activities" in Karlskrona

The AI-ARC  “Artificial  Intelligence  based Virtual Control Room for the Arctic” project’s main objective is to create   an   innovative   and   user-friendly   AI   based   platform,   the   Virtual  Control  Room  (VCR),  that has  the  power  to  greatly  improve  maritime    situational    awareness,    decision-making,    communication,    available   rescue   resources,   and   thus   the   safety   of   all   maritime   actors,   particularly   in   the   Arctic   Sea. 

Workshop 02: Increasing situational awareness of Coast and Border Guards to prevent illegal activities was a two and a half-day workshop event that took place in Karlskrona, Sweden from the 26th – 28th of April 2022. It was co-organised by three AI-ARC project partners: Munster Technology University,  (Ireland), Laurea University of Applied  Sciences,  (Finland), and the  Swedish Coast Guard.  

The opening session served as an introduction to the workshop and provided an overview of the project to VIP guests from the SCG and the external advisory board.  Isto Mattila, Project coordinator of the AI-ARC Project and Director of R&D at Laurea University of Applied Sciences, welcomed all consortium partners and VIP guests to Workshop 2.  His presentation provided an overview of the project and informed attendees that word about the AI-ARC project is growing with increasing external interest   from prominent European organisations including the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA).      

The Swedish Coast Guard is a key consortium partner in the AI-ARC project and in her presentation, Director Therese Mattsson emphasised the important role that the Swedish Coast guard (SCG) plays in providing support to maritime authorities in the Baltic Sea. She outlined the daily roles and responsibilities of the SCG in addition to their facilities, system capabilities and assets which can operate in Arctic weather.   Timo Hellenberg and Professor Pekka Visuri (Hellenberg International) presented on the findings of their investigation into the Arctic Sea hijacking Incident which occurred in 2009 in the Baltic Sea. The Arctic Sea Incident served as a useful case study to demonstrate the challenges involved for Law enforcement agencies and CGs in identifying smuggling and other illegal activities.  Lastly, Dr. Adrian Hoppe (Fraunhofer) presented an overview of the VCR Display and the Digital Map Table software system. This system offers the AI-ARC a 2D and 3D solution for a shared maritime situational awareness picture.   

For the remainder of the workshop, participants engaged in small working groups, each consisting  of  Law  Enforcement  and  Coast  Guard  representatives,  to  address key issues relating to improving situational awareness and tackling illegal maritime activities in the Baltic Sea and Arctic/High North regions. The results of the group work sessions during the Karlskrona workshop have created a number of action points for the task leaders in WP3 including the integration of workshop outputs into the ongoing technical tasks, decisions surrounding the purchasing and storage of data, and the selection of use cases for the live demonstrations that are all due to take place in 2023.The latter task will involve detailed planning and coordination between WP2 and WP3 leaders in  addition  to  the  CG  partners who  will  host  the  demos.   

The successful completion of the AI-ARC Workshop 2 in Karlskrona served as a key project milestone (MS7). The workshop was an ideal opportunity for project partners to refine and clarify information surrounding the technical development of the project. The Karlskrona workshop enabled face-to-face discussions on a number of key issues relating to the project’s progression. As a result of these productive interactions, partner engagement has stepped up in intensity and will continue online.  

Finally, it is worthy highlighting that for many of the project partners, Workshop 2 in  Karlskrona, Sweden was the first opportunity that consortium members had for a face-to-face meeting owing  to  previous  travel  restrictions  because  of  the  Covid-19  global  pandemic.  Therefore, it can be concluded that the workshop was a valuable opportunity for participants to make important networking connections with other project partners in addition to providing fruitful information outputs for task leaders and contributing to the ongoing progression of the AI-ARC project.    

The next face-to-face consortium meeting is in the early stages of being planned for later this year (November 2022) in Germany.  Regular consortium meetings in person will assist  with  ensuring  that  the  project’s  momentum  continues  on  track  and  consortium  partners  keep  moving forward with the work. 

From: 06-04-2022 - To: 06-04-2022

EU-HYBNET 2nd Annual Workshop

EU-HYBNET 2nd Annual Workshop #AW

Mark your calendars, because you are cordially invited to the 2nd EU-HYBNET Annual Workshop that will be held on 06 April 2022!

The EU-HYBNET Pan European Network to Counter Hybrid Threats Annual Workshop aims at highlighting the results and findings of the EU-HYBNET project gained during the second project year.

As part of the event, EU-HYBNET is inviting organizations that work with security-related topics to present research and/or innovations which could contribute to countering hybrid threats. EU-HYBNET is interested to hearing about a wide array of issues such as:

* Technological innovations.

* Ideas in organizational change.

* Public policy measures and experiences.

* Solutions to increase security in and resilience of critical infrastructures, cyber domain, local and national government.

* Information and strategic communication systems.


Call for Innovations – Pitches

As part of the Annual Workshop, EU-HYBNET is inviting organizations and projects that work with security-related topics to present research and/or innovations which could contribute to countering hybrid threats. EU-HYBNET is interested in hearing about a wide array of issues such as technological and non-technological innovations and ideas in following areas: 

* Future trends in hybrid threats: detection of the weak signals and vulnerabilities to improve foresight capability in the areas of 

– critical infrastructures and supply chains; 

– resilience of the space domain;  

– public outreach and content accessibility 

* Cyber and Future Technologies: monitor sentiments among populations such as 

– interference practices during crisis; 

– detection of fake content online; 

– disruptive technologies 

* Resilient civilians and local admin: increase trust among government and people  

– training/education of practitioners/citizens;  

– cross-collaboration initiatives between public and private sector; 

– destabilization aspects of democratic governance 

* Information and strategic communication  

– communication techniques targeting specific groups;  

– methodologies for fighting against disinformation;  

– methodologies for reducing impact of disinformation 

Innovations related to hybrid threats but not linked to the topics abovementioned can also be submitted. For the technological solutions we encourage you to submit your application only if your solution has a TRL >7. 

If you are interested in presenting your solution or innovative idea during the 2nd EU-HYBNET Annual Workshop, please fill out the template which you can download here. Each presentation will last a maximum of 10 minutes. Once we have received all inputs, EU-HYBNET will select the 6 most promising innovation to be presented during the workshop. 

Kindly send your innovation by 11 March 2022 COB to the event organizers Rachele Brancaleoni and Monica Bernassola, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore: 

From: 05-04-2022 - To: 05-04-2022

EU-HYBNET 2nd Future Trend Workshop event

EU-HYBNET 2nd Future Trends Workshop #FTW – Democracies on the edge?

The EU-HYBNET consortium will hold its second EU-HYBNET Future Trends Workshop, #FTW, on 5 of April 2022 in Rome and in hybrid format/telco. This workshop will address expected future manifestations of hybrid threats, and their evolving nature coupled with the different points of view that may be expressed as to how current innovations and solutions may or may not apply in tomorrow’s world.

The purpose of the workshop is to support the stakeholders’ everyday work by providing a future outlook for strategic planning and consider consequences of today’s policy choices in long-term.

The second EU-HYBNET Future Trends Workshop’s topic is “Democracies on the edge? Populism, Social networks, and international groups” including following topics:

* Trend 1 – Changing populism: what are the forms of populism? How will populism evolve and will it be a determining political movement in the future?

* Trend 2 – Instrumentalization of social networks: what are current social networks? How will the galaxy of social networks look like in the future? Will information virality models give and deepen social networks’ future harm potential at systemic levels?

* Trend 3 – Constitution of international groups: what narratives and topics unite and create movements transnationally? How this can be used as a tool by outside actors? Are these likely to grow into political force or are they more a disruption?

From: 18-01-2022 - To: 18-01-2022


RDI Days (TCP4)

We are pleased to invite you to the MEDEA and FIRE-IN projects’ Joint Event that will take place virtually on the 18th of January, 2022.

Join an event that will bring together security practitioners and solution providers in the field of managing natural hazards and technological incidents.

The two consortia will present the capability gaps and challenges identified by MEDEA and FIRE-IN experts.

Afterwards, technology providers will be invited to present solutions and ideas aspiring to address and resolve the defined challenges.

The event will conclude with a workshop where solution providers and end users will exchange insights on the solutions and the challenges presented.

To learn more about the FIRE-IN project please visit the website.

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