New PSCE White Paper - PPDR Apps

We are delighted to announce that our latest White Paper on PPDR Apps is now available.

The mobile Application (Apps) ecosystem is one of the fastest growing markets in Europe and is considered an essential element within the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy, which is primarily focused on providing a better access to goods and services across Europe. Therefore, a review of the role that Apps could play with relation to PPDR operations is long overdue. While the prospective users of PPDR Apps could be anticipated to most likely revolve around the citizen, rather than PPDR end-users, public safety organisations are nonetheless increasingly faced with requirements and offers for Apps to function with the smart-devices and terminals of the future PPDR broadband radio systems. Eventually, these new Apps should contribute to improve PPDR communications from all perspectives  (from citizen to PPDR-organisation, between PPDR-organisations and from PPDR-organisations to citizens) and ultimately save the lives of EU citizens.

The White Paper is available in full here.

Standardization Workshop 3 May 2017

We are delighted to announce that we will be organizing a workshop on standardization to take place in the premises of the German Red Cross in Munich on 03 May 2017. 

Based on our last cluster event held on 28 February in Brussels at which were presented different approaches to the realization of a Common Information Space, it appeared clearly that there is a lot to be learned from the exchange of good practices as well as from projects individual experiences. Some projects have ended or are close to the end, therefore it would be beneficial for everyone to reflect on the work that has been done in order to better prepare for the future.

The workshop will be focused on standardization and more specifically, on the capacity of EU projects to generate standards. It will be emphasized that research projects have to put more efforts on standardization activities in order to bring innovation adapted to the fast-changing market. Current available solutions will be addressed.

 EU projects will discuss their personal experience with standardization bodies and explain the outcomes of their work while industrials, researchers, European bodies and national authorities will have the opportunity to exchange their point of views and discuss future perspectives.

If you wish to attend, please let us know via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to welcoming you at the workshop!

Click here to download the preliminary agenda as well as the venue details.

The Success Story of BroadMap: First Step towards Interoperable Radio Communication Systems for Public Safety and Security in Europe

The EU flagship project BroadMap is coming to an end now. The one-year project, which started back in May 2016, has gathered Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) organisations from 15 European countries (Member States and associated countries) to work together to establish a common roadmap for future evolution of EU PPDR radio communications.

New paper on Cyber Security in Wireless Communications.

In this paper, David LUND (PSCE) addresses the issue of cybersecurity in wireless communications.

In an increasingly interconnected world, the benefits of wireless communications are numerous. Yet, because the information conveyed may be valuable, wireless communications have become attractive to attackers, and vulnerable when carried over poorly implemented or configured wireless systems.