PSCE Conference in Bled, Slovenia 12-13 December 2018


  • E2mC Workshop - 11 December


    Are you interested to know more about the use of social media and crowdsourced data to improve disaster response? On 11 December 2018 in Bled, Slovenia, The E2mC consortium is organising a one-day workshop which will gather a wide variety of stakeholders including actors of the crisis management community at large, representatives from the EU space ecosystem as well as research organisations and industrials.

    The event will show the progress and promising results of the E2mC project, namely featuring a technical presentation and demonstration of Copernicus WITNESS, the new component developed by the consortium. By leveraging user-generated data, Copernicus WITNESS has the potential to significantly improve the timeliness and accuracy of geospatial information products provided to civil protection authorities, ultimately resulting in an enhanced response to disasters. The workshop will also feature the presentation of other related projects and initiatives such as I-REACT, SMURBs and VOST.

    Click here  for the workshop agenda.

  • ALPDIRIS Workshop - 13 December (afternoon)

    The ALPDIRIS (Alpine Disaster Relief for Italy and Slovenia) is a DG-ECHO funded project from the prevention and preparedness call 2016.
    The main goal of the project is to improve the cooperation between Slovenian Civil Protection and the Civil Protection of the Friuli, Ventia, Gulia region by
    - Replacing the fax based alerting system with a complete digital solution
    - Improve the exchange of information between teams in the field and the head quarters – even between countries
    - Improve the situational awareness and the search and rescue capabilities with new mobile tools
    - Integrate with existing tools as much as possible
    - Implement a first step of a common information space that can be enhanced with additional countries in a later step – an extension to Austria is already under evaluation
    - Test the new services in several exercises and start the operational use

    The project has successfully implemented the solutions and proved the usefulness in several exercises. In the workshop will be demonstrated how the new solutions improve the capabilities of the Italian and Slovenian rescue services through practical exercises.


    14:00 Introduction (Harold Linke, HITEC)
    • Lessons Learned
     URSZR – Slovenian Civil Protection (Darko Bernik, Mountain Rescue Slovenia)
     PCRFVG – Regional Civil Protection (Simone Marcuzzi, Mountain Rescue FVG)
     CNVVF – Italian Firefighting service (Paolo Muneretto, Operating Room Responsible Command of Venice (Veneto, Italy))
    15:30 coffee break
    15:45 Exercise (Scenario – Uberto Delprato, IES )
     Introduction of scenario
     Execution of scenario
    16:45 Debriefing/Discussion (Harold Linke, HITEC)
    17:00 Closing

  • 5G for Safety Workshop - 14 December

    Are you interested to know more about future 5G enabled public safety services and applications? Join us in an exciting discussion and exchange of practices between R&D, telcos and practitioners. The event will demonstrate the results of the 5G Safety project and discuss the opportunities and traps of 5G in the delivery of the next generation services and applications for 112, operational communications and disaster response and other public safety needs. A number of interesting topics will be discussed, including 5G PPDR practices from the telco perspective, safety, resilience and interoperability of hybrid public 5G networks, novel dispatcher services, usability of 5G 112 apps for citizens, the PEMEA concept, and more.

    Download the workshop programme here!

PSCE Conference - 12&13 December

The PSCE Conference in Bled is organized with the support of the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (ACPDR).

  • Key Themes

    The key themes of the conference are:

    • Practitioners' Training and Education
    • Smart Communications
    • Wildfires: How to be better prepared? Lessons learnt from events in Greece


  • Agenda


  • Poster Session

    Projects and initiatives in Public Safety Communications will have the opportunity to showcase their product and results in a poster area which will last throughout the conference.

    Do you wish to participate? please let us know by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Conference Venue - How to get there? How to get back?

    The conference will take place at Hotel Kompas, situated in the heart of Bled.

    How to get there?

    The KOMPAS Hotel is 35 kms away from Ljubjana National Airport. The trip should cost around 40€ by taxi (beware of scammers).

    Aéroport Jože Pučnik de Ljubljana à Hotel Kompas Google nbspMaps

    Shuttle cars from the hotel to the airport are available at a reduced rate. Pre-book your shuttles now by calling Hotel Kompas at +386 (0) 4 620 51 18 or send an email to Ms Ana Kajin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The price for the shuttle is:
    Shuttle (1-3 seats) = 50€
    Shuttle (4-8 seats) = 75€


  • Hotel reservations

    Hotel Kompas, Bled

    Conference attendees receive a special price on rooms: 97€ for a standard double room (VAT incl)  per night including buffet breakfast and all service charges. Click here to download the hotel brochure and here for the hotel registration form.


  • Social Event

     Social Diner at Villa Preseren

    The Vila Prešeren restaurant lies under the castle cliffs right on the shore of Lake Bled. The ground floor of Vila Prešeren houses a trendy café and restaurant, which delights guests with a rich selection of fragrant coffees, mouth-watering desserts, selected dishes and top-quality wines.

  • Conference Prices

    PSCE Individual Members: 360€*

    PSCE Institutioanl Members: 320€*

    Non-Members: 400€*

    A detailed overview of sponsorship options is available here.

    *VAT excl.

  • Sponsors

    NEC Corporation 

    NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. The NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the security, safety, efficiency and fairness of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, visit NEC at


    Motorola Solutions

      Motorola logo

    Motorola Solutions is a global communications leader powered by a passion to invent and an unceasing commitment to advance the way the world connects. Motorola communication solutions allow people, businesses and governments to be more connected and more mobile. For more information about the company and their innovations, please visit http:

     Airbus D&S

    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.

    More information is available at:


    Logo Iskratel 

    Iskratel, d.o.o., Kranj is a leading European provider of complete solutions with its own R&D and manufacturing centre, and the local presence in over 30 countries. Headquartered in Kranj, Slovenia, Iskratel leverages its ICT expertise in delivering integrated solutions across telco, transport, public safety and energy industries. The engineers and experts have spent years developing innovative technology, software solutions, and services that help telco operators turn their business models into modern service-oriented monetization. We continue our work with providing advanced technology and software solutions that help vertical sectors to their most promised digital transformation.
    In the last years Iskratel’s growth in the corporate segment has based on niches and competences in the following domains:
    1. Operational communications for selected verticals (transport, energy)
    2. Complete solutions for Public Safety including System 112, eCall service and a consolidation of various public safety sub-systems into a comprehensive Safe City Solution.

     More information is available at:

    Telekom Slovenije



    Telekom Slovenije is a comprehensive communications service provider in Slovenia. It is recognised as the leader in the introduction and connection of new generations of mobile and fixed communication services, system integration and cloud computing services and multimedia content.