European Commission's new measures to better protect EU citizens

As announced by President Juncker in his 2017 State of the Union Address, the Commission presented on October 18th a set of operational and practical measures to better defend EU citizens against terrorist threats and deliver a Europe that protects. The measures aim to address vulnerabilities exposed by recent attacks and will support Member States in protecting public spaces and help deprive terrorists of the means to act. The Commission is also proposing to further strengthen the EU's external action on counter-terrorism — including through Europol — and is recommending the EU open negotiations on a revised Passenger Name Record agreement with Canada.

PSCE and BroadMap presented at PSRG Meeting in Copenhagen

Manfred Blaha had the opportunity to present the BroadMap project and introduce the plan for the PSCE-led proposal to the European Commissions SEC-04-DRS2017 call, purchasing innovative Broadband solutions and pilot systems for Europe's Public Safety Organisations to the "Public Safety Radiocommunications Group" meeting in Copenhagen.

file1 1file1 1file1 1

PSCE presented @ latest 3GPP PCG meeting in Viena

Manfred Blaha and David Lund presented the activities of PSCE at the occasion of the latest 3GPP Project Coordination Group (PCG) meeting in Vienna on 28 September. The PCG is the highest decision making body in 3GPP, it meets formally every six months to carry out the final adoption of 3GPP Technical Specification Group work items, to ratify election results and the resources committed to 3GPP. It was an outstanding opportunity to reflect on the wok done across projects in which PSCE has been or is currently involved in front of a global audience of experts.

 The presentation is available here.



Relaunch of DRIVER project, welcome DRIVER+!

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.