Activities

OVERVIEW OF PAST PROJECTS

Recent Activities

Technical and support services in the field of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Security (Framework Service Contract No.: HOME/2014/ISFP/PR/CBRN/0025 – Lot 1)
Main objectives of the contract is to provide technical and support consultancy services to the DG HOME ~ European Commission on the CBRN–E related security matters, thereby directly supporting the development and implementation of the EC’s CBRN-E agenda and related polices and activities under the EU new approach to the detection and mitigation of CBRN-E risks. The aim of the project is to contribute to the development of key EU policies by analysing the nature and evolution of CBRN-E issues, gather and aggregate relevant information on CBRN-E security matters. Furthermore, the aim is to support the EC in organizing events with focus on CBRN-E security, as well as to establish and implement comprehensive dissemination of information to the two stakeholders and the wide EU public. Already implemented or ongoing tasks: Request 1 – Brief contents: ammonium nitrate below 16%; Request 2 – Work (surveys and related works) related to the implementation of Regulation 98/2013; Req. 3 – Brief overview of security of radioactive sources in medical facilities in the European Union. Currently being implemented.

  • Req. 6 – Soft target attack exercise and a brief instruction including basic guidance materials and recommendations on soft target protection • Req. 7 – Gap analysis of detection of CBRN terrorist threats, and organization of cross-border exercise.

 

CBRN CoE PROJECT P44 – Strengthening CBRN first response capabilities and regional cooperation in South-East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Southern Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia), Moldova, and Ukraine.
The overall objective of the project is to enhance response capabilities and promote inter-agency and regional cooperation in CBRN first response in the two sub-regions (Western Balkan region, Black Sea region) The specific objective for the two sub-regions is to improve the preparedness and response capabilities in the participating countries to CBRN incidents by enhancing the capabilities to organise and execute table-top and field exercises, as well as train-the-trainer courses both at national and sub-regional level.

TARGET – Training Augmented Reality Generalised Environment Toolkit (H2020 Project)
TARGET will deliver a pan-European serious gaming platform featuring new tools, techniques and content for training and assessing skills and competencies of SCA (Security Critical Agents: counterterrorism units, border guards, first responders (police, firefighters, ambulance services civil security agencies, critical infrastructure operators). Mixed-reality experiences will immerse trainees into task, tactical and strategic command levels with scenarios such as tactical firearms events, property protection, mass demonstrations, cyber-attacks and CBRN incidents. Trainees will use real/training weaponry, radio equipment, command & control software, decision support tools, real command centres, and vehicles. Social and ethical content will be pervasive. Unavailable real-source information will be substituted by AVR (Augmented/Virtual Reality) – multimedia, synthetic role players). Near-real, all-encompassing and non-linear experiences will enable high degrees of dynamics and variability.
MTIC Frauds STOP II – MTIC Frauds Investigation and LEA´s cooperation improving
The project MTIC Frauds STOP II. – MTIC Frauds Investigation and LEA´s cooperation improving funded by Europol and European Commission dealt with the reduction of the level of serious and organised crime affecting the European community and its interests. Main project objective was straightening existing international cooperation among the LEAs and reinforce the investigation capacities in the fight against most sophisticated MTIC offences/frauds.
Euromed Police IV (ENI/2015/262-126)
The overall objective of the Euromed Police IV project is to increase citizens’ security across the Euro-Mediterranean area through the strengthening of cooperation on security issues between the Southern Mediterranean partner countries, as well as between these countries and the EU Member States. It builds on the achievements of the previous phase of the project Euromed Police III. ISEM Institute as a member of the consortium implements the project EUROMED POLICE IV. The leader of the project is CIVI.POL (France). Other main members of the consortium are DCI (France), GIZ (Germany), FIIAPP (Spain), and Italian Ministry of Interior. The Euromed Police project is one of the two components of a broader programme that also encompasses cooperation in the justice area with the South Partnership countries; the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Israel, the Kingdom of Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Palestinian Authority and the Republic of Tunisia.
CBRN CoE PROJECT P55 – Strengthening cross-border capacity for control and detection of CBRN substances in North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia) and the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauretania, Niger).
The overall objectives of the project are to standardize Legislative texts relating to CBRN security according to international standards on a regional way, and create a regional momentum to consider border security in a harmonised way. All with regards to an environment where circulation of goods and people is constantly increasing, and the risk posed by global threats in the CBRN field is growing as well. Security threats in the Sahel/Sahara are regional and cross-border by nature.
CBRN CoE PROJECT P57 – Strengthening crime scene forensics capabilities in investigating CBRN incidents in the South East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Southern Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia), Moldova and Ukraine.
While countries in the region possess traditional forensics capabilities for investigation and preparation of court cases, it was highlighted that there is an insufficient amount of knowledge and equipment to carry out traditional forensics works in a CBRN environment, namely in the aftermath of an incident involving CBRN materials. The overall objectives of the project are to strengthen the existing traditional forensic capabilities in investigating CBRN incidents among police experts; develop a training system for forensic investigation in CBRN-related cases and foster the establishment of networks of CBRN and forensics-related institutions and networks of forensics experts dealing with CBRN-related investigations at the sub-regional level.
CBRN CoE PROJECT P61 – Sound management of chemicals and their associated wastes in South-East Asia (SEACHEM)
The overall objective of the project is to achieve enhanced chemical safety and security in the region, taking the country-specific baseline situation into account. The purpose of this regional project is to address outstanding chemical safety and security issues in areas of legislation/regulation, prevention, detection, preparedness and response. The project is going to address not only the sound management of chemicals and their wastes, but also take emerging chemical issues as well as whole CBRN threats into account. Target countries are: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.
CBRN CoE Project P67 – “Strengthening CBRN Waste Management Capabilities in South-East and Eastern European Countries”
The overall long-term objective of the project is to strengthen and harmonize regulatory framework of CBRN Waste Management  (WM) capabilities in the SEEE region the partner countries in order to ensure qualified regulations, inventory of hazardous CBRN sources and waste, safe and secure collection, transportation, separation, processing, storage, and disposal of hazardous CBRN waste, originated  by local industries, historical industrial sites, agriculture, mining, warehouses, laboratories, health care system, former military installation, former and illegal waste dumping sites and inadequate waste disposal facilities and sites.

The purpose of this regional project is to support the long-term objectives of the governments of the concerned partner countries which are the sustainable development the management of their hazardous CBRN waste materials resources and contaminated environment, the safe and secure handling, transportation and disposal of CBRN waste in the industry and in the public domain.

ILEAnet – Innovation by Law Enforcement Agencies networking (H2020 project)
The ILEAnet project sets up and develops a sustainable network of Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) practitioner organisations from all over Europe. The mission of this network is to stimulate LEA capabilities to influence, develop and take up research, development and innovation (RDI) that is useful and usable for LEAs, and thereby help them to tackle the major challenges they face. The network is organised around ILEAnet National Contacts (INCs) who is in charge of federating the respective networks of practitioners, policy makers, academics, industrial players and other RDI stakeholders in their respective countries. ILEAnet also operates as a community of people with a common interest in exchanging and collaborating with respect to LEA challenges and needs and LEA-centred RDI. Whilst the organisational ILEAnet Network is focused – “top-down” – on specific challenges, the ILEAnet Community of people contributes “bottom-up” ideas to produce innovative approaches to face newly arising challenges.
DAREnet – DAnube river region Resillience Exchange network (H2020 project)
The DAREnet project is to support flood management practitioners across the EU Danube River region and from different disciplines to deepen and broaden their Research, Development and Innovation related collaboration (=RDI). DAREnet builds a multi-disciplinary community of practitioners, operating in a network of civil protection organisations, and supported by a broad range of stakeholders from policy, industry and research. Together they build a trans-national and interdisciplinary ecosystem to foster synergies, innovation and its uptake.
Support for European Union action in the field of CBRN security managers education
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) terrorisms are currently four new risks. CBRN threats has evoked an urgent need to undertake numerous actions to prevent and combat terrorism. The aim of the project is to create CBRN-E postgraduate studies.
HOME/2017ÆSFP/PN/EUNA/0055 – Technical and operational tasks related to the Parallel and Coordinated Exercise (PACE)
Implementation of EU/NATO secret PACE exercise (hybrid threats)
TERRIFFIC – Tools for Early Effective Reconnaissance of CBRNe Incidents providing First responders Faster Information and enabling better management of the Control zone.
The TERRIFFIC project will deliver a step change in the effectiveness of first responders during the first hours of a Radiological, Nuclear, or explosive incident. It will lead to reduced response time, less health and safety risks for the response team, and less human intervention in the operation due to a higher number of automated processes and extended mobile detection capabilities. TERRIFFIC will enrich the European response to RNe events by a set of modular technology components in a comprehensive system, including new detectors, algorithms, drones, robots, dispersion models, information management software and decision support systems. Advanced mixed-reality technology will be leveraged to provide first responders with ad-hoc available and continuously updated information during operations.   Special attention will be given to standardisation in order to optimise the integration with future and already applied solutions.
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