Agreement of Liaison between DRIVER and CEN/TC 391

Agreement of Liaison between DRIVER and CEN/TC 391

One of the objectives of DRIVER is to use the results of the project to develop new standards in the field of crisis management or to use them as input to already existing relevant standardization activities. Therefore DRIVER has requested and now successfully established a liaison with CEN/TC 391 Societal and Citizen Security, a technical committee of CEN the European Committee for Standardization.

The main objective of CEN/TC 391 is to elaborate European standards or standard-like documents (such as guidelines, best practices, or recommendations) in the field of societal and citizen security including aspects of prevention, response, mitigation, continuity and recovery before, during and after a destabilising or disruptive event. Within the liaison DRIVER will mainly exchange with the Working Group 3 responsible for crisis management and civil protection.

To sum up, the collaboration between DRIVER and this committee supports the standardization activities in DRIVER and brings key persons together who are involved in European crisis management. Consequently, representatives of DRIVER are planning to participate at the next CEN/TC 391 meeting on the 5th and 6th of November 2015 in Dublin.