Innovation for Crisis Management (I4CM) Events

The Innovation for Crisis Management Workshop (I4CM) initiative aims to provide an interactive regional platform organised as a part of the current dialogue on innovation in Crisis Management (CM) over Europe.

The I4CM workshops target local practitioners that have an interest in CM research and that possess indispensable operational knowledge to guide crisis management innovation. The I4CM initiative is very much complementary to the European Commission DG HOME Community of Users (CoU), to which the I4CM and project results will be disseminated at EU level.

Organised in the context of the DRIVER project and under the aegis of the European Commission, the first I4CM event was held in Marseille in May 2015 and its second edition in Berlin, December 2015. Next I4CM will take place in Sweden (Autumn 2016) and in Poland (2017).

I4CM Berlin 2015

The second International Workshop on Innovation for Crisis Management (I4CM) took place on 8th and 9th December 2015 at the Fraunhofer-Forum Berlin. The workshop was part of a series of workshops organised in the framework of the DRIVER project. The first I4CM workshop was held in Marseille on 26 and 27th of May 2015.

The main objective of DRIVER I4CM workshops are to target local practitioners who have an interest in CM research and who possess indispensable operational knowledge to guide crisis management innovation. The I4CM initiative is complementary to the European Commission DG Home´s Community of Users (CoU), where I4CM results will be disseminated at EU level.

The 2nd I4CM workshop was co-hosted by the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis (INT). The event was opened by Prof. Dr. Alfred Gossner, Member of the Executive Board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, andAlbrecht Broemme, President of the THW. After the welcome speeches, an introduction to the DRIVER project was provided by project coordinator Fernando Kraus (ATOS).

I4CM Marseille 2015

A DRIVER Workshop on Innovation for Crisis Management – I4CM (Innovation for Crisis Management) was held on the 26 and 27 May 2015 at the “Villa Méditerranée” in Marseille, France and gathered together more than 120 participants from over 15 countries.

The event aimed to support the comprehensive approach to crisis management (CM) adopted by the project, by involving people from all major CM functions in Europe and beyond. As there are a number of CM communities representing different professional actors (fire fighters, paramedics, police, customs, foreign affairs, authorities, policy makers, etc.), I4CM provided an opportunity to identify, for each community, the nodes and opinion leaders or key representatives and further involve them as contributors to DRIVER.