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Platform for European Medical Support during major emergencies

Objective

In Europe, one of the core emergency response services to deadly threats such as pandemic disease and major terrorism attacks is the European Health Services (EHS). The EHS comprise key stakeholders that include hospitals, community health services, pre-hospital emergency care services, medical suppliers, rescue services, health related voluntary services and others. It is crucial to the EHS that it remains in an excellent state of preparedness supported by first-class planning and decision support tools. Moreover, in the response phase, EHS need consistent, coordinated and standardised advanced support methods and tools providing support in critical tasks like e.g. early threat detection, common operational picture, creation of surge capacity etc. Finally, at a pan European level, EHS also need an interoperable framework with the ability to provide a coordinated European response to any major medical incident.

PULSE aims to meet these challenges.

The project will begin by a) comprehensively studying the procedures, processes and training requirements in current operation at the EHS using the support of end users available to the project. It will then b):

• Develop standard and consistent response procedures and processes;
• Provide tools to support decision making in both preparedness and response phases;
• Provide a Framework that ensures decision makers have access to timely key data, planning and decision support tools and to international best practice and lessons learnt;
• Present innovative training techniques to improve personnel response training;
• Develop an ‘emergency app’ for smart phones that will allow users fast and flexible access to emergency resource availability information;

The primary benefit will:
• Reduce administration, bureaucracy and ensure better use of resources;
The project will:
• Build on research results from previous EU projects which have developed usable analysis of societal and political criteria and their relevance to security measures
-Capture and assess lessons learnt.

The PULSE framework solution can be validated by two pilot scenarios based on multiple exercises and demonstrations: a) a biological attack in Italy and b) a major stadium 'crush' at a Dublin concert. Both will involve cross corder support from neighbouring countries

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/political science/public administration/bureaucracy

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

SKYTEK LIMITED
Address
32 Lower Leeson Street
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 865 525
Administrative Contact
Sarah Bourke (Dr.)

Participants (8)

TRILATERAL RESEARCH & CONSULTING LLP

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Hammersmith Road 72 Crown House
W14 8TH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Wright (Mr.)
CESS GMBH CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN SECURITY STRATEGIES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 301 280
Address
Grunwalder Strasse 155A
81545 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Reinhardt Hutter (Mr.)
ONEST SOLUTIONS SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 108 760
Address
Strada Simion Mandrescu 22
077190 Voluntari Ilfov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Viorel Petcu (Mr.)
TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 103 200
Address
One Knightsbridge Green Office 5.12, 5Th Floor
SW1X 7QA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Wright (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 744 600
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Filippo Elvino Leone (Dr.)
SELEX ES SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 338 366,19
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Ambrosetti (Mr.)
HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE HSE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 75 375
Address
Limetree Avenue 2Nd Flo Oak House
Naas
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Daly (Mr.)
LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 252 833,81
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Ambrosetti (Mr.)