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PReparedness against CBRNE threats through cOmmon Approaches between security praCTItioners and the VulnerablE civil society

Project description

Innovative proposals for CBRN defence measures

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) risks represent a major concern for the EU. The role of professionals can be reinforced by preparation and civil society engagement. The EU-funded PROACTIVE project will evaluate the response of security professionals such as law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to the demands of civil society comprising vulnerable citizens. The estimation of the effectiveness of existing procedures will lead to innovative proposals for policymakers and security professionals and will support the EU Action Plan for CBRN threats. The project aims to create innovative tools, including an information platform for LEA use and a mobile app tailored to meet the needs of vulnerable groups.


In line with the EU Action Plan to enhance preparedness against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) security risks and the overall Security Union approach to fight crime and terrorism, PROACTIVE aims to enhance societal CBRN preparedness by increasing Practitioner effectiveness in managing large, diverse groups of people in a CBRN environment.

This will be achieved by testing common approaches between European Practitioners such as Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and First Responders. These will be evaluated and validated against the requirements of civil society, including vulnerable groups of citizens reflected in the European Security Model. A Practitioner Stakeholder Advisory Board and a Civil Society Advisory Board will extend the representation of both sides in several surveys, focus-groups, workshops and field exercises. A benchmark study between LEAs will identify common approaches in assessing CBRN threats and the protocols and tools used to help citizens. Liaising with the eNOTICE H2020 project, three joint exercises will include role play volunteers recruited by PROACTIVE. They will evaluate the acceptability and usability of existing procedures and test new tools developed within PROACTIVE to provide innovative recommendations for Policy-makers and safety and security Practitioners.

PROACTIVE will result in toolkits for CBRN Practitioners and for civil society organisations. The toolkit for Practitioners will include a web collaborative platform with database scenarios for communication and exchange of best practice among LEAs as well as an innovative response tool in the form of a mobile app. The toolkit for the civil society will include a mobile app adapted to various vulnerable citizen categories and pre-incident public information material. These will provide valuable inputs to the EUROPOL initiative to develop a knowledge hub for CBRN activities and help consolidate the EU Action Plan to enhance preparedness for CBRN threats.

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Net EU contribution
€ 929 937,50
75015 Paris

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€ 929 937,50

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