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Innovative Cluster for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies

Project description

European network for nuclear safety

Radiological and nuclear (RN) threats are more real than ever and they know no borders. Safety in this field requires a wide collaboration of many actors. In Europe, the EU-funded INCLUDING project will build a dynamic cluster of 15 partners from 10 EU Member States acting in the INCLUDING Federation. An advanced web platform will shape a map of cooperation between governmental, security and medical institutions, industrial services and others. Partners will provide multidisciplinary knowledge, research, new technologies and infrastructure. Procedures will be formed for joint actions: field exercises, training and simulations. The project will be a base for a modern flexible network for better security in the RN field in Europe.

Objective

INCLUDING connects 15 Partners from 10 EU Member States (MS), bringing together infrastructure, equipment and experts coming from Medical Organizations, Fire Corps, Government Department, Municipalities, Law Enforcement Agencies, Ministries, Governmental and Civilian Research Institutes and Industries operating in the field of radiological and nuclear emergencies. Far from being a simple aggregation of entities separated geographically and with complementary expertise, INCLUDING pursues to develop a Federation in which individual Members will cooperate together to provide a common framework to standardize access to their respective facilities, enhance interoperability and to allow a more intensive use of expensive equipment. The operative tool to manage the Federation will be a web-based platform with a sophisticated architecture and whose functionality has been proven in a previous EU project. At the same time the project aims to enhance practical know-how and to boost a European sustainable training and development framework for practitioners in the Radiological and Nuclear Security sector.
The INCLUDING project will be flexible in order to include new facilities and innovation in technology, organizations and procedures. The plurality of facilities and expertise in the INCLUDING Federation reflects the complex and intertwined structure of the prevention and response phases of RN threats and will provide to the practitioners a set of real or emulated scenarios where to test concept of operations in a controlled environment.
The Joint Actions will be the focal points of the project. They are multidisciplinary field exercises, tabletop exercises, training, serious gaming and simulation organized at their premises by the project partners and with the objective of demonstrating the added value of the Federated scheme and of the use of an innovative tool like the INCLUDING web based Platform to manage a pan European network of training facilities and resources.

Call for proposal

H2020-SU-SEC-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SU-SEC-2018

Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Net EU contribution
€ 599 837,76
Address
LUNGOTEVERE GRANDE AMMIRAGLIO THAON DI REVEL 76
00196 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 599 837,76

Participants (15)