Reaching Out

Effective EU support to a large external crisis requires new approaches. In response to this challenge and to identified user and market needs from previous projects, Reaching Out proposes an innovative multi-disciplinary approach that will optimize the efforts, address a wide spectrum of users and maximize market innovation success. The developed system including tools will be tested in three different situations; Ebola outbreak in West Africa, earthquake in the Jordan Valley and flooding in southeast Asia.

Effective EU support to a large external crisis requires new approaches. In response to this challenge and to identified user
and market needs from previous projects, Reaching Out proposes an innovative multi-disciplinary approach that will optimize
the efforts, address a wide spectrum of users and maximize market innovation success.
 
This approach results in six main objectives: to
1. Develop a Collaborative Framework, with distributed platforms of functional services,
2. Implement a flexible and open “collaborative innovation” process involving users and SMEs, suppliers, operators and research organisations,
3. Develop, upgrade and integrate 78 new connectable and interoperable tools,
4. Conduct 5 large scale demonstrations on the field:
  • health disaster in Africa (Epidemics in Guinea, with strong social and cultural issues),
  • natural disaster in a politically complex region and a desert environment (Earthquake in the Jordan Valley, led jointly by Jordan, Israel and Palestine),
  • three global change disasters in Asia targeted at large evacuation and humanitarian support in Bangladesh (long lasting
  • floods, huge storms and associated epidemics,), EU citizen support and repatriation in Shanghai (floods & storm surge),
  • radiological and industrial disasters impacting EU assets in Taiwan (flash floods, landslides, storm surge and chemical and radiological disasters), supported and co-funded by local authorities,
5. Provide recommendations and evaluations for future legal and policy innovations.
The project will be conducted under the supervision of senior end-users. It will be performed with flexible and proven
procedures by a balanced consortium of users, industry, innovative SMEs, RTO and academia in the EU and the
demonstration regions.
 
The main expected impact is to improve external disaster and crisis management efficiency and cost-benefit and increase
the EU visibility whilst enhancing EU industry competitiveness and enlarging the market.
Reaching Out

Project Info

Project Manager: Tina Comes Birgitte Serrault, Airbus Defence and Space, FR (coordinator)
Researchers: | Mohammad Tafiqur Rahman | Tim A. Majchrzak
Project Period: November 2016 - November 2019
Funding: H2020 Secure Societies
Partners: 27 partners. Airbus Defence and Space, FR (coordinator), University Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, IT, Université Catholique De Louvain, BE; Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland, DE, Atrisc, FR, Istituto Affari Internazionali, IT, LDI INNOVATION OU, ET, MAGEN DAVID ADOM IN ISRAEL, IL, Rinicom, UK, SDIS 2B, FR, UiA, NO, UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, FR, Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, FI, ASTRI POLSKA, PL, BAE Systems, UK, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II, IT, IRSN, FR, MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR, FR, Red Cross International Fededration, LU, ENS DE LYON. FR, AIES, AT, Eureka Comunicazione Telematica srl, IT, STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET, SE, AYUNTAMIENTO DE MADRID, ES, EUROPEAN UNION SATELLITE CENTRE, ES, SELEX ES SPA, IT