On the 10th of February, CEIS organised a workshop entitled "Managing Cascading Effects - The Way Forward" in the DGA Lab premises - the Innovation Lab of the French Ministry of Denfence - in Paris.
About 20 representatives of crisis management organisations stemming from 10 different European countries and international organisations attended the workshop. 8 partner organizations of PREDICT's consortium and 3 members of the project's Advisory Board were also present.
On this occasion, the industrial partners of the consortium presented the latest version of the integrated PREDICT Tool Suite (iPDT) developed during the project. The iPDT provides a solution enabling crisis managers to generate, run and analyze alternative crisis scenarios, identify crucial dependencies between critical infrastructures, and support decision-making. The end-users had the occasion to test the prototype of the iPDT during hands-on sessions.
A representative from the Civil Contingencies Secretariat of the UK Cabinet Office also presented the UK Government's strategic approach to preparing and responding to civil emergencies. The objective of this presentation was to give an overview of Integrated Emergency Management (IEM) in the UK, and to focus on how it improves the capacity of UK's authorities to better plan for cascading effects during a crisis.
This workshop was also the opportunity to present the key lessons learnt from the collaboration between the PREDICT consortium and crisis management practitioners during the project. Indeed, this workshop was the last of a series of 5 workshops which supported the creation and animation of a community of more than 80 external end-users that have been able to follow the progress of PREDICT.
Each presentation led to thorough exchanges with the audience and allowed the PREDICT team to gather valuable inputs on the results of the project. The overall feedback from the participants was very positive.
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