Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience (DRIVER+)

Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience (DRIVER+)
Led by Stine Bergersen
May 2014 - Apr 2020

​​​​The European project DRIVER gathers the expertise of over 30 organisations who will jointly develop solutions for improved crisis management over a five year ​period.

There are many types of disasters that crisis management (CM) professionals have to deal with today. Hazards change, both for natural and man-made reasons – climate change being a well-known example of the latter. Vulnerabilities change, for reasons ranging from the establishment of settlements in new areas to societal evolution affecting people’s ability to cope with crises. Interconnectedness changes because of increased connectivity in the technical domain, for example the power transmission system, and in the socio-cultural domain as cross-border communities become increasingly important.

DRIVER is a unique multi-national project​​​, working across many sectors, looking to find ways to implement a new approach to improving crisis management in Europe.

DRIVER+ focuses on augmenting rather than replacing existing capabilities, and brings together researchers, develop​ers and practitioners from across Europe. The project has three main objectives: 

  • Develop a pan-European Test-bed for crisis management capability development;
  • Develop a well-balanced comprehensive portfolio of crisis management solutions;
  • Facilitate a shared understanding of crisis management across Europe.


Research Groups

Publications

Report - Other

Bergersen, Stine; & Mareile Kaufmann (2016) DRIVER Deliverable 91.3 Ethical procedures, risks and safeguards, Driving Innovation For Crisis Management For European Resilience (DRIVER). Oslo: PRIO.
Kaufmann, Mareile; & Stine Bergersen (2014) DRIVER Deliverable 93.1 - Identification of opportunities for positive societal impact of CM, Driving Innovation For Crisis Management For European Resilience (DRIVER). Oslo: PRIO.

Projects