driver+ visual

DRIVER+ project - Represented by Mr Dr Marcel van Berlo

Nominated by DIN
May 2014 – April 2020


DRIVER+ (Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience) is a project funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, whose main aim is to cope with current and future challenges due to increasingly severe consequences of natural disasters and terrorist threats, by the development and uptake of innovative solutions that are addressing the operational needs of practitioners dealing with Crisis Management.

To achieve its overarching objective, DRIVER+ delivered:

  • A pan-European Test-bed for Crisis Management capability development enabling practitioners to create a space in which stakeholders can collaborate in testing and evaluating new products, tools, processes or organisational solutions.
  • A Portfolio of Solutions (PoS) in the form of a database-driven website that aims at documenting all DRIVER+ solutions. These will be tested via trials during the project lifetime. Ultimately, the PoS will be opened up to any external organisations willing to share data and experiences of solutions
  • A shared understanding in Crisis Management across Europe, through the enhancement of the cooperation framework
  • The following CWAs are based on the results of DRIVER+:

  • CWA 17335:2018 Terminologies in crisis and disaster management
  • CWA 17513:2020 Crisis and disaster management - Semantic and syntactic interoperability
  • CWA 17514:2020 Systematic assessment of innovative solutions for crisis management — Trial guidance methodology
  • CWA 17515:2020 Building a common simulation space