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SAFE, Security and Freedom for Europe, is a no-profit association specialised in the design and implementation of EU-funded projects in the area of security, defence, peace, stability and fundamental rights – with a special focus on CBRNe risk mitigation at European and non-European level. Amongst the services it provides feature, the provision of specialised training and equipment, top-level policy advice, technical competence from experienced practitioners, effective project management and innovative monitoring and evaluation. SAFE is the leading partner of the RESIST project and is responsible for the coordination of project activities and technical inputs from partners.
Mrs. Silvia D’Adda, Project Director
The Institute for International Affairs (IAI), is an Italian think-tank performing policy analysis in EU security/defence and seeking to promote an understanding of international issues in foreign politics, economics as well as security through studies, research, conferences, lectures and publications. IAI is also the coordinator of the Italian Cluster P3, a network involving institutional and industrial actors, along with the scientific community, for the preparation, prevention and protection of the environment and the population from CBRN risks (ENEA, SAFE, the NBC School and UNITOV are also members). Within the RESIST project, IAI is tasked with the coordination of policy research on CBRNe events and their categorization, and communication activities targeting other CBRN networks as well as the general public.
Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) is the Italian reference institution for advanced technologies and radiation protection. Its focus sectors include energy technologies (renewable sources, energy storage, smart grids), nuclear fusion and nuclear safety, energy efficiency and climate change. Within the RESIST project, ENEA deployes specialised trainers in biological, radiological and nuclear risks for Critical Infrastructures and is tasked with promoting the CBRN resilience label at EU level. ENEA’s center for nuclear research (Casaccia facility) is one of the pilot Critical Infrastructures identified by the RESIST pilot project.
The Italian fire brigade NBC pole act as a specialised unit, responsible for the management of complex interventions involving conventional and unconventional hazardous substances. Within the RESIST project, the Italian fire brigade is tasked with deploying specialised training experts and coordinating the real-life exercises taking place at the pilot Critical Infrastructures – in line with its role as first responder at national level.
Established in 1982, the University of Rome Tor Vergata is the leading EU University in CBRN research and training, has NATO selected status, and is an affiliate of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the Italian Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Interior. Amongst the programs offered through its six schools, UNITOV features a 1st and 2nd level International Master’s degree in protection against CBRN events aimed at preparing highly specialised first responders and advisors to decision-makers (www.mastercbrn.com, www.qepresearch.it). Within the RESIST project, UNITOV is responsible for performing a training needs assessment to best define and validate the standardised training curricula for operators and incident commanders of the pilot Critical Infrastructures.
The Joint Defence NBC School is a specialized armed force CBRN training pole recognized by the Government to issue CBRN certifications and participating in NATO CBRN working groups. Within the RESIST project, the Joint NBC School is tasked with coordinating training activities (taking place at its training facility in Rieti) and coordinating with first responders in relation to the real-life exercises.
PROECO is a Romanian association comprising 14 public and private bodies supporting the development of a common CBRNe framework in Romania for research, innovation, technology transfer and education. Within RESIST project PROECO is tasked with facilitating involvement of Romanian Critical Infrastructures, supporting the coordination of trainings, supervising real-life exercises in Romanian CIs and networking with other projects.
PILOT CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES
Operators and Incident Commanders from the following pilot CIs will receive cost-free CBRNe training (provided by the NBC school of Rieti) and basic equipment. To guarantee the correct use of the equipment and the effective maintenance of the facility, a real-life exercise will be carried out within each one of the pilot Critical Infrastructures identified by the RESIST project.