RESIST partners and SAFE – project coordinator and partner responsible for Management and Communication – are thrilled to share with you the launch of the new RESIST Project website.
The 24 months lasting EU funded project RESIST, REsilience Support for critical Infrastructures through Standardised Training on CBRN, finds its reason of being in the growing need to increase the preparedness and response of public/private operators of CIs and first responders in addressing (jointly) CBRN events at CIs (Critical Infrastructures) – so as to either achieve a controlled shutdown or maintain the facility operational, yet safe.
As such, the CBRN capacity building programme RESIST, not solely aims to create (within project lifetime) the first 10 “CBRN Intervention Groups”, composed by public and private operators from Critical Infrastructures – trained, equipped and certified to operate in contaminated environments – but will also promote the “CBRN Resilience Label” certification, valid at EU level and open to private and public operators of CIs Europe-wide.
To achieve such ends, and safeguard both the well-being of EU citizens and the economic interests of EU Member States, RESIST will focus on achieving the following specific objectives:
- Agree on an updated operational categorisation of CBRN events, functional for the definition of training modules
- Agree on standardised training curricula and equipment intervention kit for public and private operators of Critical Infrastructures
- Transfer CBRN competencies to public and private operators of 10 public and private Critical Infrastructures for effective response and interaction with first responders in case of CBRN events
- Propose the EU wide recognition of the “CBRN Resilience Label” certification to CEN, CENELEC and EU relevant institutions.
Therefore, if Italian and Romanian operators and Critical Infrastructures will benefit from the RESIST project, the proposal of a CBRN resilience label, and the involvement of other CIs beyond Italy and Romania, will most definitely contribute to increase and widen the number of stakeholders, as well as that of beneficiaries, Europe-wide.
As such, RESIST approach to CBRN risk mitigation at EU Critical Infrastructures will pave the way to a new modality of coordinated work amongst Member States while supporting the harmonisation of CBRN education and training for public and private operators of CIs across European countries.
For more info visit our website at www.project-resist.eu or head over to our Twitter Account @resist_project!!
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