The project will improve the preparedness and resilience of EU member states and associated countries from an attack by a terrorist group using non-conventional weapons, specifically an attack with CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and/or Nuclear) materials. Considering that the existing situation is characterized by a fragmented structure in terms of technology, procedures, methods and organization on a national and EU-level, PRACTICE will develop a new toolbox focusing on:
These response capabilities are to a great extent universal in character and independent of national organizational structures. The concept and toolbox will therefore provide EU and member states with a flexible and integrated system for coordinated response to CBRN terrorist attacks, easily adaptable to various national organizations and regulations. Particular attention will be given to integration and understanding of human factors and societal aspects. The final concept, toolbox and subsystems will be tested and validated. PRACTICE started on May 1st 2011 and will run for 42 months. The consortium consists of a mixture of SMEs, international and national organisations and research and education institutes.The research leading to the results of PRACTICE has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 261728.
The PRACTICE website is online and can be found at www.practice-fp7-security.eu/
D2.1Scenario template, existing CBRN scenarios and historical incidents
D2.2Reference set of CBRN scenarios
D2.3ACritical event parameters