22 Jul NO-FEAR featured in European Commission CBRN newsletter
The European Commission featured the NO-FEAR project in its July 2020 newsletter on Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense (CBRN). The newsletter is “aimed at keeping the research community abreast of first responders’ needs in responding to CBRN incidents.”
The article “Bless this house” discusses European projects and networks of “research organisations, industry, first responders and a wide range of agencies” concerned with CBRN response, including NO-FEAR, ENCIRCLE, eNOTICE, Stair4Security, INCLUDING, COSMIC, and TERRIFFIC. Monica Linty is a member of the NO-FEAR coordination team and CRIMEDIM Project Manager at the University of Eastern Piedmont. In the piece she discusses how the NO-FEAR project (comprised of 18 partner organizations) was formed to improve coordination among medical and emergency response practitioners, suppliers, researchers and policy-makers – in her words, “sharing knowledge, experience, necessities and solutions, to overcome the current state of fragmentation.”
Monica is quoted: “Often, the vast body of knowledge and experience in [emergency response] is scattered and not shared efficiently. Also up to date knowledge about new products and innovation is not well disseminated among stakeholders, and at the same time suppliers are unaware of practitioners’ specific needs. The main challenge for our project is to create systemic cooperation within the network to try filling the gaps with better and affordable solutions needed to respond to these new threats.” The newsletter also discusses COVID-19 responses, the 2020 EU Terrorism and Situation and Trend Report, the EU Health Security Committee, and CBRN incidents recently in the news.
A PDF of the newsletter is available here.