D81.1 - SP8 work plan
This deliverable sets out the work plan of the partners involved in SP8 of the DRIVER project. SP8 is examining the capabilities, organisations, policies and legislation involved in or applicable to crisis management activities in the European Union. SP8 activities include analysing the crisis management architecture ofthe EU member states, several of its neighbours, the EU itself and where relevant the UN. SP8 is also focusing on the standardisation of crisis management procedures to date and the development of a standardisation strategy. Further, it develops an economic model to support the sustainability of the DRIVER Test-bed and to exploit the DRIVER Portfolio of Tools. It will also be creating a repository of relevant liaison partners. The purpose of SP8 is to provide the DRIVER project with high-level analysis of the existing crisis management ecosystem, with particular regard to the operational, legal and commercial environmentin which the DRIVER experiments will take place. This report explains the preliminary scoping activities that have been undertaken thus far in order to plan the research, analysis and related activities in SP8, in consultation with the other DRIVER SPs. The report contains specific work plans for each of the five SP8 workpackages (WPs). The work plans cover, inter alia, the methodology, and timing of each WP, and include a full breakdown of the activities underpinning each SP8 deliverable. While the plans closely reflect the work envisaged in the DoW, several modifications have been made in order to streamline and coordinate the various information gathering efforts and allow more meaningful reflection of the operational and legal considerations applicable to the other DRIVER SPs later on in the project. This decision was taken because for many of the participants it is too early to tell precisely what information will be needed or relevant at this stage of this project.
Centre for Security and Defence Management, Institute of Information and Communications Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences