D3.1 Contact list of the end‐user community
This document describes the process of establishing the End‐UserCommunity - one of the three stakeholder communities in ResiStand: the Standards Advisory Group (SAG), the Supplier Community (SUC), and the End‐User Community (E‐UC). The E‐UC encompasses practitioners in the field of disaster management and resilience, who already benefit from standardisation, or who might benefit from standardisation in the future. The E‐UC serves as a basis to identify and collect individual end‐user (or practitioner) needs regarding standardisation in follow‐up working processes (Tasks 3.2 and 3.3), and later on, to consolidate an evaluation of the potential of standards (Task 5.1). Until the end of the ResiStand project the E‐UC will be maintained centrally (Task 7.1) and will be kept open for new members to subscribe. End‐users on international, EU, and national level, including different types of authorities, have been identified and invited to join the E‐UC. Also selected FP7 and H2020 projects have been invited to represent their project in the EUC. Until October 21st, 2016, the number of E‐UC members was 39 from 37 different organisations, and it is still increasing. The structure of invited contacts as well as of the actual E‐UC members has been analysed in terms of country, organisation type (described both generic and detailed), and the governmental level. The geographical distribution of E‐UC members seems to be balanced, they come from seventeen EU Member States, three non EU Member States and from two European wide and two worldwide operating organisations. Most of the subscribed end‐user organisations from countries operate at national level. At generic level all types of organisations (governmental, non‐governmental, research/academia and industry/SMEs) are represented in the E‐UC. At detailed level not all discriminated types of organisations are represented yet. In the operational field of disaster resilience and crisis management, currently, Emergency Health Care and Fire‐brigade are best represented.