Agenda EFRIM 4

Dear Sir, Madam,

The 4th European First Innovation Managers meeting will take place on February 23rd and 24th in Manchester, United Kingdom. Please find below the agenda for this workshop.

Hope to welcome you at this EFRIM meeting in Manchester.

Kind regards
Carl Daniels
EFRIM team & JESIP team

Please note this is a first responder only meeting.

Agenda day 1 February 23rd 2016
 Time Presentation
 12:00 – 12:30 Arrival, registration and lunch
 12:30 – 12:40 Welcome Carl Daniels, Deputy Senior Responsible Officer of JESIP
 12:40 – 12:50 Introduction to the EFRIM platform, Peter Duin, Researcher Dutch National Police
How do we respond to Floods and what innovations have there been?
 12:50 – 13:20 German approach by Ansgar Stening, Head of Resource Planning, Joint Operations, Civil protection and research, Rescue Department Gelsenkirchen
 13:20 – 13:50 English approach by Dave Winchester, Head of Contingency Planning– North West Ambulance Service
 13:50 – 14:20 Dutch approach by Marcel Matthijsse, Managing director “National Project water crisises and evacuation”
14:20 – 15:00 Coffee & Networking
 15:00 – 15:30 The role of the UK Military in flood response & recovery, UK Military
Wing Commander Rich Langley OBE RAF
 15:30 – 16:00 Building a Common Operating Picture, Keith Strickland
UK Cabinet Office
16:00 – 16:30 Information Sharing in a crisis, ResilienceDirect, Luana Avagliano
 16:30 – 17:15 Facilitated Discussion Flooding – Common Lessons and a way forward, Megan Anderson, University of Leiden
 17:15– 17:35 Digital technology aiding interoperability, Gavin Young
EBY Design
 17:35 – 17:50 Conclusions & closing remarks from Day 1, Carl Daniels and Michiel Poppink, Project Manager EFRIM Dutch Safety Institute
17:50 – Drinks reception with thanks to EBY Design, all are welcome
19.30 – Dinner, at Albert Square Chop House, at own cost, all are welcome
Agenda day 2 February 24th 2016
 8:45 – 9:00 Making of group picture in front of Manchester Central Library
 9:15 – 9:45 Why is organisational learning important – why & how can we learn across Europe? Hugh Deeming, Research consultant, HD Research
 9:45 – 10:30 How JESIP has developed Joint Organisational Learning (JOL) for the UK Brian Welsh, Area Manager. JESIP – FRS Senior User – Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service
10:30 – 11:00 How could EFRIM help? Potential funding sources – Horizon 2020 Dirk Oberhagemann, German Fire Protection Association
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee and networking
11:15 – 11:45 EFRIM – how can it help? – Michiel Poppink, Dutch Safety Institute

  • Connecting countries through membership
  • A platform for identifying issues and innovative solutions
  • Maximise funding opportunities
11:45 – 12:00 Conclusions & Next Steps Carl Daniels, JESIP UK
12:00 – Close & Lunch before departure
14:00 – Steering Group – post lunch
Midland Hotel


Central Library Manchester, meeting room 3, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD

Manchester Piccadilly is the nearest mainline station and the following are some nearby hotels (covering a range of budgets) you may like to consider (the JESIP team are at the Ibis):

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