On 12 and 14 November, the kick-off meeting of the " REsilience Support for critical Infrastructures' through Standardized Training on CBRN” (RESIST) project took place in the headquarter of SAFE Association in Soave (Italy).
Representatives of the whole consortium, composed by SAFE (coordinator), Istituto Affari internazionali, ENEA, Italian Ministry of Interior, italian Ministry of Defence, Romanian cluster PROECO-CBRN and Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata(#MasterCBRN) joined the 2-days meeting to plan and discuss the organization of the six working packages of the project, that will last for 24 months until November 2021.
The aim of the project, a public and private initiative of CIs’ operators, addresses the testing of a joint CBRNe specific training programme (including real life exercises) for the creation of “CBRNe Intervention Groups” of CI personnel trained and equipped to operate in CBRNe contaminated environments. The scope is to ensure that a part of the personnel present in the CI at all times (ie. pool of identified employees) is equipped and properly trained to intervene promptly and professionally to minimize the impact of a disruptive event and to ensure the maintenance and functioning of the facility.
The entire process of definition and piloting of the capacity building activities will be performed in view of proposing in the near future the recognition of the CBRNe competences through a certification (CBRNe Resilience Label) for public and privately owned Critical Infrastructures
During the meeting, all the consortium partners presented their approaches for the activities in the different working packages; in particular, IAI presented the work path for the immediate activities of WP2 and the representatives of the University of Rome Tor Vergata presented the technical approach to the activities of WP3, that will be leaded by the University.
The University of Rome Tor Vergata would like to express its gratitude to all the project partners for the quality of the discussion and for the proficiently time spent in Soave.