CPExpo Thematic session 1

(day 2 – 10 December 2014 h. 14.30 – 16.00 )

Disaster resilience: crisis management and civil protection.

“Resilience concepts need also to take into account the necessity to anticipate, to plan and to implement in the crises time a substitution process aiming to deal with a lack of material, technical or human resources or capacities necessary to assume the continuity of basic functions and services until recovery from negative effects and until return to the nominal position.”

CPExpo Thematic session 2

(day 2 – 10 December 2014 h. 16.15 – 18.00)

Cybersecurity and Cybercrime.

“Cyber Security has multiple facets: cybercrime protection, privacy concerns, fundamental rights protection, defence of infrastructure and others. Securing the trust in the digital society entails the prevention of cyber-attacks on any component of the digital society (networks, devices, servers, client etc) as well as physical or intangible assets (finances, intellectual property, privacy). To achieve this important objective it is necessary to work on technology: hardware and software components, services (cloud computing) and mixed components are the ingredients for a recipe for success. Since cyber security is cross-domain, it applies to any societal challenge of the H2020 program, as well as in more general application domain (e-commerce, mobile communications, advanced research, …).”

CPExpo Thematic session 3

(day 3 – 11 December 2014 h. 9.00 – 10.15)

Urban security and Protection of urban soft targets.

“European large urban environments are subject to various challenges and threats to urban security linked to their big size and large population. These challenges have also a strong impact on the security perception of the citizens and, by this, they can impact on the economic development and the quality of life. New approaches and innovative solutions, including sustainable, affordable and transferrable security technologies, are needed to solicit citizens’ engagement to prevent, mitigate and recover from the above-mentioned security challenges and to foster their direct participation in the improvement of the urban security conditions.
Specific consideration should be given to ‘urban soft targets’, which are exposed to increasing security threats. They can be defined as urban areas into which large numbers of citizens are freely admitted, for usual activities or special events or routinely reside or gather. Among others, these include parks, squares and markets, shopping malls, train and bus stations, passenger terminals, hotels and tourist resorts, cultural, historical, religious and educational centres and banks.”

CPExpo Thematic session 4

(day 3 – 11 December 2014 h. 10.30 – 11.45)

Disaster resilience: critical infrastructure protection and business continuity.

“Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. In order to better forecastand manage the immediate consequences of weather- and climate-related disasters, in particular regarding emergency responses, improved measures and technologies are needed.”

CPExpo Thematic session 5

(day 3 – 11 December 2014 h. 12.00 – 13.30)

Maritime Security.

“New technologies and capabilities are necessary to enhance systems, equipment, tools, processes, and methods to improve maritime security. These include both control and surveillance issues. Some examples could be: new advanced radar systems for coastal surveillance and support for search and rescue operations, passive technology for coastal border surveillance, light optionally piloted vehicles for maritime surveillance, tools for detection of low flying aircrft. This theme is closely related to the programme for a European border surveillance system (EUROSUR), and the SMART BORDERS legislative initiative.”