VALKYRIES

Harmonization and Pre-Standardization of Equipment, Training and Tactical Coordinated procedures for First Aid Vehicles deployment on European multi-victim Disasters.

VALKYRIES

Will increase EU overall resilience and effectiveness in cross-border disasters with multiple victims by enhancing transnational and cross-sectorial trust among different players and in their interaction with data-driven technologies.

VALKYRIES

The integration of the harmonized solutions will constitute the SIGRUN platform, providing advanced communications, information sharing and tactical C&C services for the first-aid responders.

VALKYRIES

Four use cases will be developed on cross-frontier and cross-sectorial BLOS (Beyond Line of Sight) scenarios, where the usual communications infrastructure could have been damaged, and emergency response teams are deployed without an accurate view of the operation environment.

VALKYRIES Project

Events

August 23-26th, 2022

III Workshop on Recent Advances in Cyber Situational Awareness on Military Operations within ARES Conference

Prof.Yantsislav Yanakiev from Bulgarian Defence Institute gave a conference in the III Workshop on Recent Advances in Cyber Situational Awareness on Military Operations (CSA) as part of the 17th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES). The Congress was hosted by the University of Vienna, Austria, and attended by experts in cyber defense and situational awareness.

June 30th - July 1st 2022

Projects to Policy Seminar (PPS)

On June 30th - July 1st, the Projects to Policy Seminar (PPS) took place in Brussels. The event was co-hosted by DG HOME and REA from the European Commission and VALKYRIES was invited to participate and disseminate the project among other initiatives financed by the EU.

June 9th, 2022

I National Emergency Congress in Spain

On June 9th, the 1st National Emergency Congress took place in Spain, where First Responders from various sectors, large companies, SMEs, etc. met at the National School of Civil Protection in Madrid to carry out a series of conferences and demonstrations where the need for public-private collaboration in emergency environments and the need to integrate new disruptive technologies were highlighted.

As part of the event, the VALKYRIES’ C&D Manager Marta Irene García Cid participated in a round table together with representatives of the CDTI, Civil Protection and the School of Rescue and Detection with Dogs.
The link to the recording of the talks is available on Youtube:
https://youtu.be/rtd8wCvxybc

June 8-10th, 2022

XXXII National Congress SEMES

Our partner Tassica exhibited a Poster about VALKYRIES at the XXXII SEMES National Congress that took place from June 8th to 10th in Vigo, Spain.
The poster presents the main objectives and expected results of the project, as well as the work methodology that the consortium is using. The content of the poster is available on page 380 of the communications book published by the congress:
Communications book

May 31st-June 2nd, 2022

I Research and Innovation Symposium for European Security and Defence (RISE-SD)

From May 31st to June 2nd, 2022, the International Fair Plovdiv took place in Bulgaria.
As part of the event, Rumen Daton was invited to present VALKYRIES at the I Research and Innovation Symposium for European Security and Defence(RISE-SD) organized by the Bulgarian Defence Institute, AFCEA Sofia Chapter and Information Technologies Institute, as part of the XVth International Defence Equipment Exhibition “HEMUS 2022 – Defence, Antiterrorism & Security”.

In this forum, several EU-funded projects within the security and defence area were shared, which gave them visibility and underlined the importance of cooperation between industry, research centres and security and defence practitioners.
The event had the support of organizations as notable as NATO, the European Commission or the European Defence Agency,   among others.

May 25th, 2022

First Legal and Ethical Workshops and CPDP Conference

On May 25th, part of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna's and Indra's representatives participated in the Computer Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conferences in conjunction with the 1st Legal and Ethical Workshop of the project.
Denise Amram
and Andrea Parziale moderated the panel and Pedro Ramón y Cajal Ramo   presented the VALKYRIES project.
Some of the main contributions and challenges to improve interoperability and the need for standardisation were detailed. Details were also given on some technical aspects aimed at improving and protecting communications, data security and compatibility, among others.

May 18-20th, 2022

VALKYRIES Second Plenary Meeting

On May 18-20th, the second plenary of the project took place in Pisa.
Throughout these three days, a review of the progress of the project was carried out in detail and especially relevant topics were discussed, such as the design of the architecture of the SIGRUN reference integration, the results obtained from the analysis carried out on the minimum data sets and the next steps to define the harmonization actions to respond to the gaps detected in each of the work streams. In addition, the consortium had the opportunity to meet in person for the first time and speak directly about numerous topics related to the project.

April 5, 2022

VALKYRIES and FASTER Projects Liaison

The H2020 FASTER project developed its final field exercise on April 4-5th.
FASTER addresses the challenges associated with the protection of first responders in hazardous environments, while at the same time enhancing their capabilities in terms of situational awareness and communication. Due to its synergies with VALKYRIES a liaison activity presenting the project as sister H2020 programs.

March 30-31, 2022
First VALKYRIES, Demonstration and Standardization Workshops

The 1st VALKYRIES, Demonstration and Standardization workshops were held on 30-31th of March in a full virtual format. The events were carried out by Indra and Novotec and were attended by several members of the EAB who provided their views on the status of the project and the work methodology used. The progress made in the first 6 months of the project was presented in terms of the project requirements gathered, definition of the demonstration scenarios and strategy used in the standardization tasks. The next steps defined for the coming months were shared.

March 8, 2022
Coffee Chat with U.S. Embassy

The VALKYRIES project was invited to be part of a round table addressed to U.S. organizations on March, the presentation was carried out by Juan-Román Martínez Arranz as Coordinator of the project together with the Spanish delegate and national expert - Maite Boyero Egido - and the Chief Inspector of the Spanish National Police - José Francisco López. The event was hosted by Angel Turrin and Cameron Werker, representatives of the U.S. Commercial Service.

Jan 19-21, 2022
First VALKYRIES plenary meeting

The first plenary meeting of the project took place on January in a 100% virtual format due to the COVID-19 situation. The event was attended by all the members of the consortium.

Nov 5, 2021
FEINDEF 2021

On November 5th 2021, the Project coordinator, Juan-Román Martínez Arranz, will present the VALKYRIES project at the round table “Horizon Europe and civil security for society” that will take place at the International Defense Fair (FEINDEF) in Spain.

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Oct 19-20, 2022
ENISE 2021

On October 2021, the 15th ENISE was held, an event organized by the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE) and was attended by the VALKYRIES coordinator and the communication and dissemination manager.

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Oct 4-5, 2021
VALKYRIES Kick off meeting

On October 2021, the VALKYRIES project officially began with a two-days meeting in which the partners of the consortium attended semi-face-to-face.
This is the starting signal for a major initiative that aims to add the greatest value to European civil security.

ARATOS.NET LTD
AZIENDA REGIONALE EMERGENZA URGENZA
BLOCKCHAIN2050 BV
BULGARIAN RED CROSS
BULGARIAN DEFENCE INSTITUTE
HOSPITAL DO ESPIRITO SANTO ÉVORA
INDRA SISTEMAS S.A.
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
SERVICIO DE URGENCIAS Y EMERGENCIAS DE LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID (SUMMA112)
NOVOTEC
PARTICIPLE
UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
TASSICA EMERGENCY, TRAINING & RESEARCH S.A.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH-EASTERN NORWAY
Santa Anna
HRT