The project REACHING OUT (demonstRation of EU effective lArge sCale tHreat and crIsis maNaGement OUTside the EU), which involves 26 EU partners, has been presented in answer to the call topic “Crisis management: Demonstration activity on large scale disasters and crisis management and resilience of EU external assets against major identified threats or causes of crisis”.

Effective EU support to a large external crisis requires new approaches. In response to this challenge and to identified user and market needs from previous projects, Reaching Out proposes an innovative multi-disciplinary approach that will optimize the efforts, address a wide spectrum of users and maximize market innovation success. This approach results in five main objectives: to 1. Develop a Collaborative Framework, with distributed platforms of functional services; 2. Implement a flexible and open “collaborative innovation” process involving users and SMEs, suppliers, operators and research organisations; 3. Develop, upgrade and integrate 78 new connectable and interoperable tools; 4. Conduct large scale demonstrations on the field; 5. Provide recommendations and evaluations for future legal and policy innovations

Funding: European Commission – Horizon 2020