The SAYSO Consortium is composed of 12 partners from 8 different European countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Sweden, and the United Kingdom).
The SAYSO partners have extensive experience in European collaborations, in particular in the area of Civil Protection. The SAYSO consortium will be coordinated by THW (Federal Agency for Technical Relief) and will include 3 practitioner‐users ensuring a strong practitioner‐user focus for the project and 9 expert users specialised in the different fields relevant for the project (procurement, standardisation, ICT architecture, human factors, ethics and legal aspects).

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German Federal Agency for Technical Relief

THW is a federal German agency that provides worldwide technical assistance on behalf of the Federal Government of Germany within the framework of Civil Protection, disaster control, public emergencies, and large‐scale accidents at the request of the authorities in charge of hazard control, in particular in the field of recovery and repair. Today as a competent partner, THW is assigned a sustaining role by the United Nations as well as in the European Union.
THW can look back on thousands of missions such as the reconstruction help in Afghanistan on behalf of the German government, medium‐term rebuilding after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, general support of the United Nations or search and rescue missions for the victims of earthquakes.

Role in the project

THW is the Project Coordinator in SAYSO. THW has outstanding expertise in technical and logistical support to civil protection authorities, both German and international. THW will provide input on German national Civil Protection Situational Awareness systems needs and practices, contribute to the identification of the needs of the professionals in Civil Protection, customising research and directing the outputs of the project towards practical solutions, contribute extensive CM expertise and contacts to practitioners from all over the world, and collect feedback from multiple CM partners in order to make the results more tangible and relevant for first responders and their procurement departments.

Personnel involved

Klaus-Dieter Büttgen

Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk (THW)

Provinzialstraße 93, 53127 Bonn, Germany

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