SecureGas Project – H2020 FINAL VIDEO INTERVIEW

SecureGas has started on June 2019, 30 Months of dedication and hard work is now coming to an end.
SecureGas is a Research Project in the EU Framework Program H2020 for Research and Innovation, aiming to strengthen the security and resilience of the European Gas Network, by taking into account physical and cyber threats.
SecureGas Project – H2020 FINAL VIDEO INTERVIEW is now online!
This Video summarizes the whole project in 10 minutes mentioning the challenges faced during these three years of the project and the important results achieved with a final reflection on the future.

Please click below for more information about SecureGas Project

SecureGas Webpage
SecureGas Newsletter and Reports
SecureGas Information from the EU

you can always follow SecureGas on it’s Social Media accounts:

Twitter:   @secure_gas
Linkedin: @SecureGas
Youtube:  SecureGas H2020 Project

the first online hackathon #HackHEUREKA

European University Cyprus and CERIDES are excited to announce the implementation of the 1st online hackathon #HackHEUREKA, within the framework of the DG-ECHO – funded project HEUREKA.
Six (6) scholarships are available for the winners of #HackHEUREKA:  The scholarships are kindly offered by European University Cyprus.


Full information about #HackHEUREKA is available at the following link:

the link to the attached flyer is here

The formal registrations for #HackHEUREKA is through the following link:

Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN) Symposium 10.Dec.2021

Save the date 10.12.2021


On the 10th of December 2021, the virtual Symposium on Integrating Disaster Risk Management with Emergency Services and Defence to Reduce Avoidable Disaster Deaths will be held.

The Aim:

To focus on bringing together emergency services and defence in the Caribbean region (e.g., from the Army, Navy, Fire Services, etc.) and to cover the voices of the responders in reducing avoidable disaster deaths, and what lessons can be learned to improve practice.


D.M.A.T Consulting KG is one of the organizer Partners during this Symposium.

Prof Dr. Alois Hirschmugl from D.M.A.T Consulting KG  is the Co-chair, lecturer, speaker and discussant.

Prof Dr. Alois Hirschmugl will talk about the Use of Military and Civil Defence Assets in disaster response operations


To know more about the (ADN) Symposium including the Timetable, Partners and the participation’s Link please visit the following websites:

Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN)


The Concept Note’s Link

or follow their social-Media platforms:


Twitter: @AvoidableN

Invitation to participate on Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Webinar “Seismic Risk and Civil Protection in the Middle East and beyond”

Organized by the platform for knowledge partnership in the field of civil protection in the Middle East as part of the EU-funded project “HEUREKA”.


Wednesday 3rd November 2021


English Time: 11:00 am – 12:45 pm ET




All project partners, regional HEUREKA stakeholders & civil protection community

Online via Zoom:


All further information including the agenda can be found here

SecureGas Final Conference “The 3S Clustering Event”

The 3S Clustering Event (SATIE, SAFECARE, SecureGas):

is organized by the community of three H2020 Security R&D projects and takes place on Crete (Greece). The event is combined with SATIE´s Final Conference and SecureGas’s Final Conference.

Related Projects:

SATIE, SAFECARE and SecureGas are three EU funded projects, related to critical infrastructure protection, and more specifically cyber and physical security of airport, hospital and natural gas infrastructures. 

Date and time:

Tue, Oct 12, 2021, 9:00 AM – Wed, Oct 13, 2021, 3:00 PM EEST

Main Thematic Subjects :

  • Protection of Critical Infrastructure
  • Cyber and Digital Security
  • Cyber-physical Security
  • Risk Assessment

About the Conference:

The conference will showcase the key areas in cyber- and physical security which have been investigated by the three participating projects. The agenda addresses the following key processes preparedness/early warning, detection and mitigation/response, which are identified as the key ones for the protection of Critical Infrastructures in aviation, energy and healthcare industries. During this event you will have the opportunity to find out how three different projects (SATIE, SAFECARE and SecureGas) – which are in the forefront of research and innovation for protection of Critical Infrastructures – are addressing those issues.

Please Register: Here



Meet an expert: Prof. Dr. Alois Hirschmugl

Two months ago, Prepared International has started an interview series called “ Meet an Expert” where people from a global pool of disaster management experts share their knowledge in this field.


This week the expert guest is Prof. Dr. Alois Hirschmugl talking about “Civil Military coordination (CMCoord)” and the main challenges based on his experience.

To see the full interview please click here


SecureGas fourth Newsletter

The fourth issue of Horizon 2020 SecureGas Project is now available online.

In this issue you will read about the:

  • Project overview
  • Second SecureGas Stakeholder Workshop
  • Demonstration and validation activities in the SecureGas Business Cases.

All this and more you can find it online to read and to download. The link is below :

SecureGas Newsletter n.4 – July 2021


you can always follow SecureGas on it’s Social Media accounts:

Twitter:   @secure_gas
Linkedin: @SecureGas
Youtube:  SecureGas H2020 Project

ResponSEE Table Top Exercise (TTX) 06-07.July.2021

The first Exercise of ResponSEE Project was successfully designed, planned and conducted to strengthen disaster preparedness in South East Europe. The two-days virtual Table Top Exercise (TTX) were held on the 6th and 7th of July using a contemporary co-working Platform to connect all the Participants to each other in spontaneous and fluid way.

The participants were 44 members from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro characterizing national and international authorities along with NGOs.

The exercise scenario on the first day was presented as a breaking News Video about the Earthquake in Bosnia and Herzegovina to start the day and get all participants to simulate the Exercises in real life. To see the full News Flash about the Earthquake for the exercise start, please click the link below.

(ResponSEE project is funded by the European Union)

The Table Top Exercise is completed with many lessons learned and we are looking forward to the upcoming two exercises:

  • Command Post Exercise (CPX) – November 2021
  • Full Scale Exercise (FSX) – April 2022

44 Participants were joining the first day of ResponSEE Project ( Table Top Exercise)

19-20 MAY 2021 | World Humanitarian Forum London Hybrid Event

Global Reset


World Humanitarian Forum London will analyse the future of humanitarianism, what the “Global Reset” will mean for humanitarian aid and international development and what exactly will a ‘Global Reset’ look like? WHF London will create a series of conversations across 2 days to interrogate global challenges and chart the practical steps required to create more resilient, equal societies and reimagine a world beyond the pandemic.

The conversations are co-located with the World Humanitarian Forum, Aid & Trade, International Disaster Management Exhibition & Emergency Show and delegates have access to all of these events without any further registration.


Prof. Dr. Alois Hirschmugl from D.M.A.T Consulting KG is one of the speakers among others on the first day of this event.

Prof. Dr. Alois says: After 2004 Tsunami in the Indian Ocean, nearly half of the 14 Billion US $ pledges in disaster funding involved programs implemented by NGOs.

For me it is essential to include NGO´s in disaster response and recovery for the sake of people suffering most after such events.”


At the beginning of the session, Dr. Alois briefly explained how “the cooperation between NGOs and the government for effective disaster response and recovery can be improved and the cooperation between the aid agencies and the local government” and then he addressed some important aspects such as:

  • how useful it is to have NGOs in disaster areas.
  • Will they help or hinder the operating system because they may not be well trained or equipped?

And much more valuable information. To see the full session, please click on the window below.

Co-located events 2021

World Humanitarian Forum London 2021

The World Humanitarian Forum is a global call for action and brings together prominent leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as international thought leaders and pioneers from global aid and international development communities to engage in inspirational, thought-provoking, and future-focused dialogues which aim to shape the future of humanitarian aid and international development to help improving the lives of millions in need. This is an international knowledge exchange at the intersection of government, aid, development, future and innovation.

The Covid-19 crisis brought the world to a sudden standstill. The economic impacts continue to look worse each day. Hard-won democratic rights and freedoms were already being challenged before the pandemic struck and are even more at risk now. The crisis has also exposed a lack of global cooperation and collective leadership.

The pandemic has radically altered much of our lives around the world in both the short and long term. It raised the stakes, accelerating the need for systemic change and radical yet realistic measures to recalibrate social values and provide more sustainable and equitable pathways for the future. The consequences that have unfolded serve as a reminder that efforts to reduce poverty, fight climate change and create an economy that works for all require bold change.

The world today has a unique opportunity to move from marginal changes to transformative re-development. Using decentralised models of growth, building on opportunities provided by digitalisation and artificial intelligence could ensure climate-friendly sustainable development with a more equitable distribution of wealth.


IDME 2021 – 19-20 May London

IDME is a major-scale exhibition that showcases special equipment, technologies and services for disaster prevention, response, recovery, and resilience.

  • Meet with leading decision-makers in the sector and global procurement and government buyer groups.
  • Network with authorities such as government leaders, major NGOs, INGOs, and global policymakers.
  • Share our venue floor with innovative suppliers of specialist products and services and explore the latest trends.


Aid&Trade 2021 – 19-20 May London

Aid&Trade features panel discussions, tech demos, conferences and workshops with an exhibition aimed at showcasing the latest humanitarian aid products and services. It brings together NGOs, procurement officials as well as the private and public sector and anyone interested in the future of aid.

Aid&Trade London, now in its 5th year, is the fastest-growing humanitarian event of its kind. It brings together major stakeholders working across the Global Aid and the International Development Industry.


Emergency Show 2021 – 19-20 May London

A unique and international platform for the world’s emergency services community and the blue light sector.

Emergency Show, now in its 3rd year, is London’s annual trade exhibition for the Blue Light Sector. It brings together the most influential decision-makers and all those dealing with emergency response globally, including:

  • Government Departments
  • Ministries of Health
  • Ministries of Internal Affairs
  • Police Departments
  • Fire Brigades
  • NGOs, INGOs,
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Leads


Get in touch

LinkedIn – @World Humanitarian Forum

@International Disaster Management Exhibition

@Emergency Show



SecureGas “Extended Components” Part 7

SecureGas EUproject explains their “Extended Components”

they are products and technologies brought into the project by qualified partners.
One weekly video to present and explain in detail:

  • description
  • objectives
  • use in the project of all SecureGas extended components

In this video RINA speaks about: “Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) for monitoring of leakages and third party intrusion in Oil & Gas pipelines”


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