Aug. 01, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2016
The ENSURE project develops technical and organizational concepts for attracting and mobilizing volunteers who can improve crisis management in urban areas. The focus of the project is on encouraging citizens with professional skills and expertise to support local emergency services and provide emergency aid. The results of ENSURE will be incorporated into a smartphone app that will be used to systematically alert and mobilize civilian helpers.
Fraunhofer FOKUS performs a coordination function within ENSURE by taking charge of conceptual and systematic issues and developments in close collaboration with partners from different disciplines. With the KATWARN warning system Fraunhofer FOKUS has already established a technology for future public warning infrastructures to go into service in Germany.