Relive the Bullseye Multi-Agency Workshop of March 2022 with our aftermovie!
The next steps of the process will entail the testing of the procedures during monodisciplinary trainings and a multidisciplinary exercise. Follow this website and #EUBullseye posts on Twitter for updates.
From 8 to 11 March 2022 a group of 26 international CBRN-specialists and practitioners gathered in Antwerp (Belgium) for the Bullseye Multi-Agency Workshop. Non-specialist police, emergency medical services, fire fighters and civil protection, specialist police, and military/defence from Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, the Slovak Republic and Spain were present, as well as experts from DVI/forensics and laboratories.
Building further upon the procedures for the first-, second-, and third-line responders that have been established during the previous three workshops in Warsaw, Bratislava and Madrid, the CBRN-specialists and practitioners worked on harmonising these procedures and develop a coherent response to a chemical or biological attack.
Furthermore, the experts provided valuable insights from their real-life experiences with terrorism and CBRN.
Thanks to the active and professional interaction between the participants, moderators, experts and Bullseye partners, we are confident to deliver soon the results of the workshop.
We look forward continuing the process by testing the procedures during monodisciplinary trainings and a multidisciplinary exercise.
From 15 to 17 December 2021 the Bullseye consortium organised a fruitful workshop in Madrid (Spain) for a group of third line responders (CBRN-specialists from police, defence/military, DVI, forensics and laboratories).
The participants built
further upon the procedures that were realised by the second line responders in
Bratislava in October 2021. The procedures for the third line responders are
intended for use after the first 3 hours from the start of the incident.
Thanks to the active and
professional interaction between the participants, moderators, experts and
Bullseye partners, we are confident to deliver soon the results of this
We look forward continuing the process of elaborating procedures in a multi-agency workshop in Belgium in the first quarter of 2022.
From 27 to 29 October 2021 the Bullseye consortium organised a fruitful
workshop in Bratislava (Slovakia) for a group of second line responders
(CBRN-specialists from fire services, police, defence/military and special
forces of police).
The participants built further upon the procedures that were realised by
the first line responders in Warsaw in February 2020. The procedures for the
second line responders are intended for use after the first 20 minutes up until
about 3 hours after the start of the incident.
Thanks to the active and professional interaction between the
participants, moderators, experts and Bullseye partners, we are confident
to deliver soon the results of the workshop.
We look forward continuing the process of elaborating procedures for the third line responders (DVI, forensics and laboratories) in Madrid from 15 to 17 December 2021.
September 8th-9th, the third Project
Steering Group Meeting took place in Bratislava, on the premises of the Police
Academy. The Steering Group looked back at the past years, evaluated the
project’s activities of 2020 and 2021 and developed a new timeline due to the
The related Terrific EU project provided
the opportunity to attend an interesting part of their field exercise ‘Magic
Bus’. Further gave the Slovak K9 an impressive demo with their great German
The Steering Group wants to thank the Bratislava Police Academy and the Lynx Command for their generosity to host us for this meeting.
During Bullseye’s first workshop, a procedure was developed with the purpose to provide the most efficient, effective and coordinated first response at the scene of any incident where chemical or biological materials may have been released, either deliberately or accidentally. The overall aim is to save life and minimize the impact of the incident on people, property, the community and the environment by enabling the first responders to work together quickly and efficiently whilst avoiding any unnecessary risks.
The procedure is intended for use by first responders from the various emergency services that have statutory responsibility for dealing with such incidents. First responders from other agencies may also be trained in this procedure to support and assist the response by the statutory emergency services (such as stewards at a public event or security guards at shopping malls).
The procedure is intended for use in the first 20 minutes of an incident so that first responders can complete a series of tactical actions and considerations to ensure that a structured, predictable and effective initial response is delivered at the scene while the emergency services are establishing the command, control and coordination of their agencies’ response.
The procedure assumes no other CBRNe training, knowledge or access to CBRNe personal protective equipment (PPE). Where first responders have any PPE it should be used in accordance with the training provided by their own agency and the manufacturer’s instructions.
The five stages of the first response procedure can be summarised as:
Recognise the possible presence and risk of hazardous materials
Remember to prioritise your personal safety
Report on the situation immediately
Respond using the ‘Steps 1 2 3 Plus’ principles
Remove the people from the hazard and the hazard from the people
On the 8th of June 2020, SEREN4 hosted an online training session on the Internal Security Fund (ISF). The Internal Security Fund (ISF) was set up for the period 2014-2020, with a total of 3.8 billion EUR for the seven years. The Fund promotes the implementation of the Internal Security Strategy, law enforcement cooperation and the management of the Union’s external borders. The ISF is composed of two instruments, ISF Borders and Visa and ISF Police.
Over 100 people subscribed to attend the training. Bullseye, being funded by the ISF Police instrument, was invited to present the project and share its experiences in cooperating with projects funded by H2020. Ilse Van Mechelen, Bullseye’s project coordinator, presented the project’s facts, aims and partners. Furthermore, she highlighted the synergies with other projects, such as MELODY, eNOTICE, PRINCE, CBRN POL, ENCIRCLE and PROACTIVE.