Bullseye Workshop for Second Line Responders (Bratislava, 27-29 October 2021)

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.

Back on track: Workshops 2, 3 and 4

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis we had to postpone the Bullseye workshops. We are glad to announce that they have been rescheduled as follows:

  • Workshop 2: second line responders (27-29 October 2021, Bratislava)
  • Workshop 3: third line responders (15-17 December 2021, Madrid)
  • Workshop 4: multi-agency workshop (first quarter 2022, Brussels)

Next stop… Bratislava !
Next week we will be in Bratislava for our second workshop.

Third Project Steering Group Meeting (Bratislava, 8-9 September 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 COVID19.

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 shepherd dogs.

The Steering Group wants to thank the Bratislava Police Academy and the Lynx Command for their generosity to host us for this meeting.

Postponed: Workshops 2, 3 and 4

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Bullseye workshops that were rescheduled to autumn 2020 are postponed again. It concerns:

  • Workshop 2: second line responders (15-18 September, Bratislava)
  • Workshop 3: third line responders (20-23 October, Madrid)
  • Workshop 4: multi-agency workshop (17-20 November, Brussels)

New dates are not yet available. 

We thank you for your understanding and wish you a healthy and safe summer.

SEREN4 Online Training for Stakeholders and NCPs: Bullseye presentation

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.

More information:

PROACTIVE Webinar on Covid-19 response: Bullseye presentation

The European research project PROACTIVE (Preparedness against CBRNE threats through common approaches between security practitioners and the vulnerable civil society) hosted a webinar dedicated to the Covid-19 crisis on 30 April 2020. The webinar aimed to share and discuss ongoing responses against Covid-19. 84 participants from 23 different countries attended the online event.

The Bullseye project was invited to present the project during this webinar. Eulalie Groosman (National Crisis Center) introduced the project’s aim and activities, followed by an update on how the project work is affected by the current crisis. The main point was that the three workshops which were planned between April and September 2020 have been postponed to the end of the year because of the current travel restrictions.

Read more about the webinar and the other presentations on the UIC website.

Participants attending the webinar. Photo credit: PROACTIVE ( https://proactive-h2020.eu/).

Bullseye Workshops 2, 3 & 4 Postponed

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor postponed

In light of the rapidly escalating concerns about the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), we made the decision to postpone the Bullseye Workshops 2, 3 and 4. We do of course regret this, but it is a reality we are facing worldwide and which is out of our control.

We are currently working with the consortium to find new dates, which will most likely be in the fall of 2020. We will contact the participants in the near future with the details.

Bullseye Workshop for First Line Responders (Warsaw, 19-21 February 2020)

From 19 until 21 February, 45 CBRNe experts and first responders gathered in Warsaw for the Bullseye Workshop for First-Line Responders. Police, emergency medical services and firefighters from Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, the Slovak Republic and Spain were present.

Starting from the findings of Bullseye’s gap analysis, the first responders discussed their own good practices and needs for the response to a chemical or biological attack. Furthermore, experts gave valuable insights from their real-life experiences with terrorism and CBRNe and there was a demonstration of personal protective equipment and detection equipment.

Based on two tabletop exercises, the international group drafted guidelines for a CBRNe attack. They focused on the first actions that police, emergency medical services, firefighters and civil protection can take in the response to a chemical or biological attack in order to save lives and protect themselves.