On the 3rd and 4th of December 2013, the European External Action Service (EEAS) organised a High-level Conference entitled “Towards a global network of crisis rooms”. This conference focused on Crisis Coordination Centres or Crisis Rooms – be they national, regional or global – and their interaction in major multi-sector crises.
The EUROSINT Forum – the European network of security and intelligence professionals – was directly associated with this two-day event during which the EEAS kindly offered the EUROSINT Forum the opportunity to present its activities to the participants. An exhibition area enabled participants to interact with several organisations – including the EUROSINT Forum – involved in the management of complex crisis. The FP7 RECOBIA project (www.recobia.eu), in which the Forum is a partner responsible for facilitating the involvement of end-users, was also presented during this exhibition. Founding member of the EUROSINT Forum, CEIS in charge of the organsiation’s management and secretariat. CEIS supported the participation of the Forum in this event.
This High-level conference provided the EUROSINT Forum with a unique opportunity to reach out to a broad audience ranging from representatives of Situation Centres and Crisis Rooms operating within national, regional and international organisations – such as the United Nations and the African Union – to representatives from national ministries (Interior, Foreign Affairs, Defence, etc.) and European institutions and agencies.
For more information on this event, visit the conference website : http://crisisroomsconference.eu
About the EUROSINT Forum
European and action-oriented, EUROSINT Forum is a not-for-profit association (Belgium ASBL) dedicated to European cooperation and use of Open Source Intelligence. The EUROSINT Forum has been set up to create a European “intelligence ecology” by provoking thought on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and its use in the fields of intelligence and security by public and private organisations.
CEIS is a founding member and supports the ongoing operations of the EUROSINT FORUM, a non-for-profit organisation bringing together EU Intelligence players in a platform of trust. The EUROSINT FORUM has over 400 members and contacts. This association organises work and brainstorming seminars on technological or operational intelligence topics. These meetings are held across Europe to promote exchanges with national players.