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November 21, 2018

2-hour Industry Stakeholder Webinar Consultation, November 21, 2018

Help shape the NanoFASE Framework! The NanoFASE integrated environmental Exposure Assessment Framework applicable to engineered nanomaterials will enable understanding and prediction on the "exposure" side of the risk assessment equation (Risk = Exposure x Hazard).

Attend our 2–hour consultation, to learn about concepts and approaches underpinning our "Exposure Assessment Framework" and help us tailor it to be even more suited to your specific needs in Industrial sector.

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October 16, 2018
On October 16, 2018, Steinbeis R-Tech and EnBW organize a workshop devoted to the new EU standard on Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) EN16991:2018 published on May 1, 2018. The participation in the workshop is free of charge but registration is mandatory. more
October 1, 2018

ERRA - The European Risk & Resilience Assessment and Rating Agency

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September 13, 2018
SmartResilience Project Partners met in Brussels on September 11-12, 2018 in order to discuss the CORE list of issues and the INDIA CASE STUDY.  On the first day, Prof Jovanovic introduced the concept of the CORE dynamic checklist (DCL) and presented the SmartResilience tool. During this day, the workshop participants reviewed the issues and finalized the CORE DCL. On the second day, a tabletop exercise was conducted to simulate cascading and ripple effects on combined scenarios (CASE STUDY INDIA).
August 1, 2018
On July 27, 2018, the ISO Technical Committee TC26 has approved to start the work on the development of the new standard ISO 31050 Guidance for Managing Emerging Risks to Enhance Resilience, under the convenership of EU-VRi.
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June 4, 2018
The EC announced the proposed budget of €100 billion and the name of the next EU Research & Innovation Framework Programme: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) more
May 30, 2018
SmartResilience Project Partners, Members of Critical Infrastructure Resilience Advisory Board, insurance experts, representatives of different research institutes as well as end-users met in Potsdam on May 29, 2018 in order to discuss the progress of the work done in the project and align the further line of action for the remaining 11 months of the Project duration. more
May 28, 2018

The report contains the representative running projects of EU-VRi, and introduces the new model of "Membership-as-a-Service".

The EU-VRi management has been reorganized, newpersons got involved. While maintaining ALL the main benefits for the current membership model starting with the project acquisition and including proposal preparation, project management, liaisoning and networking, dissemination, exploitation & implementation, standardization and education & training, the new model of “Membership-as-a-Service” has been introduced.

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May 28, 2018

SmartResilience workshop and third review meeting will be taking place in Potsdam on May 29-30, 2018! On Day 1, all project partners would meet to discuss project activities. Also, an Open workshop with the stakeholders and end-users from re-insurance sectors, Critical infrastructure operators, research and industry will be organized.

On Day 2, reviewers from the European Commission would review the progress of the SmartResilience project to set the next steps for the last year of the project.

May 20, 2018

After several years of intensive technical and organizational work, performed and financially supported by a group of industrial and other organizations (TÜV SÜD, TÜV Austria, EnBW, MAN, Shell, TÜV Rheinland SA, Bayer TS, BMILP China, DNV, Lloyd's and others), and lead by Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (convener A. Jovanović, project manager F. A. Quintero) the new EU standard on Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) EN16991:2018 was published on May 1, 2018 by NEN (The Netherlands)! (see https://www.nen.nl/NEN-Shop-2/Standard/NENEN-169912018-en.htm).

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April 30, 2018

The H2020 project ResiStand (Increasing disaster Resilience by establishing a sustainable process to support Standardisation of technologies and services, www.resistand.eu) was successfully finished end of April 2018.

ResiStand is a two-year project (May 2016 - April 2018) that aims to identify new ways to improve the crisis management and disaster resilience capabilities of the European Union and individual Member States through standardisation. Whilst standardisation is a powerful tool with the potential to maximise technical, procedural, operational and semantic interoperability, there is a need to overcome apathy and limited participation from stakeholders. ResiStand contributed to an improved disaster resilience by identifying and analysing the drivers, constraints and expectations of three main stakeholder communities: Standardisation Organisations, End-Users, and Suppliers, consisting of researchers, industry and SMEs.

 

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April 5, 2018
Approaching the end of its second year, SmartResilience has released its 3rd newsletter! more
March 19, 2018

EU-VRi and Argonne National Laboratory (US) sign a MoU in the field of resilience of critical infrastructures !

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February 12, 2018
A questionnaire focusing on the monitoring and reporting requirements as described in the Directive has been launched. more
November 21, 2017

SAF€RA has launched its fourth joint call for transnational, collaborative research projects. The call aims to foster collaboration between researchers from different countries in Europe and from different scientific disciplines, in order to improve safety and the management of technological risks

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September 15, 2017
Workshop entitled: ''Aligning the resilience-related research efforts in the EU DRS Projects'' took place in BAO Centre in Brussels on September 13-14.   more
May 18, 2017
The 5th SAF€RA Symposium in Bilbao, on May 18-19, 2017. more
November 24, 2016
The European Project EDEN has recently published a press release "When numbers count". more
December 2, 2014
"The results of the successful project SafeMed, dealing with security of Drug Supply Chains, with participation of EU-VRi Founding Member ZIRIUS is being discussed in "Deutsches Ärzteblatt". See the Article here."
October 23, 2012
Prof. Ortwin Renn, President of EU-VRi, has received several important awards, in particular the "Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany" (Bundesverdienstkreuz erster Klasse). more
June 4, 2018
The EC announced the proposed budget of €100 billion and the name of the next EU Research & Innovation Framework Programme: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) more
 
Welcome to EU-VRi



European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, the European organization which provides  the highest quality of professional service, consulting, information and education needed in the broad area of modern integrated risk management and management of emerging risks. EU-VRi covers, but is not limited, to the areas of oil and gas industry, e-health, biomedical industry, corporate social responsibility, environmental risk management, business risks, transport risks, logistics. EU-VRi is organized as an EEIG.

What is an EEIG?
The purpose of a European Economic Interest Grouping is to facilitate or develop the economic activities of its members by a pooling of resources, activities or skills. This will produce better results than the members acting alone. It is not intended that the grouping should make profits for itself. If it does make any profits, they will be apportioned among the members and taxed accordingly. Its activities must be related to the economic activities of its members, but cannot replace them. An EEIG must have at least two members from different Member States. An EEIG does not necessarily have to be formed with capital. Members are free to use alternative means of financing.

Who can join the EU-VRi?
An EEIG can be formed by companies, firms and other legal entities governed by public or private law which have been formed in accordance with the law of a Member State and which have their registered office in the Community. It can also be formed by individuals carrying on an industrial, commercial, craft or agricultural activity or providing professional or other services in the Community

 
What are the main objectives and planned activities of the EU-VRi EEIG?
  • Provide services on a commercial basis to industry, research community and/or public authorities
  • Connect individual industrial companies or networks of companies to the most appropriate research facility – in effect acting as a research broker
  • Establish and document the state of the art in the particular field of expertise of the virtual institute.
  • Identify research and development needs and gaps in the particular field of expertise.
  • Act as an information centre for research results and developments.
  • Facilitate mobility of researchers between institutes within the Virtual Institute and industry.
  • Act as a tool to create consortia to address the R&D needs and gaps identified in above and support research collaboration.
What are the main benefits to be a member of EU-VRi EEIG?
  • To provide better business opportunities through integrating the available human and other resources concerning integrated risk management at European level
  • To ensure better chances for EU funded projects through representing the economic interest of the related industries by a strong grouping at EU level
  • To provide better opportunities for the group members to affect EU policy

On-line application

On-line application form is available. This form can be used to place a request to be added to the EU-VRi mailing list and/or apply for becoming a member of the Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRi).

Click here to go to on-line application