The role of LEAs and the use of IT tools for a coordinated response in pandemic crisis management: STAMINA project
STAMINA is a two-year research and innovation project funded by the EU under Horizon 2020 programme. The project, which started on September 2020, focuses on increasing the capability to manage pandemic situations, including diagnosis, prediction, and decision support and on improving preparedness and cooperation of the relevant stakeholders at national, regional and local level, within and across EU borders.
The envisaged contributions include: a) the application of Point of Care Testing (POCT) and smart wearable devices for first line screening and monitoring, b) tools for predictive modelling of pandemic outbreaks, evolution and impact, along with early warning functionalities and decision support for implementing mitigation strategies, c) a crisis simulation tool, defining the roles and responsibilities of key actors, and implementing different training scenarios, d) a Common Operational Picture (COP) platform, as the main interface for situation assessment and coordinated response of the involved actors, and e) real-time web and social media analytics for capturing societal feelings and reactions, raising awareness and increasing public trust in public health institutions and government authorities.
The STAMINA toolset will be accompanied by a set of guidelines on effective implementation of risk communication principles and best practices in cross-organizational preparedness and response plans.
Supporting tools and collaboration with all the involved stakeholders and practitioners is a key factor for LEAs to successfully ensure the security during pandemics.
The use of the STAMINA methods and tools will be demonstrated through 12 national and regional small-scale demonstrators and one large-scale cross-border simulation exercise involving all consortium partners.
Lessons (to be) learnt for Management and Leadership
Training and Education during after the Pandemic Crisis