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TransCPEarlyWarning Transfer Seminar

TransCPEarlyWarning Transfer Seminar

On February 22, 2023 the Industrial Systems Institute and the Municipality of Rethymno jointly organized the TransCPEarlyWarning National Transfer Seminar in Greece. During the seminar the main outcomes of the project were presented, such as the Civil Protection Early Warning Platform pilot tested in 7 countries, while the project policy recommendations related to the needs of the Civil Protection ecosystem were discussed.



The 4 policy recommendations of the project are

  • Upgrade and adoption of a common platform for management of civil protection processes capitalizing on TransCPEarlyWarning platform, and extending towards all kind of hazards and throughout their lifecycle
  • Foster data availability and tool interoperability through enhanced access and sharing
  • Upskilling – reskilling pathways for Civil Protection
  • Awareness raising campaigns

The seminar was welcomed by the Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection of Greece, Mr Christos Stylianidis, who emphasized the links between climate crisis and civil protection and the importance of cooperation, and central role of the scientific community and technology. The Minister made reference to the Industrial Systems Institute and the ATHENA Research Center as paradigms of essential research and solution provision, and stated the need for a modern crisis and climate change impact management mechanism, utilizing scientific knowledge and technological evolutions for increasing overall Civil Protection efficiency.

The Director of the Industrial Systems Institute Mr Chrysostomos Stylios mentioned the activation of the Institute in issues of wider impact on society and public organization and bodies, such as Civil Protection, while maintaining a strong focus on industrial informatics.

The Deputy Governor of the Region of Western Greece, Mr Charalambos Bonanos referred to the importance of the project related to the coordination and collaboration of Civil Protection stakeholders in ADRION, as well as the impact of climate change that has to be efficiently dealt with, utilizing technology to this end.

The Mayor of Rethymno, Mr Giorgis Marinakis mentioned the project importance with reference to Early Warning and the cooperation between Civil Protection stakeholders, as a critical element for mitigating climate change impact, while also referring to the need for extra resources in order to efficiently deal with natural hazards.

The Head of the Direction of Civil Protection of the Decentralized Administration of Peloponnese, West Greece and Ionian, Ms Maria Sotiropoulou also referred to the importance of projects like TransCPEarlyWarning for enhancing collaboration and efficiently dealing with natural hazards.

The main presentations of the Transfer Seminar were given by the Industrial Institute researchers Mr Athanasios Kalogeras and Mr Christos Alexakos, and the Head of the Civil Protection Department of the Municipality of Rethymno Mr Vasilis Pothitos.

The Seminar was attended by more than 40 persons coming from Greek Regions, Decentralized Administrations, municipalities and Civil Protection stakeholders and was live broadcasted.

Watch the full recorded event at

Watch the welcome speech of the Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection of Greece, Mr Christos Stylianidis at