A wide range of security threats including man-made and natural risks can result in disruptive events having serious consequences for societal and citizen security. Both, public and private stakeholders require adequate solutions in organization, procedures and technological capabilities to be able to respond timely and effectively. Thus, there is a need to develop specific standards that enable various public and private organizations within Europe, being local, national, European or international to be effectively coordinated ensuring as much as possible a smoothly cooperation before, during and after a disruptive event.
The main objective of STAIR4SECURITY is to create a collaborative platform as single entry point for information on the security sector stemming primarily from research activities in order to allow better governance of standardization needs in the Disaster Resilience and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (CBRN-E) sectors to be realised. The platform will be practitioner / policy making driven. It aims to permit a better overview of current and new projects being at, national, European and international level; ensuring more coordination between all stakeholders and responding more efficiently and timely to the critical needs following an agreed strategic vision and identified priorities.
Besides ensuring the necessary partnering network, STAIR4SECURITY will review process efficiency and effectiveness, including the necessary tools and mechanisms, which encapsulates the CEN and CENELEC Workshop Agreement (CWA) process and a fast-track procedure. The adoption and suitability of a CWA as well as any other standard type deliverable or reference document, such as a TS and TR, will also form part of the review under the guise for the need for more relevant consensus standard (EN).