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NEISAS: National & European Information Sharing & Alerting System

A framework and prototype platform for a National and European Information Sharing and Alerting System has been trialled in Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Project dates 20/02/2009 - 01/04/2011
FundCIPS
TopicCrisis Management
Total budget€1 172 340
EU contribution65%
Project CoordinatorENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) (Italy)
Project Partners
  • Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister (Italy)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (Italy)
  • Home Office (United Kingdom)
  • Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (United Kingdom)
  • LanditD Consulting (United Kingdom)
  • AIIC – Italian Association of Critical Infrastructures’ Experts (Italy)

Project Description

The NEISAS project developed a model and pilot platform for a National and European Information Sharing and Alerting System. The project focused on the definition of a National Information Sharing and Alerting System, and then on the definition of a European Information Sharing and Alerting System, conceived as a European network of national systems.

Benefits and results

Having a European framework helps all EU countries implement a national system or, if they already have a system, helps them securely connect it to other EU countries’ systems.

A new software platform was established, prioritising security, trust, confidentiality and anonymity. The project benefited from the learning experiences of other trusted information sharing models, such as the existing Warning, Advice and Reporting Point (WARP) platform developed by the United Kingdom’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). The NEISAS software platform was implemented in Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and the trial results were disseminated.

A sustainable business model was developed to facilitate implementing the prototype.

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