PracticE Ecosystem for standaRdS - PEERS

Contracting Party: European Commission through the Research Executive Agency (REA)

Period: 2022-2025



PEERS is a three-year Coordination and Support Action addressing the challenge of the topic "Developing a prioritisation mechanism for research programming in standardisation related to natural hazards and/or CBRN-E sectors" (HORIZON-CL3-2021-DRS-01-04) included in the 2021-2022 Work Programme "Civil Security for Society" of Horizon Europe.

PEERS started on 1 November 2022 and aims to advance and reinforce existing policy through practitioner-driven pre-normative standardisation processes, which will enhance the development of a European Better Practice ecosystem.

Managed by a consortium made of 9 partners from 5 European countries, the overall objective of the project is to support the effective strengthening of preparedness and response in the field of DRR and CBRN-e through standardisation. The ecosystem brings together Europe's disaster risk management for natural hazards and CBRN-E and European research policy-making, societal stakeholders standardisation bodies, and industry stakeholders to strengthen European resilience to all hazards through a comprehensive engagement and consultation governance mechanism.