Since its foundation in 2014, the National Association of Volunteers in the Republic of Bulgaria (NAVRB) aims at creating an active network of volunteers and to strengthen the capacity of volunteers and volunteer formations in the Republic of Bulgaria. NAVRB is dedicated to the promotion and development of volunteering in Bulgaria, e.g. by increasing the motivation of citizens to participate in voluntary units and so to ensure conditions for prevention and effective protection of the population. NAVRB aims at co-ordinating and interacting between state and local authorities, the non-governmental sector, businesses and citizens in order to develop an organised voluntary movement and to ensure the protection of the population in case of disasters, fires and other emergencies and also effective preventive activities.

Together with DG FSCP, NAVRB is responsible for the joint shared DAREnet National Contact in Bulgaria. In this role, NAVRB will be responsible for widening the existing network using their network of all relevant stakeholders (practitioners, academia, and industry), promoting the project and practitioner initiatives.

ARTTIC is the leading European SME specialised in collaboration engineering, consultancy and management services for international research and technology-related partnerships. ARTTIC assists collaborative undertakings and in particular European research consortia and networks from all business and research sectors, small and large, private and public, to ensure their collaborative ventures are as successful as possible. ARTTIC is a company of the PNO Consultants group, the European leader for consultancy in innovation and funding.

ARTTIC leads the communication and dissemination activities in DAREnet, and is in charge for the administration of the DAREnet Community. Further, ARTTIC supports the Coordinator THW in all administrative, financial and operational management tasks.

Stad GEEL city council is the local governing body of the city of Geel, a 39.000 inhabitants city located in the province of Antwerp. Geel has three important waterways (one canal for boating, one for traffic between the port of Antwerp and Liege and a river which makes a part of Geel flood-prone).

Stad GEEL acts as a contact point for Belgium and will recruit Belgian practitioners and relevant experts to attend / speak at DAREnet conferences. Further, GEEL provides information to DAREnet from an non Danube point of view and exchanges best practices. GEEL promotes interoperability between first responder organisations to efficiently manage contingencies. Within DAREnet innovative ways to boast interoperability in the region will be identified.

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. The DLR institutes Transportation Systems, dealing with automotive and railway systems as well as for traffic management, and the German Remote Sensing Data Center, responsible for the handling of Earth Observation missions will be involved in DAREnet.

DLR leads the Innovation Monitoring within DAREnet and leads the research and monitoring on latest findings in scientific publications and promising results of recent or running RDI projects. DLR further is responsible for the knowledge acquisition and consolidation process, resulting in the DAREnet Knowledge Base.

The Faculty of Security Studies (FB) is a graduate-level member institution of the University of Belgrade. Within its core activity, the security studies, the Faculty offers basic academic and undergraduate studies, Master degree studies, doctoral, and specialist undergraduate studies, as well as professional training and education. The Faculty carries out basic scholarly, applied and development research and has been accredited as a scholarly institution by the Ministry for Science and Environment of the Republic of Serbia.

FB is in particular be responsible for the gathering of knowledge required to assess innovation from a holistic perspective with regards to flood history, external factors, risk management and prevention.

ITTI sp. z o.o. (ITTI) is an SME working in IT and telecommunications sectors, located in Poznan, Poland. The company has at present a team consisting of ca. 80 persons. ITTI’s main activities are technical consulting and applied R&D in the area of telecommunications and IT, and the development of innovative applications and software solutions.

ITTI is in charge of interfacing with the industry, both with associations or individual businesses. ITTI establishes contact with the leaders of selected key-players, collects information about their activities and assess possibilities to cooperate, creates synergies or disseminate DAREnet results. ITTI is in charge of the scoping of the RDI opportunities developed in DAREnet and the performance of maturity/risk assessments for their uptake.

The Fire Safety and Civil Protection Directorate General (DG FSCP) part of Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria, and is a national specialized structure responsible for fire safety, rescue and protection in cases of disasters. Its main tasks are prevention and control, emergency rescue and recovery activities, early warning and alert in case of disasters and aerial danger. Further, DG FSCP is responsible for the operational cooperation with the EU and NATO structures and other international organizations.

DG FSCP acts as DAREnet National Contact for Bulgaria and thus it provides networking with other partners from the National Platform for the purposes of project implementation.

CN APELL-RO is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization registered in Romania. CN APELL-RO Foundation’s aim is to enhance knowledge, awareness participation and management of different stakeholders in risk prevention and protection, response and mitigation methods and activities, as well as the promotion of environmental policies and strategies implementation, in the context of sustainable development.

APELL-RO leads and coordinates the DAREnet Practitioner RDI Initiatives, and acts as first contact point for practitioners. CN APELL-RO is the DAREnet National Contact for Romania.

The Sector for Emergency Management, Ministry of Interior (MOI SEM) is the national emergency / disaster management authority in the Republic of Serbia. The Mission of the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior is to build, maintain and improve the ability of the whole nation to mitigate or prevent the risks, to respond to the challenges and mitigate the consequences of various disasters that may hit our country and the region.

MOI SEM acts as DAREnet national contact for Serbia. SEM is in charge of the relations with practitioners, innovators and the civil society and will be the first contact point for the flood management practitioners in Serbia.

Civil Protection Directorate (MUP RCZ) is established for the purposes of performing various administrative and professional tasks among which are: the establishment of the civil protection system, rescue of citizens, material and other assets in major accidents and disasters; training and developing protection and rescue participants; carrying out tasks, measures and activities of civil protection; managing the alert and notification system and performing tasks related to international cooperation in the field of civil protection.

For the performance of tasks within the scope of Civil Protection Directorate, the following organisational units are established: Office of the Civil Protection Directorate; Civil Protection Operations Centre; National Civil Protection Training Centre; Inspection Sector; Disaster Risk Reduction Sector; Radiological and Nuclear Safety Sector; Preparedness and Coordination Sector; 112 Sector; National CP Intervention Unit; Explosive Atmospheres Sector; Croatian Mine Action Centre.

MUP RCZ is the DAREnet National Contact in Croatia and interacts with the national academia and industry in the process of developing new innovative solutions in the field of flood prevention.