The project ‘iProcureSecurity’ aims to foster the cooperation and the response capacities of the European emergency medical service systems. The current pluralistic landscape and systems’ diversity constitute challenges to work together at European level. iProcureSecurity sought to identify the major issues that make transnational cooperation difficult, to increase standardisation of operations across Europe and to contribute to the creation of Europe medical emergency teams that could work as homogenous units. The ten consortium partners combined their broad geographical representation, conglomeration of skills and experience, legal competence, IT and technical developments to meet the project implementation goals.

The role of Johanniter International was to create a networking and engagement strategy aiming to involve all stakeholders in the field of medical emergency services, leading them to engage in a pan-European knowledge exchange process. Furthermore, the JOIN Office established synergies among existing networks and research projects to create a sustainable environment for knowledge exchange. In this regard, Johanniter International aimed to involve as many of its member associations as possible, along with Johanniter Austria.

The overall project started on 1 May 2019 and was successfully completed in January 2021. iProcureSecurity is funded by the European Commission under the program ‘HORIZON 2020’, the most significant EU Research & Innovation initiative. Specifically, the project responds to the EU’s call for ‘Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens’.

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