Project activities are carried out by University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy) together with FORMIT Foundation (Rome, Italy) and Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (Poland).

University of Rome “Tor Vergata” is a public university, with around 40,000 students and 1500 professors and re-searchers, aiming at developing and promoting national and international, scientific and technical, theoretical and practical studies and research in the field of Territorial Protection, Security, Safety, Emergency management, Civil Protection and Defence and also in both bio-safety and bio-security fields. The University was founded in 1980 and it has been working for about twenty years on conventional and non-conventional risk, management of CBRN emergencies and development procedures, tools and technologies to address the risk CBRN.

Further information: www.uniroma2.it

FORMIT Foundation is an independent non for profit organization, working from more than 25 years solely for Public Administrations such as Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Defense, recognized as ”Ente Morale” by the Italian Ministry of Research (in 1991) and with consultative status by the UN Economic and Social Council on topics related to technological deployment (since 2004). The scientific and cultural orientation of FORMIT (Research Foundation for Migration and Integration of Technologies) is given by its Scientific Committee, of which three members are directly nominated respectively by the Italian Ministry of Research, by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. The monitoring of FORMIT activities is performed according to the Italian law by a dedicated office of the Ministry of Interior.

FORMIT has been working at international level since its establishment. Its scope of activity is not limited to Europe, but has a global nature due to the activities in cooperation with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in matters related to research and innovation for socio-economic development initiatives and policies.

Through its approaches, methodologies and modeling tools FORMIT has established itself as a connecting link between producers and beneficiaries of research and innovation, working at national and international level through its offices in Italy and Brussels in the following fields: Policy support, Security, Innovation, ICT, Regulations and Training.

Further information: www.formit.org

Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (MIHE) is an independent, public, non-profit R&D entity whose mission is to conduct research, prophylaxis, surveillance, and training associated with medical protection and countermea-sures against the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), including CBRN agents. MIHE has 67 years of experience in countermeasures against the use of weapons of mass destruction, including biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear agents. The institute has collaborated with WHO, INTERPOL, OPCW, OIE, IAP and other organisations acting in the field.

Further information: www.wihe.pulawy.pl