Welcome to the Fourth Edition of the NEXES Newsletter!

The NEXES Research and Innovation Action is now entering its final year and NEXES partners are preparing impact generation activities for next generation emergency services with the NEXES end-user community.

In this edition of the NEXES Newsletter, we summarise the key moments of the NEXES Iteration One Campaigns of Demonstration, a period marked by the deployment of the first versions of the NEXES System and Apps, presenting a selected set of new functions and capabilities showcased and validated by end-users in several exercises and the NEXES Pilot in Slovenia. NEXES Iteration One has enabled key stakeholders to better understand NEXES’s added value and key improvements for both citizens and emergency services across Europe and beyond.

The formal Intermediate Review of the NEXES RIA took place over two days in mid-January in Rome and signalled high expectations moving forward.
NEXES successfully reached the objectives set for Milestone 4 – End Iteration One: Evaluation of Campaigns of Demonstration NEXES Iteration One and Start of Integration Activities for NEXES Iteration Two.

The groundwork undertaken during NEXES Iteration One is consolidated and thoroughly validated in the implemented Campaign of Demonstration. System refinements and the incorporation of more advanced capabilities are now underway.

In addition, NEXES is stepping up its outreach effort, aiming to get its message across to key stakeholders, including policy-makers in Europe, and the wider community: the NEXES Iteration One demonstration activities successfully engaged the user community, ranging from emergency service professionals to citizens, including those experiencing disability and special needs, and the first edition of the NEXES App Challenge called to the software developers community, fostering the build-up of a rich NEXES-based emergency Apps ecosystem.

Momentum is gathering as the Action reaches its final stage. It is therefore with great expectations that we look forward to the upcoming challenge of advocating the early adoption of next generation capabilities by emergency services across Europe.

We wish you a pleasant read and kindly invite you to continue to follow the NEXES (r)evolution at http://nexes.eu.

Marco Manso
NEXES Coordinator

To access the NEXES Newsletter No. 4, click here.