Training Platform - Blended Learning Platform for Resilience
The protection of our community against technological, natural and terrorist threats is one of the major and challenging objectives of the EU. The use of innovative technological security solutions can contribute to enhance the level of protection of our critical infrastructure but protection should also meet with emerging societal needs, together with operators, decision makers and civil society, increasing the resilience thought awareness raising. By definition, resilience means "the ability of a system, community or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate to and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner, including through the preservation and restoration of its essential basic structures and functions". [Cipedia]
The JRC Unit for "Technology Innovation in Security" has acquired the expertise over the years to run networking activities and events but also to develop modules for specific professional training, including exhibitions, exercises and simulations in using knowledge, methodologies and precesses in areas closely related to security.
This new 'Blended Learning Platform for Resilience' has been established to support the unit core training activities. The platform gathers all together the resources available and delivers them in a easy and common way. Based on a synchronous computer-mediated, the real time communication includes audio and video. This methodology can apply either to lessons or to conferences and meetings including participants at different locations, connecting for example meeting rooms with individuals in their offices or at home (mixed-mode). The use of web conferencing software service offers online teaching and/or meeting experiences for collaboration, virtual classrooms and large scale webinars.
Access via EU Login (ECAS)
Access to the reserved area of the platform is handled via EU Login, the European Commission's Authentication Service. It provides single sign-on across a large number of Commission information systems: you will need to use only one username and password to access different IT systems and once you have logged in to ECAS, you do not have to re-enter your username and password within the same browser session. You can find more information in the ECAS FAQ page.
In case you don't have an EU Login account, you can sign up here: ECAS (European Commission Authentication Service)