PSCE Workshop: ‘Beyond the technical:


Beyond the technical

Date and Time:

Tue, 4 June 2019
13:00 – 18:15 BST



Lancaster House Hotel

Lancaster University




In this special workshop entitled ‘Beyond the technical: legal, political, social and ethical considerations of transboundary cooperation‘ taking place during the PSCE Conference (4-6 June 2019, Lancaster, UK), you are invited to explore the broader dynamics of successful support technologies for crisis management which you can register for here.


Imagine you had the perfect technical tool for planning, training and responding to transboundary crises and disasters – what else would you need to make the technology effective? What kinds of support would you need in terms of ethical guidance, policy recommendations, regulatory frameworks, and organisational standards?

This workshop will bring together practitioners from all phases of the disaster management cycle operating at all scales of activity, and experts from industry, government and academia involved in disaster planning, response and recovery.

The workshop will provide a forum for broader discussions about policy gaps, legal, societal, cultural and ethical challenges, as well as an opportunity to learn about the latest developments, share experiences, and develop recommendations for transboundary crisis management.

The workshop is part of the PSCE conference (4-6 June) which will host a wider three-day workshop also in Lancaster, England looking to provide comprehensive assistance to those who aid in disaster relief. Below you can find details on how to register for the event and we look forward to welcoming you to what will prove to be a very inciteful conference.



To join this workshop, participants are invited to select *GENERAL TICKET* and share a short paragraph description of a transboundary crisis experience, challenge, or concern to illustrate what kind of policy and inter-organisational issues need to be addressed in a multi-agency training and response environment.


Topics and experiences of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing organisational responsibilities and procedures for transboundary collaboration
  • Challenges and solutions for transboundary data management
  • Legal and policy issues encountered when working across boundaries.
  • Strategies for effective response planning for transboundary collaboration
  • Obstacles when using communication infrastructures and technologies in transboundary situations
  • Success and struggles in cross-agency training
  • Ethical, societal, and cultural issues encountered in transboundary planning and response
  • Implementation of public warning and alerting systems in transboundary situations
  • Security concerns when working on transboundary ICT for public safety.



This workshop is part of the PSCE Conference taking place in Lancaster between 4 and 6 June 2019. To find out more about the conference, please visit:

This workshop is organised by the Horizon 2020 projects IN-PREP and HEIMDALL.

To find out more about IN-PREP, please visit:

To find out more about HEIMDALL, please visit:

For any queries, please email or

IN-PREP and HEIMDALL have received funding from Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Programme for Research and Innovation, under grant agreements no. 740627 and no. 740689 respectively.