Kick-off CasceffRISE Research Institutes of Sweden (SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden) coordinates the CascEff Project. Below are all the partners working together in CascEff presented.

 – is the national institute for technical evaluation, research, testing, certification, metrology and calibration and is working closely with industrial, institutional and scientific partners. The department of Fire Research, coordinator of CascEff, has extensive experience from national and international R&D projects in the fields of reaction to fire, fire resistance, fire dynamics,  fire suppression and firefighting.

Lund University, SwedenLUNDUni100x100
– is ranked one of the top 100 universities in the world. Lund University provides education and research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama. Three divisions from Lund University are involved in CascEff, including the Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety, the Division of Fire Safety Engineering, and the Division of Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation.

Swedish Civil Contingencies  Agency (MSB), SwedenMSBeng100x115
– is responsible for issues concerning civil protection, public safety, emergency management and civil defence as long as no other authority has responsibility. Responsibility refers to measures taken before, during and after an emergency or crisis. We work:
◾via knowledge enhancement, support, training, exercises, regulation, supervision and our own operations.
◾in close cooperation with the municipalities, county councils, other authorities, the private sector and various organisations.
◾to achieve greater security and safety at all levels of society, from local to global
The Swedish Government steers the MSB via a body of instructions and an annual appropriation. The instructions specify the MSB’s responsibilities and tasks. The appropriation specifies the objectives and reporting requirements, as well as the resources allocated for MSB administration and MSB activities.

Ghent University, BelgiumUGent105x100
At Ghent University (Belgium), Prof. Bart Merci coordinates the International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (, with Lund University and The University of Edinburgh as partners. The research is focused on modeling of fire and smoke dynamics phenomena in numerical simulations. In the context of the CascEff project, Ghent University will therefore focus on modeling physical phenomena in tools, useful in the event of cascading effects.

Institute National de Environment et des Risques (INERIS), FranceINERIS100x100
Established by the French Government in 1990 as the National competence centre for Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection, INERIS has developed expertise in the areas of chronic and hazardous risks. The mission of INERIS is to carry out or commission studies and research programmes aimed at preventing the risks brought about by economic activities on health, the safety of persons and property and on the environment, and to provide any services intended to facilitate the adaptation of companies with this objective in mind.

Service Public Federal Interieur (KCCE), BelgiumKCCEnotext100x100
The Crisis Center is part of the Federal Public Service Interior



Safety Centre Europe (SCE), Belgium
is part of the FPC Risk group of companies. It is our vision to provide knowledge and experience on a strategic, technical and organisational level, to private and public sector to efficiently safeguard lives and assets.
Since April 2005 SCE supports its customers to achieve a high level of safety through a holistic approach towards an effective organization.

We provide the following range of services and solutions:

  • Design of an optimised crisis & emergency management organisation
  • Development of emergency response plans & pre-incident plans
  • Implementation of information management processes and innovative crisis information. management software solutions incl. NoKeos, the award winning emergency management software solution.
  • Increase your organisation’s emergency response capabilities through structured training and realistic exercises.
  • Project management of complex joint emergency management projects involving private and/or public stakeholders.

University of Lorraine, FranceUL100x100
The Université de Lorraine is a large university with more than 50 000 students in all branches of science, arts, management and human and social sciences, 61 laboratories and 10 schools of engineering. At least 4 laboratories are working in hazard or risk analysis. The main team involved in the project belongs the GeoRessources laboratory and is making researches in the field of crisis management through the development of the iCrisis tool devoted to the animation and debriefing of crisis management simulations at a strategic level.

University of Leicester, EnglandUniLeicester100x100
– is a leading teaching and research university. One of only a handful of British universities in the world’s top 200, the University is ranked 15th (out of 117) in the UK. The University of Leicester is a member of the ‘1994 Group’ of internationally recognised, research intensive universities that share a commitment to research excellence. It has an annual research income of over £41.5 million. In October 2008 the University was named University of the Year 2008-9 by the Times Higher Education at their annual awards. The judges cited Leicester’s ability to ‘evidence commitment to high quality, a belief in the synergy of teaching and research and a conviction that higher education is a power for good.

hays_1477603University of Sheffield
The Information School at the University of Sheffield is recognised nationally and internationally for its world-class research, excellence in teaching, and the achievements of its graduates. It is the leader in its field in the UK, consistently ranked number one in every national Research Assessment Exercise and achieving top-ranking positions for research environment and research impact in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It is a member of the international iSchools organisation, a group of leading cognate schools established to promote the role of the information field in shaping the future of the global information society. Further information about the School and its activities can be found on its web pages at

Northamptonshire County Council (NFRS), EnglandNorthamptonshire100x100
– is a county service providing prevention, protection and intervention capabilities to a population of 700,000 residents. Northamptonshire has a wide range of risks including a large major road and rail network, commercial and industrial sites. NFRS has 22 fire stations and 550 operational staff located throughout the county. Each station has a first response fire appliance and a variety of other capabilities such as water rescue, large animal rescue, high reach appliances and command and control vehicles. NFRS contributes to National Resilience by housing and operating high volume pumps used for wide range flooding and an mass decontamination unit used for CBRN events.

XVR the NetherlandsXVRorangewhitetext
The mission is to increase the knowledge and expertise of these professionals resulting in a better preparation for incidents and disasters. All XVR products are designed to create flexible, reliable & user-friendly simulation tools where learning is key and the instructor is in control.

Campus Vesta
Campus Vesta is a unique contemporary educational safety center, located at a transformed former military domain of 37 hectares in the province of Antwerp. The vast area offers training facilities for nearly all safety scenarios you can imagine. We dispose of a highway for training purposes, a hospital wing,  airplane and train wrecks and an apartment building for evacuation trainings, brand new facilities for toxic gas interventions and thermal imaging use exercises, sport infrastructure,…

Our main goal is to create a sustainable multidisciplinary collaboration between police, fire service professionals, medical emergency workers and disaster management specialists. Furthermore we share public knowledge with the industry. Every year we welcome hundreds of diverse companies and their employees to Campus Vesta to learn the basics of reanimation, firefighting, coping with aggression, etc.

Our knowledge centre is a magnetic field for passionate people who simply want to make a difference! As a pioneer Campus Vesta organizes multidisciplinary exercises & stimulates knowledge sharing. We also support scientific research, we promote international knowledge sharing and we train humanitarian aid workers.