Network & Cooperations

Our network partners and cooperations

Stronger together

For us, exchange and networking are an important aspect of our daily work. That’s why we participate in numerous networks, are partners in joint projects and collaborate with other organisations. Because together, we are even stronger and more innovative. Find out more about our network and the institutions we cooperate with.

ASW is short for “Allianz für Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft” (Alliance for Security in Industry and Commerce). It’s the association’s mission to actively foster security. ASW is a partner in political legislation, a communication partner for the media and a hinge between security authorities and the business community. To achieve this, ASW cooperates with all major organisations in the intelligence and police community as well as other security agencies, and seeks to open and maintain channels for the communication of vital information between agencies and companies. We are a member of the regional association ASW Norddeutschland e.V. and a supporting member of the ASW-Bundesverband (ASW Federal Association).

Cyber Security Cluster Bonn brings together cumulative cyber security knowledge, years of expertise, comprehensive know-how and high-end technology. The result is an innovative IT security cluster, in which business, politics and research combine their unique competencies in an optimal manner. Alongside approximately 100 other members from all over Germany, we also belong to the association.

The European Emergency Number Association (EENA) was founded to develop a common emergency number service in Europe under 112. The non-profit organisation headquartered in Brussels helps to ensure that the Europe-wide emergency number 112 is known to everyone residing in the EU and that high-quality help is provided quickly. EENA shares best practices and supports the cooperation of police, rescue services, scientists and authorities.

The joint project “Optimierung der Risiko- und Krisenkommunikation von Regierungen, Behörden und Organisationen der Gesundheitssicherung” (Optimisation of the Risk and Crisis Communication of Governments, Authorities and Health Care Institutions), MIRKKOMM for short, is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Since the autumn of 2021, it has been examining the risk and crisis communication of the federal and state governments, municipalities, the media and new public players during the Corona pandemic. mecom is a practice partner in this project, which is coordinated by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). Further partners are the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), the Technische Universität Ilmenau, the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences and the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). The project is supported by many associated partners, such as the Robert Koch Institut (RKI), the German Federal Ministry of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH and the Advisory Board.

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, OASIS for short, is an international organisation for the development of open interoperable and globally applicable standards for markup languages (SDO). The standardisation of alerts is another issue to which OASIS dedicates itself. For instance, the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee (EM-TC) developed the standard Common Alerting Protocol (CAP). We are a member of the globally active non-profit consortium OASIS Open.

The Public Safety Communication Europe Forum (PSCE) is an important player in the field of public safety in Europe. The PSCE drives innovation and fosters the exchange of experts in the sector. The independent organisation was founded in 2008 as a result of a project financed by the European Commission. Since then, it has evolved into an independent forum where representatives from public safety organisations, industry and research meet to share ideas and best practices, develop roadmaps and improve the future of public safety communication.

TISA, the Traveller Information Services Association, is a non-profit organisation all about travel – worldwide. It sets global, open transport and travel information standards and guidelines to ensure that travel becomes safer, more efficient and therefore more sustainable in the future. Among other things, TISA is developing the TPEG format, a new standardised format that can be used to receive alerts in cars. This is where we at mecom actively contribute our expertise and provide development support.

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