Due to the COVID-19 measures, events can only be organized with strong limitations. This has a major impact on the events sector.
For this reason Fieldlab Events has been created by the events sector in collaboration with the Dutch government. The aim of Fieldlab Events is to develop validated building blocks, which form proof of the safe and reliable approach needed. This is done in co-creation with companies, governments, interest groups and the public. Purpose is to create trust with the national government in order to have assessment frameworks making it possible to adapt the Corona road map. The Fieldlab Events program focuses on differentiation of different events (business and public) and situations (inside and outside, static or dynamic, etc.) and accelerating the return to full operation for events.
Fieldlab Events is an initiative of the entire sector, from business to public events and from culture to sports. The program has been started up as a result of the discussions that the events industry has had with various ministries, and its joint ambition is to test various elements within the framework of health and safety that can provide insight into the possibility of easier limitations to event organizers.
The Fieldlab program was set up as a collaboration between scientists and knowledge institutions, the Top Sectors Creative Industry and Life, Sciences & Health and CLICKNL. The program is supported by the Ministries of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Education, Culture and Science (OCW), Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK) and Justice and Security (J&V).
In order to take steps forward, it is important that scientific measures are validated in the shortest possible period. In order to do this, it is important to do this in real-life settings, in actual pilots during live events; in a controlled, safe and reliable manner. The starting point is testing or researching and analysing actions, (technological) solutions and specific activities (called building blocks) that are representative of certain common situations. Together, these tests form the Fieldlab Events of the joint event organizations.
The scientific validation of building blocks and the lessons learned from the on-site pilots can help the industry to refine and nuance the testing frameworks of central government, create proposals for the Corona roadmap and further develop measures / building blocks.
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