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Proceedings - NEDIES Workshop - Learning our lessons: Dissemination of information on lessons learnt from disasters, EC Joint Research Centre, 24 to 25 June 2002

Project ID: 1984
Funded under: FP5-JRC

Abstract

The NEDIES project is being conducted at Ispra by the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) of the EC Joint Research Centre (JRC). The objective of the project is to support the Commission Services of the European Community, the authorities of the Member Countries and EU organisations in their effort to prevent and prepare for natural disasters and accidents and to manage their consequences. It is being extended to the Accession Countries. The project also aims to protect the citizens via the dissemination of targeted information on risk perception and awareness.

The main purpose of the Workshop was to discuss the experience of public and private sectors in the dissemination of lessons learnt from disasters. Experiences from competent authorities, non-governmental organisations, international non-profit organisations and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) were presented. The results of a NEDIES enquiry on the dissemination of the information from disasters were also discussed.

Two Round Tables concluded the Workshop. In the first Round Table, the problems related to the dissemination of information within and between the different administrations in the case of a disaster were investigated. The second Round Table was devoted to the improvement of the communication with the public in the case of a disaster.

These Proceedings contain the contributions presented at the Workshop and the main conclusions of the two Round Tables. A short presentation of EC activities in Civil Protection and Risk Management that introduced the Workshop are also included.

Additional information

Authors: COLOMBO A G, European Commission, Joint Reearch Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);VETERE ARELLANO A L (EDITORS), European Commission, Joint Reearch Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20537 EN (2002), pp.88. Free of charge; Available online at: http://nedies.jrc.it/img/Information%20Dissemination_final.pdf
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200315993 / Last updated on: 2003-03-04
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en