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Enhancing risk management partnerships for catastrophic natural disasters in Europe

Objective

The main goal of the ENHANCE project is to develop and analyse new ways to enhance society’s resilience to catastrophic natural hazard impacts, by providing new scenarios and information in selected hazard cases in close collaboration with stakeholders, and by contributing to the development of new multi-sector partnerships (MSPs) to reduce or redistribute risk. Innovation in MSPs is essential, as (ineffective) cooperation between public, private and civil society institutions often leads to failures in risk management. The ENHANCE proposal is unique as it studies the potential for new MSPs for managing different catastrophic hazards, related to heat waves, forest fires, flood, drought, storm surge, and volcanic eruptions. Key to successful partnerships is a common understanding of risks and the implications of proposed risk reduction instruments. Therefore, ENHANCE facilitates a participatory process to develop MSPs in cases studies at different geographical- and spatial scales in Europe. The main products of ENHANCE are a) a harmonised dynamic scenarios of vulnerability, exposure, and hazard at the pan-European scale, using existing information and new probabilistic approaches for multi-hazards, heat-waves, forest fires, floods, droughts, storm surges, and volcanic eruptions; b) guidelines and key features for enhancing MSP interaction in successful resilience enhancement and risk reduction, pre-tested via participatory workshops on risk-based scenarios; c) methods for linking MSPs to novel scientific risk scenarios and assessments; d) a toolbox of economic instruments and non-structural mitigation measures at the national, regional, and local levels developed in a participatory manner and aimed at assessing risk and increasing societal resilience; and e) policy recommendations to the EU and HFA signatories delivered through a dissemination platform for enhancing resilience from high political levels to local communities. ENHANCE offers a team that consists of scientific research institutes, public policy organisations including UNISDR, private sector specialists and an NGO that ensure societal relevance and the feasibility of implementation of our deliverables. Within 10 case studies public and private partners will be approached to develop MSPs and to test our methods. Finally, the project will ensure that its products will impact target groups through a dissemination strategy, developed in close collaboration with members of an external advisory board.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
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Coordinator

STICHTING VU
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 131 954,88
Administrative Contact
Jeroen Aerts (Prof.)

Participants (23)

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 510 000
Address
Corso Magenta 63 Complesso Immobiliare Le Stelline
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Eberle (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 462 950
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Simone Lantz (Ms.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 456 398
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Riley Susan (Ms.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 407 780
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Swenja Surminski (Dr.)
UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 291 822,40
Address
Avenue De La Paix 14
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefanie Dannenmann-Di Palma (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 403 649,60
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Debarati Guha (Prof.)
EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 334 800
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168/25
1150 Brussel
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert Sanders (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 395
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
José Antonio Pérez García (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 182 250
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Pialek (Ms.)
HKV LIJN IN WATER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 174 750
Address
Botter 11 29
8232 JN Lelystad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Hartman (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 211 200
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Walker (Mr.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 169 944,27
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349 017 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Da Graça Côrte-Real Mira Da Silva Abrantes (Prof.)
ACADEMIA DE STUDII ECONOMICE DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 59 250
Address
Piata Romana 6 Op 22 Sector 1
010374 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva - Cristina Petrescu (Dr.)
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 235 226,86
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gudmundur Freyr Ulfarsson (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 521,25
Address
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Regina Gerber (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 56 155,20
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
Willis Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 32 000
Address
Lime Street 51
EC3M 7DQ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gero Michel (Dr.)
EMPRESA MIXTA VALENCIANA DE AGUAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 48 750
Address
Avenida Reino De Valencia 28
46005 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Macian Cervera (Mr.)
OPENTRACK RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 85 500
Address
Kaasgrabengasse 19
1190 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Schöbel (Dr.)
PERSPECTIVES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 84 000
Address
Baumeisterstrasse 2
20099 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sonja Butzengeiger-Geyer (Mrs.)
AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PREVENZIONE, L'AMBIENTE E L'ENERGIA DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 97 500
Address
Via Po 5
40139 Bologna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Barbara Ramponi (Dr.)
WADDEN SEA FORUM e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 65 500,20
Address
Virchowstrasse 1
26382 Wilhelmshaven
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Manfred Vollmer (Mr.)
METACORTEX - CONSULTORIA E MODELACAO DE RECURSOS NATURAIS SA

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 46 787,14
Address
Rua Soares De Passos 10 B
1300 537 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos Amaral Netto (Mr.)