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PSYcho-Social Support in CRISis Management

Objective

With the overall objective to improve psycho-social support in crisis management, the proposed project PsyCris (36-months) has the following goals: (1) status quo analysis of psychological and medical support in crises in European countries, (2) improvement of support strategies for victims and crisis managers, (3) enhancement of psycho-medical preparedness for major incidents (contingency planning), (4) development of interventions to deal with stress and reduce stress related disorders of crisis management personnel and authorities, (4) providing efficient self-help strategies to communities affected by crises and (5) investigation of long-term psychosocial, societal and cultural impact of crises.
The 11 partners of the consortium comprise research centres, public bodies, small / medium enterprises and stakeholder / end-user organisations from Germany, Spain, Israel, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Austria. As its main product, the project will provide a set of tool kits enabling (1) efficient handling of relevant data, (2) transfer of knowledge and practical competences relevant for crisis management, stress control and social support and (3) rapid decision-making in concrete crises. The tool kits are integrated within a computerised knowledge system combining e-learning and face-to-face teaching.
Research and development are based on a multi-disciplinary approach including methods from psychology (e.g. stress management, human resources management, psycho-trauma intervention), education sciences (e.g. knowledge management), informatics (e.g. decision making heuristics), engineering, sociology and health sciences. Current and possible changes in society, health systems and climate as well as cross-cultural and gender aspects are carefully considered. PsyCris will propose guidelines for preparedness, prevention and intervention for crises. The results will have a significant impact on public health, community resilience, international cooperation and cost containment.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/heuristic programming

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 100 160,80
Administrative Contact
Christine Adler (Dr.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 410 836
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Dolores Suárez Ortega (Prof.)
UMIT- PRIVATE UNIVERSITAT FUER GESUNDHEITSWISSENSCHAFTEN, MEDIZINISCHEINFORMATIK UND TECHNIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 499 949,60
Address
Eduard Wallnoefer - Zentrum 1
6060 Hall In Tirol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margit Raich (Prof.)
VIESOJI ISTAIGA KITOKIE PROJEKTAI
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 229 325,60
Address
Maironio 25-17
01125 Vilnius
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Girgzde Vilija (Ms.)
Blended Solutions GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 476 570,80
Address
Dammtorstrasse 20
20354 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Sauter (Mr.)
BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ BAVARIAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 223 642,99
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munchen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Meike Dlaboha (Mrs.)
AMUTA LE YELADIM BESIKUN
Israel
EU contribution
€ 311 300
Address
Hatzvi Street 9
67197 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tzipora Nagel-Edelstein (Ms.)
KROPFREITER DIETER - INSIGHT INSTRUMENTS DIPL. ING. DR. KROPFREITER
Austria
EU contribution
€ 175 500
Address
Steglandweg 5
5400 Hallein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dieter Kropfreiter (Dr.)
GROUPE DE SUPPORT PSYCOLOGIQUE ASBL
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 170 040
Address
Rue Robert Stumper 1
2557 Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Léon Kraus (Mr.)
COLEGIO OFICIAL DE PSICOLOGOS DE ANDALUCIA ORIENTAL COPAO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 230 200
Address
Calle San Isidro 23
18005 Granada
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuel Mariano Vera Martinez (Mr.)