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RESILENS: Realising European ReSiliencE for CritIcaL INfraStructure

Objective

Critical infrastructure (CI) provides the essential functions and services that support European societal, economic and environmental systems. As both natural and man-made disaster and crises situations become more common place, the need to ensure the resilience of CI so that it is capable of withstanding, adapting and recovering from adverse events is paramount. Moving resilience from a conceptual understanding to applied, operational measures that integrate best practice from the related realm of risk management and vulnerability assessment is the focus of the RESILENS project. RESILENS (Realising European ReSILiencE for CritIcaL INfraStructure) will develop a European Resilience Management Guideline (ERMG) to support the practical application of resilience to all CI sectors. Accompanying the ERMG will be a Resilience Management Matrix and Audit Toolkit which will enable a resilience score to be attached to an individual CI, organisation (e.g. CI provider) and at different spatial scales (urban, regional, national and transboundary) which can then be iteratively used to direct users to resilience measures that will increase their benchmarked future score. Other resilience methods including substitution processes and measures to tackle cascading effects will also be developed. The ERMG and resilience management methods will be tested and validated through stakeholder engagement, table-top exercises and three large-scale pilots (transport CI, electricity CI and water CI). The ERMG and accompanying resilience methods will be hosted on an interactive web based platform, the RESILENS Decision Support Platform (RES-DSP). The RES-DSP will also host an e-learning hub that will provide further guidance and training on CI resilience. Overall, RESILENS aims to increase and optimise the uptake of resilience measures by CI providers and guardians, first responders, civil protection personnel and wider societal stakeholders of Member States and Associated Countries.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-DRS-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUTURE ANALYTICS CONSULTING LIMITED
Address
Fitzwilliam Square 23
D02 RV08 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 602 955

Participants (11)

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 406 500
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 473 127,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 439 750
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
M T R S 3 SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 422 250
Address
13 Stern Avraham
4641213 Herzliya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FACTOR SOCIAL - CONSULTORIA EM PSICO - SOCIOLOGIA E AMBIENTE LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 239 202,50
Address
Av Luis Bivar N 85 C
1050 143 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SFJ AWARDS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 405 088,75
Address
Distington House 26 Atlas Way
S4 7QQ Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 201 718,75
Address
Bruederstrasse 53
51427 Bergisch Gladbach
Activity type
Research Organisations
EDP DISTRIBUICAO ENERGIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 750
Address
Rua Camilo Castelo Branco 43
1050 044 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EASTERN AND MIDLAND REGIONAL ASSEMBLY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 286 250
Address
3Rd Floor North, Ballymun Civic Centre
Dublin 9 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CAMARA MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 168 750
Address
Pacos Do Concelho Praca Do Municipio
1100-365 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
IRISH WATER
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 207 500
Address
24-26 Talbot Street
Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)