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Culture And RISkmanagement in Man-made And Natural Disasters

Objective

As risks are not “objective” but socially and culturally constructed, disaster management which is aware, respects, and makes use of local cultural aspects will be not only more effective but, at the same time, also improve the community’s disaster coping capacities. CARISMAND is setting out to identify these factors, to explore existing gaps and opportunities for improvement of disaster policies and procedures, and to develop a comprehensive toolkit which will allow professional as well as voluntary disaster managers to adopt culturally-aware everyday practices. This goal will be achieved by approaching the links, and gaps, between disaster management, culture and risk perception from the broadest possible multi-disciplinary perspective and, simultaneously, developing a feedback-loop between disaster management stakeholders and citizens to establish, test, and refine proposed solutions for culturally-informed best practices in disaster management. Whilst experts from a variety of fields (in particular legal, IT, cognitive science, anthropology, psychology, sociology) will undertake a comprehensive collation of existing knowledge and structures, a number of Citizen Summits and Stakeholder Assemblies will be organised. Systematically, CARISMAND will use an approach that examines natural, man-made and technical disasters, placing at the centre of attention specific aspects that affect culturally informed risk perceptions, eg whether disasters are caused intentionally or not, the different “visibility” of hazards, and various time scales of disasters such as slow/fast onset and short- and long-term effects. By organising six Citizen Summits (two per disaster category per year in two separate locations) where such disaster risks are prevalent , and three Stakeholder Assemblies (one per year) where the results are discussed through a wide cross-sectional knowledge transfer between disaster managers from different locations as well as from different cultural backgrounds.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/natural disaster

Call for proposal

H2020-DRS-2014
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 078 437,50

Participants (19)

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 250 118,75
Address
University Campus, Tal-qroqq
2080 Msida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PRAVO I INTERNET FOUNDATION
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 141 556,25
Address
54 Balgarska Morava Str Fl 7
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
LABORATORIO DI SCIENZE DELLA CITTADINANZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 291 250
Address
Via Guido Reni 56
00195 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDATSIYA LIBRE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 317 500
Address
64 Dimitar Petkov Str Entr B Fl 3
1309 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 176 910
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre
France
EU contribution
€ 165 375
Address
C/o Cea, Bât. Sâbles, Centre Dam - Ile De France, Bruyères Le Châtel
91297 Arpajon
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 77 500
Address
Dr Zorana Dindica 1
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 302 316,25
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Ministério da Justiça

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 28 187,50
Address
Praça Do Comércio S/n
1149-019 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 101 250
Address
Plaza Ayuntamiento 1
46002 Valencia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR SOUTH YORKSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 102 750
Address
5 Carbrook Hall Road
S9 2EH Sheffield
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 117 625
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACADEMIA NATIONALA DE INFORMATII MIHAI VITEAZUL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 55 875
Address
Soseaua Odaii 20
013601 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SERVICIUL DE TELECOMUNICATII SPECIALE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 80 625
Address
Splaiul Independentei 323 A Sector 6
060044 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FUNDATIA PENTRU SMURD
Romania
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Str. Gheorghe Marinescu Nr. 50
540136 Targu Mures
Activity type
Other
PROVINCIE GRONINGEN

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Sint Jansstraat 4
9700 AP Groningen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMUNE DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 110 625
Address
Piazza Signoria 1
50122 Firenze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NUTCRACKER RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 244 062,50
Address
67 Kensington Road
UB5 6AW Northolt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUTORIDADE NACIONAL DE EMERGENCIA EPROTECAO CIVIL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 56 562,50
Address
Avenida Do Forte De Carnaxide
2794 112 Carnaxide
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)