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Enhancing risk management partnerships for catastrophic natural disasters in Europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308438

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2012

  • End date

    30 November 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 687 123,19

  • EU contribution

    € 5 992 084,80

Coordinated by:

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

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.

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

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 462 950

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 456 398

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 407 780

UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 291 822,40

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 403 649,60

EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 334 800

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 250 395

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 182 250

HKV LIJN IN WATER BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 174 750

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 211 200

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 169 944,27

ACADEMIA DE STUDII ECONOMICE DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 59 250

HASKOLI ISLANDS

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 235 226,86

UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 193 521,25

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 56 155,20

Willis Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 32 000

EMPRESA MIXTA VALENCIANA DE AGUAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 48 750

OPENTRACK RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 85 500

PERSPECTIVES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 84 000

AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PREVENZIONE, L'AMBIENTE E L'ENERGIA DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 97 500

WADDEN SEA FORUM e.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 65 500,20

METACORTEX - CONSULTORIA E MODELACAO DE RECURSOS NATURAIS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 46 787,14

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308438

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2012

  • End date

    30 November 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 687 123,19

  • EU contribution

    € 5 992 084,80

Coordinated by:

STICHTING VU

Netherlands