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Population Alerting: Linking Emergencies, Resilience and Training

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608030

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2014

  • End date

    31 March 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 134 770,80

  • EU contribution

    € 998 848,38

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

United Kingdom

Objective

The main objective of POP-ALERT is to prepare societies and populations to cope with crisis and disasters in a rapid, effective and efficient way by blending traditional Crisis Preparedness & First-Reaction strategies with the use of innovative contemporary tools.
POP-ALERT proposes to undertake thorough behavioural research and take traditional Crisis Management research a step further by carrying out a series of empirical studies, taking into account new issues related to targeting both local populations and visitors such as expats or tourists (cultural differences, language barriers, etc.), in order to create a framework to facilitate the assessment of the population’s capacity to absorb and preparedness to make use of different Crisis Management strategies and technologies developed at the EU level.
POP-ALERT will identify specific target success stories within existing and past community preparedness programmes and put together a portfolio of case studies on social networking and community self-reliance initiatives which could potentially be replicated to crisis with a European dimension and to cross-border disasters.
The project will seek to study the best ways to blend contemporary tools with the existing practices identified in order to create flexible and easily deployable toolkits for preparing and alarming the European population in case of a crisis. The approach this project proposes for improving the current practices revolves around the use of messaging and cultural sharing technologies to create awareness using technologies and approaches that offer the best form of accessibility and penetration by citizens and authorities.
POP-ALERT will propose a pilot project (designing criteria for selection of the area and population to be involved in the pilot, developing scenarios and objectives) in order to test the generic methodologies and to assess their effectiveness in raising an improved level of preparedness of the community.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

Address

Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich
Se10 9ls London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 121 873

Administrative Contact

Elisabeth Bacon (Prof.)

Participants (11)

EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR SECURITY SCRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 339 210,50

ASSOCIATION COMITE NATIONAL FRANCAIS DU CTIF (COMITE TECHNIQUE INTERNATIONAL DE PREVENTION ET D EXTINCTION DU FEU)

France

EU Contribution

€ 121 338

ALTRAN BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 84 449,75

CAMARA MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 27 713

TRAINING 4 RESILIENCE LLP

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 79 770,64

Siemens Schweiz AG

Switzerland

EDISOFT-EMPRESA DE SERVICOS E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE SOFTWARE SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 37 904,75

KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 45 127,25

UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 31 165,89

SERVICE DEPARTEMENTAL D'INCENDIE ET DE SECOURS DE LA HAUTE-CORSE

France

EU Contribution

€ 34 240

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 76 055,60

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608030

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2014

  • End date

    31 March 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 134 770,80

  • EU contribution

    € 998 848,38

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

United Kingdom