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Population Alerting: Linking Emergencies, Resilience and Training

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
Address
Park Row Greenwich Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9LS London
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Bacon (Prof.)
EU contribution
€ 121 873

Participants (11)

EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR SECURITY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 339 210,50
Address
Avenue Des Arts 46
1000 Bruxelles

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hara Caracostas (Ms.)
ASSOCIATION COMITE NATIONAL FRANCAIS DU CTIF (COMITE TECHNIQUE INTERNATIONAL DE PREVENTION ET D EXTINCTION DU FEU)
France
EU contribution
€ 121 338
Address
Rue Breguet 32
75011 Paris

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dennis Davis (Mr.)
ALTRAN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 84 449,75
Address
H. Walaardt Secrestraat 405
1117 BM Schiphol Oost

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sietske Van Deudekom (Mrs.)
CAMARA MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 27 713
Address
Pacos Do Concelho Praca Do Municipio
1100-365 Lisboa

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Telhado (Dr.)
TRAINING 4 RESILIENCE LLP
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 79 770,64
Address
Shepherds Hill - Fieldcroft
SP8 5HX Buckhorn Weston

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beverley Osborne (Mrs.)
Siemens Schweiz AG

Participation ended

Switzerland
Address
Albisriederstrasse 245
8047 Zurich

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enzo Peduzzi (Mr.)
EDISOFT-EMPRESA DE SERVICOS E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE SOFTWARE SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 37 904,75
Address
Rua Calvet Magalhaes 245
2770 153 Paco De Arcos

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nuno Ramos (Mr.)
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 45 127,25
Address
P Kanellopoulou 4 St
10177 Athina

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
George Leventakis (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 31 165,89
Address
Parkgate Road
CH1 4BJ Chester

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Armstrong (Mrs.)
SERVICE DEPARTEMENTAL D'INCENDIE ET DE SECOURS DE LA HAUTE-CORSE
France
EU contribution
€ 34 240
Address
Lieu Dit Casetta
20600 Furiani

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marien Setti (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 76 055,60
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agatha Keller (Ms.)