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Expecting the unexpected and know how to respond

Objective

In recent years crises and disasters (Eyjafjallajökull and Deepwater Horizon 2010, Fukushima Daiichi 2011) have made it obvious that a more resilient approach to preparing for and dealing with such events is needed. DARWIN will improve response to expected and unexpected crises affecting critical infrastructures and social structures. It addresses the management of both man-made events (e.g. cyber-attacks) and natural events (e.g. earthquakes).

The main objective is the development of European resilience management guidelines. These will improve the ability of stakeholders to anticipate, monitor, respond, adapt, learn and evolve, to operate efficiently in the face of crises. Guidelines will be presented in formats for easy usage and maintenance to avoid them being dust-collectors on a shelf. To enable dynamic, user-friendly guidelines the project will adapt innovative tools (e.g. serious gaming, training packages), test and validate the guidelines, and establish knowledge about how organisations can implement guidelines to improve resilience.

A multidisciplinary approach is applied, involving experts in the field of resilience, crisis and risk management, social media and service providers in the Air Traffic Management and health care domains. To ensure transnational, cross-sector applicability, long-term relevance and uptake of project results, a Community of Crisis and Resilience Practitioners (CoCRP) will be established, including stakeholders and end-users from other domains and critical infrastructures and resilience experts. The CoCRP will be involved in an iterative evaluation process to provide feedback on the guidelines.

The target beneficiaries of DARWIN are crisis management actors and stakeholders responsible for public safety, such as critical infrastructures and service providers, which might be affected by a crisis, as well as the public and media.

The project duration will be 36 months, requesting financing of €4.9M.

Call for proposal

H2020-DRS-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 179 060

Participants (9)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 369 946,25
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
C.C.I.C.C. LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 350 760
Address
5 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge
D04 PD25 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEEP BLUE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 623 643,75
Address
Via Ennio Quirino Visconti 8
00193 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENAV SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 408 348,75
Address
Via Salaria 716
00138 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 290 073,75
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 748 635
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
OSTERGOTLANDS LANS LANDSTING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 742 858,75
Address
Larsgatan 49B
581 91 Linkoping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 334 000
Address
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84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 951 570
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations