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Expecting the unexpected and know how to respond

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.
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SINTEF AS

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Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim

Norway

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 179 060

Participants (9)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 369 946,25

C.C.I.C.C. LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 350 760

DEEP BLUE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 623 643,75

ENAV SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 408 348,75

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 290 073,75

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 748 635

OSTERGOTLANDS LAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 742 858,75

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 334 000

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 951 570

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 653289

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 998 896,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 998 896,25

Coordinated by:

SINTEF AS

Norway

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