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Culture And RISkmanagement in Man-made And Natural Disasters

Culture And RISkmanagement in Man-made And Natural Disasters

Objective

As risks are not “objective” but socially and culturally constructed, disaster management which is aware, respects, and makes use of local cultural aspects will be not only more effective but, at the same time, also improve the community’s disaster coping capacities. CARISMAND is setting out to identify these factors, to explore existing gaps and opportunities for improvement of disaster policies and procedures, and to develop a comprehensive toolkit which will allow professional as well as voluntary disaster managers to adopt culturally-aware everyday practices. This goal will be achieved by approaching the links, and gaps, between disaster management, culture and risk perception from the broadest possible multi-disciplinary perspective and, simultaneously, developing a feedback-loop between disaster management stakeholders and citizens to establish, test, and refine proposed solutions for culturally-informed best practices in disaster management. Whilst experts from a variety of fields (in particular legal, IT, cognitive science, anthropology, psychology, sociology) will undertake a comprehensive collation of existing knowledge and structures, a number of Citizen Summits and Stakeholder Assemblies will be organised. Systematically, CARISMAND will use an approach that examines natural, man-made and technical disasters, placing at the centre of attention specific aspects that affect culturally informed risk perceptions, eg whether disasters are caused intentionally or not, the different “visibility” of hazards, and various time scales of disasters such as slow/fast onset and short- and long-term effects. By organising six Citizen Summits (two per disaster category per year in two separate locations) where such disaster risks are prevalent , and three Stakeholder Assemblies (one per year) where the results are discussed through a wide cross-sectional knowledge transfer between disaster managers from different locations as well as from different cultural backgrounds.

Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Address

Broerstraat 5
9712cp Groningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 078 437,50

Participants (19)

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UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 250 118,75

PRAVO I INTERNET FOUNDATION

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 141 556,25

LABORATORIO DI SCIENZE DELLA CITTADINANZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 291 250

FONDATSIYA LIBRE

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 317 500

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 176 910

Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre

France

EU Contribution

€ 165 375

UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 77 500

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 302 316,25

Ministério da Justiça

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 28 187,50

AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 101 250

THE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR SOUTH YORKSHIRE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 102 750

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 117 625

ACADEMIA NATIONALA DE INFORMATII MIHAI VITEAZUL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 55 875

SERVICIUL DE TELECOMUNICATII SPECIALE

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 80 625

FUNDATIA PENTRU SMURD

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

PROVINCIE GRONINGEN

Netherlands

COMUNE DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 110 625

NUTCRACKER RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 244 062,50

AUTORIDADE NACIONAL DE PROTECCAO CIVIL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 56 562,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 653748

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 788 526,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 788 526,25

Coordinated by:

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands