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Integrated health, social and economic impacts of extreme events: Evidence, methods and tools

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36877

  • Start date

    1 February 2007

  • End date

    31 January 2011

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 599 044

  • EU contribution

    € 5 000 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

Objective

Recent events such as the Pakistan earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, the Indian Ocean tsunami and the European heat waves of 2003 reveal the vulnerability of societies to extreme events. The goal of this project is to strengthen prevention, mitigation and preparedness strategies in order to reduce the health, social and economic impacts of extreme events on communities.

The objectives of the MICRODIS project are to strengthen the scientific and empirical foundation on the relationship between extreme events and their impacts; to develop and integrate knowledge, concepts, methods and databases towards a common global approach and to improve human resources and coping capacity in Asia and Europe through training and knowledge sharing. This integrated project involves partners from Asia and Europe, including research, policy and ground roots institutions.

The outputs will include an evidence-base on impacts, field methodologies and tools for data compilation, impact models, and integrated vulnerability assessments. It will also strengthen standardised data collection of extreme events and their impacts at local, regional and global levels.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Address

1 Place De L'UniversitÉ
Louvain-La-Neuve

Belgium

Participants (18)

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE

United Kingdom

TYOETERVEYSLAITOS.

Finland

JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY

India

UNIVERSITY OF DELHI

India

HANOI SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Vietnam

UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA

Indonesia

RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR MINDANAO CULTURE INC

Philippines

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR THE COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS

United States

EVAPLAN GMBH AM UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG

Germany

SWECO GROENER AS

Norway

VOLUNTARY HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF INDIA

India

CITIZENS' DISASTER RESPONSE CENTER FOUNDATION, INC

Philippines

STICHTING HEALTHNET INTERNATIONAL - TRANSCULTURAL PSYCHOSOCIAL ORGANIZATION

Netherlands

FERURBAT SARL

France

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG

Germany

HUE COLLEGE OF ECONOMICS - HUE UNIVERSITY

Vietnam

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36877

  • Start date

    1 February 2007

  • End date

    31 January 2011

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 599 044

  • EU contribution

    € 5 000 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium