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Enhancing resilience of communities and territories facing natural and na-tech hazards

Objectif

Since a long time vulnerability is a key concept in disaster literature. Nevertheless the majority of studies and grants have been allocated to hazards related research, neglecting the influence of vulnerability of exposed systems on the death toll and losses in case of natural or man made disasters. There is the need to better identify and measure also the ability of menaced and affected communities and territorial systems to respond. This is the starting point of the ENSURE project. The overall objective of ENSURE is to structure vulnerability assessment model(s) in a way that different aspects of physical, systemic, social and economic vulnerability will be integrated as much as possible in a coherent framework. The ENSURE approach starts from the recognition that for all considered hazards most of damages and most of vulnerabilities arise from the territory, including artefacts, infrastructures and facilities. They may well represent its material skeleton: physical vulnerability is therefore entirely “contained” at a territorial level. Other vulnerabilities, such as systemic, economic and social have interactions with the territory, but cannot be entirely determined at a territorial level. The project will start by assessing the state of the art in different fields related to various vulnerability aspects as they have been tackled until today in Europe and internationally. The core of the project consists in integrated models comprising already existing models to assess vulnerability and develop new ones for those aspects that have been neglected until now. The research objective is therefore to achieve progress with respect to each individual sector of vulnerability and to enhance the capability of assessing interconnections among them in a dynamic way, identifying driving forces of vulnerability, that make communities change for the good or for the worse as far as their ability to cope with extreme events is concerned.

Appel à propositions

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Régime de financement

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinateur

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
Adresse
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
France
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contribution de l’UE
€ 224 562
Contact administratif
Hormoz Modaressi (Prof.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 81 420
Adresse
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Gennaro Doria (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 134 262
Adresse
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Paul Schoonackers (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Suisse
Contribution de l’UE
€ 106 282,90
Adresse
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Costanza Bonadonna (Prof.)
CHAROKOPEIO PANEPISTIMIO
Greece
Contribution de l’UE
€ 115 820,11
Adresse
Eleftheriou Venizelou 70
17671 Athina
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Kalliopi Sapountzaki (Prof.)
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israël
Contribution de l’UE
€ 111 000,01
Adresse
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Itzhak Benenson (Prof.)
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 138 980
Adresse
The Burroughs, Hendon .
NW4 4BT London
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Amanda Wade (Ms.)
T6 ECOSYSTEMS SRL
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 180 580,22
Adresse
Via Aureliana 63
00187 Roma
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Mauro Giorgetti (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 167 279,92
Adresse
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Massimo Depau (Dr.)
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 128 446,84
Adresse
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Juergen Kropp (Dr.)