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Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe

Objective

In an interdisciplinary, socially inclusive and collaborative context, emBRACE aims to improve the framing of resilience in the context of disasters in Europe. It will develop a conceptual and methodological approach to clarify how the resilience capacity of a society confronted with natural hazards and disasters can be characterized, defined and measured. On the basis of a systematic evaluation of the widest literature base, the project will first elaborate an initial conceptual framework. Disaster footprints and a review of current data gaps and challenges for human impacts and development databases in providing resilience data on regional and national levels will help inform indicator development. These will then be tested and ground truthed by means of 6 well-chosen case studies across Europe exposed to different natural hazards, situated in different governance settings and socio-demographic-economic contexts.

Resilience will be contextualised through the application and evaluation of newly developed indicators and models, and will contribute to reformulation and adaption of the conceptual framework. emBRACE will considerably advance the methodologies for evaluating, modeling and assessing resilience of different actors. emBRACE will be methodologically rich, drawing on partner expertise across the research methods spectrum. It will apply these methods across scales from local to European. Stakeholders and experts will be incorporated into knowledge-sharing groups. There will be ongoing engagement with these stakeholders alongside programmed consultations during the development of the framework and model, case study work, and the reshaping of concepts, guidelines and database requirements for disasters and societal resilience. A key difference in emBRACE is the seeking out of people and groups not normally included in such fora; not as subjects of research but as partners in research and experts in their own right.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Belgium

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Debarati Guha (Prof.)
EU contribution
€ 548 093,40

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 484 000
Address
Sutherland Building College Street
NE1 8ST Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maureen Fordham (Dr.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 188 633,99
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 321 210
Address
Jingumae 5 Chome 53-70
150 8925 Shibuya Ku Tokyo

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joern Birkmann (Dr.)
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 321 210
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Schneiderbauer (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 327 470
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 119 342
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Barber (Mr.)
SEI OXFORD OFFICE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 202 068
Address
Oxford Eco Centre Roger House, Osney Mead
OX2 0ES Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ruth Butterfield (Dr.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT WSL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 324 840
Address
Zuercherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Esther Moor (Ms.)
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 278 350
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ayse Nuray Karanci (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 128 205,61
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Reynolds (Mr.)