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Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 04 Dicembre 2020 alle 12:44:57

‘LINKS’, a Project Funded by the European Commission, is Identifying Ways to Strengthen Disaster Resilience Through the Uses of Social Media and Crowdsourcing Technologies

The project brings together 15 participating organisations and 2 associated partners across Europe and beyond, to investigate how social media and crowdsourcing can be used in disaster management processes

LINKS - Antonio Opromolla

LINKS ‘Strengthening links between technologies and society for European disaster resilience’ is a project financed by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (Grant Agreement No. 883490). The aim of the project is to conduct a comprehensive study on the uses and impacts of social media and crowdsourcing (SMCS) for disaster management purposes, and to better understand the ways in which the different stakeholders can collaborate in these processes. The primary objectives of LINKS are twofold. The project is developing the LINKS Framework, comprised of methods, tools and guidelines for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers, in order to optimise the uses of SMCS in disaster management. The Framework will be evaluated across 5 different cases including earthquakes in Italy, flooding in Denmark, industrial hazards in the Netherland, and drought and terrorism in Germany.

Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 27 Ottobre 2020 alle 09:14:18

Strong governance, reduced risks

Reducing climate change effects and risks in Bosnia and Herzegovina by identifying opportunities and turning knowledge into action

la Mostarac, Sladjana Bundalo, and Andrea Egan

In March 2019 eight members of the Civil Protection Rescue Unit in the city of Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, were certified for water rescue - through the International Rafting Federation, Swiftwater and Whitewater Rescue Technician training. Equipped with high quality boats, suits, safety and other equipment, these are the people that you want responding next time a flood hits.

Strong governance = Resilience
We are witnessing the devastating effects of disasters. The aftermath proves that each country must act to make development efforts risk-informed and climate-smart. 

This year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is all about governance. You can measure good disaster risk governance in lives saved, reduced numbers of disaster-affected people, and reduced economic losses.

COVID-19 and the climate emergency are telling us that we need clear vision, comprehensive plans, and competent, empowered institutions acting on scientific evidence for the public good.



Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 29 Maggio 2020 alle 17:14:05

COVID-19: Emergency, Recovery and Improvement

Monica Cardarilli

Il Joint Reseach Centre della Commissione Europea, in collaborazione con l'University College di Londra, ha recentemente avviato uno studio a livello europeo per comprendere le percezioni, i bisogni e le priorità del pubblico interessato dall'emergenza del Coronavirus (COVID-19). Auspichiamo di identificare le carenze nella risposta, ed iniziale ripresa, dall'emergenza COVID-19 nonchè di fornire ai decisori politici una guida pratica basata sull'evidenza per mitigare ulteriori impatti sulla società ed economia. Il questionario è completamente anonimo e copre i paesi membri dell'UE e il Regno Unito.

Il sondaggio è accessibile all'indirizzo: https://bit.ly/2xYmuwm

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Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 12 Ottobre 2017 alle 12:31:19

European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) Roadmap 2015-2020


The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted at the 3rd UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in March 2015 in Sendai, Japan and endorsed by the UN General Assembly in June 2015, has provided disaster risk management actors with a series of new guidelines.

Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 05 Ottobre 2017 alle 12:19:21

Disaster risk reduction and security in the OSCE area: Project highlights


The OSCE implemented a two-year project (2015-2017) “Disaster Risk Reduction and Security in the OSCE Area” in South-Eastern Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia) and Central Asia (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan), which aimed to improve disaster risk governance in municipalities and communities by providing assistance in development of local DRR plans, as well as increase public participation in preparation of plans and strengthen transboundary cooperation.

Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 23 Marzo 2017 alle 12:58:57

Strengthening preparedness for complex emergency situations


Led by the French Red Cross, the Multi-site Events Response and Coordinated Intervention (MERCI) project was launched in Paris on 1-2 March. It brings together partners from the Bulgarian Red Cross, the Italian Red Cross, the Spanish Red Cross, the Portuguese Red Cross and the Red Cross EU Office to assess the needs of responders, to analyse current knowledge, existing practices and tools, and to develop guidelines and adaptable operational protocols for the management of multi-site crises.

Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 02 Marzo 2017 alle 09:47:54

Floods, memories and resilience


What can we learn from studying people's flood memories? And how do these memories relate to resilience? A while ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop at Northumbria University, UK, dedicated to “Concepts and Practices of Flood Management in the UK; Vietnam and the Global South”. Organised by political scientist Oliver Hensengerth, and sponsored by the British Academy’s Newton Fund, it brought together a number of people who spoke about different approaches to living with floods from different places in the world, particularly Vietnam and the UK. The juxtaposition of experiences from these two rather different places was in itself interesting, as were a lot of the other things we heard and discussed, including the additional challenges to water management that come with successful flood control in the Mekong Delta (as people get used to dry land, and as sedimentation decreases with controlled irrigation), or the ideas about knowledge and community that guide the flood risk management policy of the UK Environment Agency. 

Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 28 Febbraio 2017 alle 14:37:10

Europe leads on resilient cultural heritage


TURIN, Italy, 22 February 2017 – Europe has launched a new drive to protect its heritage sites from the risk of disasters, an issue given added urgency by a string of earthquakes that wrecked age-old buildings in central Italy. The ResCult project, short for “Increasing Resilience of Cultural Heritage” and unveiled on Monday in the northern Italian city of Turin, offers a powerful means for civil protection departments, heritage ministries, local governments, European Union authorities, private investors and communities to work hand in hand on the issue.

Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 20 Luglio 2016 alle 14:06:21

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Integrated methodology for flood hazard, risk maps


Within the framework of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Project „Technology transfer for climate resilient flood management in Vrbas River Basin", presentation of the first integrated methodology for development of flood hazard maps and risk maps in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was held in Sarajevo. This methodology as well as the maps to be based on it, represent one of the main tools in the flood risk management from the entity level to the local community.

Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 23 Giugno 2016 alle 10:11:43

European Commission launches Sendai Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction


The European Commission is launching today an Action Plan to promote disaster risk reduction and its integration in EU policies. A year ago, under the leadership of EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides, the EU played a key role in the negotiations of a new international framework for disaster risk reduction, adopted at the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan.

Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 09 Giugno 2016 alle 09:38:08

Europe adapts as climate change becomes reality


The last two years were the warmest ever recorded, with 2016 on track to break that record again after April became the seventh consecutive month to be the hottest on record, according to NASA data. Many of Europe’s river and sea defences are ill-prepared for the surges and heavy rain that will come, while reservoirs aren’t big enough to cope with protracted periods of hot, dry weather.

Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 02 Giugno 2016 alle 09:34:59

The European Union provides support for the Caribbean to cope with drought


The impact of natural disasters is increasing, despite countries' efforts to reduce it. Over the past year, drought has affected more than 6.2 million people in the Caribbean, especially in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Irregular and insufficient rainfall throughout 2015 has caused loss of crop and livestock in the region. For the third consecutive year, some people are facing periods of drought that threaten their livelihood, with the most vulnerable groups being small producers, day-labourers and people with no land of their own.

Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 14 Aprile 2016 alle 11:08:26

New 7-million-euro project to help mitigate flood risks - Macedonia


The Programme, funded in the amount of 10 million euros, has been designed to help the country overcome the damage caused by flooding in 2015 and to reconstruct and upgrade the country’s flood prevention infrastructure over the next two and a half years.

Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 14 Aprile 2016 alle 10:43:21

New 7-million-euro project to help mitigate flood risks - Macedonia


The Programme, funded in the amount of 10 million euros, has been designed to help the country overcome the damage caused by flooding in 2015 and to reconstruct and upgrade the country’s flood prevention infrastructure over the next two and a half years. The second contract comprises a 7-million-euro project to support the implementation of priority measures to mitigate the risk of floods in some of the country’s most affected areas. The first 3-million euro project, signed on 11 December 2015, focuses on the reconstruction of damaged roads and bridges, and its implementation is already in progress.

Protezione Civile » Notizie area UE, 07 Aprile 2016 alle 18:06:38

Prevention and preparedness: an integrated approach to disaster risk management in Turkey

World Bank

In 2011 Nisanur Kepceler watched with a heavy heart as her school was razed to the ground.“I was so upset,” says Kepceler, a student in Istanbul, Turkey, “I didn’t want to see it demolished.”Her sorrow, however, soon turned to joy as she settled into her new, modern school, which was erected were her old school had once stood. Not only was this new building larger and better equipped with art supplies, laboratory tools, and other school equipment – it was also more structurally sound and better able to withstand the shock from an earthquake.


“I feel lucky and special to study in such a modern school like this. I feel safer in this new school,” admits Kepceler.

Resting at the confluence of several tectonic plates, Turkey is no stranger to seismic activity. Over the last two decades no fewer than nine strong earthquakes – registering between 6.0-6.9 on the Richter scale – have occurred across the country. At least three major earthquakes, registering between 7.0-7.9, also occurred during this time. The worst, a 7.6 quake in Izmit was devastating - leveling buildings, killing more than 18,000 people and injuring more than 43,000 people.


articolo completo: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/04/01/prevention-and-preparedness-an-integrated-approach-to-disaster-risk-management-in-turkey

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