ISS (Istituto Superiore di Sanitá) is the Italian National institute for Health and works on the healthcare aspects of the DARWIN project. Within Darwin, ISS plays the role of user organisation in the healthcare domain. Thanks to its national healthcare network, ISS facilitates and supports the involvement of other Italian health stakeholders in Darwin activities. Particularly, ISS leads tasks around integrating healthcare in to the generic resilience crisis management guidelines, and in the pilots and evaluation phases of the guidelines.
Posted on: 13-05-2016
DARWIN project coordinator, Dr. Ivonne Herrera, recently attended Safety Days-Before, during and after crises in our region, for the middle of Norway region. The event brought together emergency responders, emergency managers, policy makers, as well as academics and researchers for two days in April in Norway. Safety Days aimed to share experience and knowledge in order to optimise crisis management and emergency response. Collaboration across sectors was a key theme for this event, and as such was of particular relevance to DARWIN, as we aim to develop DARWIN Resilience Management Guidelines (DRMG).Read More
Posted on: 05-05-2016
The main objective of DARWIN Work Package 2 (WP2) is the design of the generic, i.e., domain-independent, resilient crisis management guidelines. As a result, it is central to DARWIN, and is directly related to the project’s scope and objectives. Based on requirements and inputs from Work Package 1 (WP1), generic guidelines will first be designed. They will then be adapted to the specific domains of Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Healthcare, tasks led by DARWIN expert partners ENAV and ISS (respectively). WP2 interacts with Work Package 3 (WP3) to provide access to and training on the guidelines, and with Work Package 4 (WP4) to evaluate the guidelines.Read More
Posted on: 26-05-2016
The City Resilience Index, a tool created by the Rockefeller Foundation and Arup, helps cities identify their strengths and weaknesses, in order to prepare for the distresses of climate change and natural disasters. Drawing on lessons learned from previous catastrophes that caused severe significant societal damage, the City Resilience Index is designed to be used as a self-evaluation service that governments can take advantage of at no cost. The Rockefeller Foundation continually puts resources into resiliency research, with the City Resilience Index adding to their 100 Resilient Cities Challenge! https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/disaster-preparation-city-resilience-indexRead More