Are you a resilience expert, a critical infrastructure manager, a crisis and emergency response manager, first responder, a policy maker, a service provider or end-user working with critical infrastructures?

Come join the DARWIN Community of Practitioners.

DARWIN is a research and innovation project funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme. The project is focused on improving responses to expected and unexpected crises during natural disasters (e.g. earthquakes) and man-made events (e.g. cyber-attacks).

To achieve this, DARWIN is developing resilience management guidelines aimed at a broad range of stakeholders, including practitioners and academics working within the crisis management and resilience domains. The guidelines will improve the ability of stakeholders to anticipate, monitor, respond, adapt, learn and evolve in order to operate more efficiently in the face of crises.

The DARWIN Community of Practitioners (DCoP) is an active community that brings together end-users in the fields of resilience, crisis management and emergency response, as well as healthcare and air traffic management. The DCoP currently has approximately 100 members from 14 countries across Europe and beyond – and membership is constantly growing. The DCoP is key in ensuring that the resilience guidelines are relevant and user-friendly. The community offers DARWIN invaluable feedback on the guidelines and other DARWIN results. Now you can join the community and exchange views with the other members.

Watch our interviews with DARWIN partners and DCoP members on YouTube.

As a DCoP member, you will:

  • Get to exchange knowledge, insights, expertise and lessons learned for practitioners and researchers and promote international networking among leading resilience experts through a dedicated online platform, workshops, and face-to-face meetings;
  • Get to review and evaluate the resilience management guidelines and thus contribute to their development;
  • Receive access to innovative tools and training modules with the aim of protecting populations or critical services from policy to practice;
  • Receive access to information that enables rapid, effective, coordinated and flexible responses.

DCoP activities are voluntary and include workshops and exercises (normally lasting from a few hours up to two days), telephone interviews, focus groups interviews, surveys, webinars and tutorials. DARWIN will cover relevant travel and accommodation costs.

Contact and membership

If you would like to become a member of the DARWIN Community of Practitioners, please contact Johan Hornwall at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The research leading to these results has received funding from Horizon 2020, the European Union's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (H2020/2014-2020) under grant agreement n° 653289.