DARWIN is cooperating with similar H2020 projects in order to ensure consistency, share knowledge and ultimately improve resilience to expected and unexpected disasters. Recently DARWIN, along with research projects under the theme “Crisis and Disaster Resilience-Operationalising Resilience Concepts”, presented at The European Commission’s 4th Community of Users on Safe, Secure and Resilient Societies (CoU). The CoU aims to build on previous research, share knowledge and create synergies between current research projects.
DARWIN coordinator, Ivonne Hererra presented on behalf of IMPROVER, SMR, RESILENS and RESOLUTE, outlining research to date and how it is contributing to safer and more resilient societies. The presentation focussed on:
-resilience concepts which resulted from a worldwide literature review, surveys and case studies from around the world,
-progress on European Resilience Management Guidelines (ERMG), as well as ERMG methods and tools,
-evidence of improvement through case studies,
-supporting implementation, training, standards and policies.
The CoU was opened by Philippe Quevauviller from the European Commission’s Directorate for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME).
Two existing projects were presented during this opening session. ANYWHERE, is a H2020 project whose principal objective is to enable society and civil protection agencies to respond more rapidly to extreme climate and weather events, and to better cope with the high social, environmental and economic impacts related to these extremes. I-REACT, which is an EU-H2020 funded project on improving resilience to emergencies through advanced cyber technologies, was also presented during the opening session.
DARWIN will continue work with the other projects and share information through meetings and webinars, while the CoU will continue to bring together projects dealing with similar themes through organising CoU side-events in the framework of international conferences and holding ad-hoc workshops to identify synergies.
The presentation delivered by Ivonne Hererra can be viewed here: H2020 DRS7 Resilience Concepts for crisis management