D1.2 Evaluation and Selection of Resilience Concepts and Approaches

D1.2 Evaluation and Selection of Resilience Concepts and Approaches

The DARWIN project aims to develop state of the art resilience guidelines. The guidelines are developed for those with responsibility of protecting the population or critical infrastructure services, such as European and national agencies and policy makers, service providers and first responders.

In order to develop useful and usable resilience guidelines that are in line with practitioner needs, this report first discusses criteria for evaluating resilience concepts. It then summarizes the concepts found in the DARWIN survey (D1.1). Lastly, with the input of the DARWIN Community of Practitioners and additional content experts and of the DARWIN consortium, it prioritizes the concepts to be incorporated in DARWIN’s resilience management guidelines. In this way, consensus was found among the DARWIN consortium and external experts on the 51 most relevant concepts for DARWIN to further work on in the development of guidelines. These concepts have been grouped in 11 themes, such as collaboration, communication, planning, training, evaluation, and situation understanding.

Readers from the DARWIN project will use this document as a basis for their work towards establishing requirements for resilience management guidelines as well as the development and evaluation of the guidelines themselves. The document may also be useful for policy and decision-makers as well as first responders in prioritizing their efforts aimed at achieving resilient organizations and communities.

The results of this report have also been published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2017.01.020.

The DARWIN project aims to develop state of the art resilience guidelines and innovative training modules for crisis management. The guidelines, which will evolve to reflect the changing nature of crises, are developed for those with responsibility for protecting the population or critical infrastructure/services. They will be useful for everyone directly involved, and with an interest in, crisis management from Policy to Practice.

 

 

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