Enhanced citizen preparedness in the event of a disaster or crisis-related emergency

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Open Call Reference: HORIZON-CL3-2022-DRS-01-01

Improving societal resilience to disasters or crises relies on various features related to preparedness of citizens, communities, education systems, public administrations, business companies and practitioners. These concern, in particular, ways to react and informed decisions to take in case of an event. Individual, public and multi-level actions are needed in disaster risk management and they have huge implications on potentially reducing losses and increasing the operational capacity of responders, along with significant impacts on the emergency planning and management phases and its relation to continuous operations and existing safety management.

-Increase awareness of EU citizens to the risks in their regions
-Conceptualise how to increase risk awareness by building processes capable of fostering a long-lasting coalition with citizens around the objective of reducing vulnerability
-Informing, training, and coordinating of “spontaneous volunteers” to optimize initiatives

-Design of preparedness actions linking together multilevel interventions that need to involve citizens, communities, business organisations, public administrations for empowering citizens and their communities
-Development of effective means for communication improving inter-organisational collaborative processes e.g. early warning systems and communication chains
-Improved early warning systems, forecasts and strategies to reach different public representatives with proper messages in the event of a disaster
-Building a ‘culture of disaster preparedness’ for citizens, communities, public administrations, business companies, practitioners
-Deployment of evidence-based assessment methods/models to monitor and strengthen emergency preparedness

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