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emBRACE : Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe

Description:

The emBRACE project aims to improve the pan-European framing of the resilience concept. Using interdisciplinary, socially inclusive and collaborative methods, it will develop a conceptual and methodological approach to clarify how the resilience capacity of a society confronted with natural hazards and disasters can be characterized, defined and measured. Based on a systematic evaluation of the widest literature base, the project will first elaborate an initial conceptual framework. Existing datasets will be interrogated to identify variables that provide indications of resilience and which are framework consistent. The framework and data will then be ‘tested’ and ground truthed by means of several carefully-chosen European case studies which will be differentiated by hazard, governance setting, socio-demographic-economic context and scale.

Project information

Lead
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE (UoN) United Kingdom (scientific coordinator) Dr. Maureen Fordham
Partners

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN (UCL) Belgium (Administrative Coordinator); KING'S COLLEGE LONDON (KCL) United Kingdom; UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN SECURITY (UNU) Germany; ACCADEMIA EUROPEA PER LA RICERCA APPLICATA ED IL PERFEZIONAMENTO PROFESSIONALE BOLZANO (ACCADEMIA EUROPEA BOLZANO) (EURAC) Italy; HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ (UFZ) Germany; UNIVERSITY OF YORK (SEI-Y) United Kingdom; SEI OXFORD OFFICE LIMITED*STOCKHOLMENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE OXFORD OFFICE SEI LTD (SEI-O) United Kingdom; SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR FOREST, SNOW AND LANDSCAPE RESEARCH (WSL) Switzerland; MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (METU) Turkey

Source of funding
FP 7

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Keywords

Disasters, Human impacts, Knowledge-sharing groups, Peer-To-Peer Learning Exchanges, Resilience

Duration

2011/10/1-2015/9/30

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Storms, Ice and Snow

Elements

Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Measures and Actions

Sectors

Disaster Risk Reduction

Geographic characterization

Europe

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