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Culture And RISkmanagement in Man-made And Natural Disasters -- CARISMAND

As risks are not "objective" but socially and culturally constructed, disaster management which is aware, respects, and makes use of local cultural aspects will be not only more effective but, at the same time, also improve the community's disaster coping capacities. CARISMAND is setting out to identify these factors, to explore existing gaps and opportunities for improvement of disaster policies and procedures, and to develop a comprehensive toolkit which will allow professional as well as voluntary disaster managers to adopt culturally-aware everyday practices. This goal will be achieved by approaching the links, and gaps, between disaster management, culture and risk perception from the broadest possible multi-disciplinary perspective and, simultaneously, developing a feedback-loop between disaster management stakeholders and citizens to establish, test, and refine proposed solutions for culturally-informed best practices in disaster management. Whilst experts from a variety of fields (in particular legal, IT, cognitive science, anthropology, psychology, sociology) will undertake a comprehensive collation of existing knowledge and structures, a number of Citizen Summits and Stakeholder Assemblies will be organised. Systematically, CARISMAND will use an approach that examines natural, man-made and technical disasters, placing at the centre of attention specific aspects that affect culturally informed risk perceptions, eg whether disasters are caused intentionally or not, the different "visibility" of hazards, and various time scales of disasters such as slow/fast onset and short- and long-term effects. By organising six Citizen Summits (two per disaster category per year in two separate locations) where such disaster risks are prevalent , and three Stakeholder Assemblies (one per year) where the results are discussed through a wide crosssectional knowledge transfer between disaster managers from different locations as well as from different cultural backgrounds.

La gestione dei disastri ambientali e dovuti a cause umane rappresenta una problematica di grande interesse a livello Europeo vista la frequenza con cui si verificano molti disastri. Le misure preventive rappresentano spesso l'unico sistema d'intervento per ridurre danni a cose e persone. Nell'ambito di questo progetto saranno individuati e descritti gli attori, i processi e sistemi, nonché le politiche messe in atto in vari Paesi della Comunità Europea per gestire le emergenze ambientali e legate ad attività umane, con l'obiettivo di prevenire i danni conseguenti. Molta attenzione nel progetto sarà dedicata agli aspetti culturali e all'utilizzo delle più recenti recenti tecnologie utili per migliorare la comunicazione prima, durante e dopo un disastro ambientale.

Il progetto ha la durata di 36 mesi ed è ufficialmente iniziato il 1 Ottobre 2015

Si tratta di un Progetto Horizon (H2020-DRS-2014, NUMBER -- 653748). Il topic è DRS-21-2014 Ethical/Societal Dimension topic 2: Better understanding the links between culture, risk perception and disaster management, coordinato dall'Università di Groningen e che vede la partecipazione di 19 partners europei.