emBRACE - Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe
Start date: 1 October 2011
End date: 30 September 2015

The primary aim of the emBRACE project is to build resilience to disasters amongst communities in Europe. To achieve this, it is vital to merge forces in research knowledge, networking and practices as a prerequisite for more coherent scientific approaches. This we will do in the most collaborative way possible.

Specific objectives
•Identify the key dimensions of resilience across a range of disciplines and domains
•Develop indicators and indicator systems to measure resilience concerning natural disaster events
•Model societal resilience through simulation experiments
•Provide a general conceptual framework of resilience, ‘tested’ and grounded in cross-cultural contexts
•Build networks and share knowledge across a range of stakeholders
•Tailor communication products and project outputs and outcomes to multiple collaborators, stakeholders and user groups.

If you would like to contribute to the discussions as we develop these ideas, please contact Prof Maureen Fordham, the Scientific Coordinator of the project maureen.fordham@northumbria.ac.uk or Dr Hugh Deeming the Technical Officer (Science) of the project hugh.deeming@northumbria.ac.uk.

You can also subscribe to the new DISASTER-RESILIENCE discussion list https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=DISASTER-RESILIENCE which was launched on 13 October 2011, the International Day of Disaster Reduction http://www.unisdr.org/2011/iddr/

YouTube Video: Landslide event in the community of Corvara, South Tyrol, April 2014 ‎:IN GERMAN

9th March 2015 - New emBRACE Factsheet (MS46) containing final Framework completed in time for WCDRR Conference in Sendai  (Downloadable from Outputs page)

31st Dec 2014 - Two emBRACE case-study reports submitted to EU.  Earthquakes in Turkey (D5.3) and: Floods in Northern England (D5.6) are now accessible from this website's case-study pages

- The Synthesis Report on the Revised emBRACE Framework (D6.6) is also accessible from the site's 'Outputs' page
4-5th Nov 2014 - Thomas Abeling (UNS-EHS) has won the Young Researcher award at the DKKV conference in Leipzig, for a presentation in which he advocated for the emBRACE Framework
 Image source: DKKV




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