The CORE overall objective is to develop a harmonized vision of crisis management awareness and capability. There is indeed a need to strengthen disaster resilience at the level of municipalities, Member States and EU agencies, which must take into account the diversity of European society, and the variability of human factors. This can only be achieved through transdisciplinary collaboration involving the environmental science and social science communities. In this way, human factors, social, societal and organisational aspects can be supported by the scientific results obtained in research on environmental and anthropogenic risks. The meeting of two communities: social sciences and the results obtained in research on environmental risks is essential for the coherence and effectiveness of the project to be carried out.
To achieve this goal, the following specific objectives are identified:
- To define and apply a crisis modelling framework able to describe disaster scenarios and dynamics according to human, social and societal variables and organizational aspects under cascading effects.
- To define and test suitable indicators to assess the weight of Human Factors, social and societal aspects in societal resilience to disasters, providing an insight into resiliency diversity among European regions and social groups at local scale.
- To define and apply a suitable methodology for more efficient use of social media in disaster situation based on the analysis of information flow prior, during and after the disaster as well as on analysis of how information in social media is influencing risks perceptions and how tools to fight misinformation could be used by various groups of stakeholders during the crisis management.
- To deliver a set of guidance materials to implement and monitor initiatives with local communities to improve preparedness, adaptability, and resilience to risks by and for all social groups.