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ROADMAP – European observatory on disaster risk and crisis management best practices

The ROADMAP project has the overall objective to establish a European «doctrine on disaster risk and crisis management», funded on the mutual cooperation between scientific communities and disaster risk management authorities.

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Facts
Duration

18 months

Budget

40 000 EURO

Partners

3

To support civil protection and disaster risk management actors that promote and facilitate the development, dissemination and exchange of knowledge, good practices and expertise.

Figure summarizing the ROADMAP concept.

The ROADMAP project has the overall objective to establish a European “doctrine on disaster risk and crisis management”, funded on the mutual cooperation between scientific communities and disaster risk management authorities. This doctrine, that is intended as a shared understanding of disaster management between decision-makers and scientific actors, will be based on selected experiences, best practices and solutions already implemented in the EU Member and Participant States.

This will be achieved through two objectives:

  • Objective 1: “To support civil protection and disaster risk management actors that promote and facilitate the development, dissemination and exchange of knowledge, good practices and expertise”
  • Objective 2: “To support new and consolidate existing partnerships in civil protection and disaster risk management that enhance cooperation and synergies in prevention, preparedness and response”

Networking activities between the Project Consortium, that is composed by recognized research institutes, competence centres for disaster risks, Civil Protection authorities, and the Advisory Group, will result in the establishment of European think tank/observatory on disaster risk and crisis management best practices that represents a first step towards a Community of Practice in the forthcoming EUROPEAN UNION CIVIL PROTECTION Knowledge Network.

  • WP1: Coordination and management
  • WP2: Network activities
  • WP3: Planning activities
  • WP4: Dissemination and visibility activities

Bulletins and calls

The “euROpean observAtory on Disaster risk and crisis MAnagement best Practices” (ROADMAP) Project will aim at vitalizing a community of stakeholders within a European observatory on disaster risk and crisis management good practices.

The latter community will be organized starting from the synergic interaction of the Consortium Partners with the project Advisory Group, but it is thought to be open and expandable, favouring the networking with other already operating communities, such as Community of European Research and Innovation for Security (CERIS) within

European Commission Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC), the Risk-Kan within the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), the Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe (CMINE) and the Disaster Loss and Damage Working Group, effectively contributing to an operational Community of Practice within the forthcoming Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network.

All the ROADMAP bulletins are freely downloadable from https://roadmap.ci3r.it/publications/

Visit the ROADMAP website: https://roadmap.ci3r.it/

Introduction

Historically, dealing with disasters focused mainly on emergency response, but towards the end of the 20th century it was increasingly recognised that disasters are not natural (even if the associated hazard is) and that it is only by reducing and managing conditions of hazard, when possible, exposure and vulnerability that we can prevent losses and mitigate the impacts of disasters. Since we can only partly reduce the severity of natural hazards, the main opportunity for reducing risk lies in reducing vulnerability and exposure. Dealing with vulnerability and exposure management and reduction entails several interconnected activities in various and often disparate sectors. However, to enhance resilience it is essential that communities, operational agencies and governments have access to information about disaster risk management (DRM) that is understandable and actionable. In this light ROADMAP will contribute to increase access to information on DRM and disaster risk reduction (DRR) by systematically collecting, reviewing and analysing past and ongoing experiences to identify information on good practices, successful stories and lessons learned and make them readily available and usable to the communities and practitioners interested and active in DRM and DRR fields to further increase the understanding of DRM solutions.

In this perspective, the main objective of ROADMAP is to establish a European “Doctrine on disaster risk and crisis management”, funded on the mutual cooperation between scientific communities and DRM authorities. This doctrine is intended as a shared understanding of disaster management between decision-makers and scientific actors. To this aim ROADMAP follows a bottom-up approach based on the collection of selected experiences, good practices and solutions already implemented in the EU Member and Participant States, which will be integrated in periodical bulletins issued on bi-monthly basis mainly targeting decision makers and practitioners. These bulletins are also useful for scientists to strengthen the usefulness of applied research.

This is the first bulletin issued by ROADMAP and is mainly focused on the description of the project structure, objectives and expected results. The next bulletins will target specific risks, in a multi-hazard risk effort, to provide the latest news and good practices derived from the analysis of recent projects, activities, and worldwide initiatives in the DRM/DRR field.

The Project

ROADMAP is a 18 months project funded by DG-ECHO under the call UCPM-2020-KN-AG. The project started on the

1st of January 2021 and includes four beneficiaries:

  • CI3R - Italian Center for Research on Risk Reduction (Coordinator) – Italy;
  • ICPD - Italian Civil Protection Department – Italy;
  • UiS - University of Stavanger – Norway;
  • ADAI - Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics – Portugal.

The project is articulated in three technical Work-packages respectively dealing with the establishment of the ROADMAP Network (WP2), the project planning and activities (WP3), and the communication and visibility (WP4), besides one additional WP dealing with the project management (WP1).

The project activities were designed with the aim of providing sustainability to the project results so that they can be easily linked to well-established European (e.g. the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre – DRMKC) and national (e.g. national Civil Protection authorities) initiatives and institutions.

CIMA Research Foundation is a non-profit research organization that promotes the study, scientific research, technological development and higher education in engineering and environmental sciences. Actives in the fields of civil protection, risk reduction, climate change impact, public health and aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems conservation.

CIMA is looking for 1 motivated researcher to strengthen its activities in the field of Disaster Risk Management (DRM), in particular working on the analysis of technical and procedural good practices in DRM available at European level.

This expertise will contribute to the development of research and applied-research projects funded by national (Italian) or international organizations.

Specifically, the position will be open in support of the research activities foreseen in the ROADMAP project (European observatory on disaster risk and crisis management best practices - www.roadmap.ci3r.it). ROADMAP main goal is to establish a European “Doctrine on disaster risk and crisis management” funded on the mutual cooperation of scientific communities and disaster risk management authorities.

The selected expert will work in collaboration with other CIMA researchers and collaborators, other members of the CI3R consortium(www.ci3r.it) and ROADMAP international partners.

Applicants should have the following characteristics:

PROFILE: expert in Disaster Risk Management

  • knowledge / skills in the field of: a) disaster risk management (DRM) policies and Disaster Risk Reduction DRR measures ; b) national, European and international legal framework on DRM, DRR and civil protection; c) risk governance; d) social and economic aspects of disaster risk (multihazard perspective) and civil protection system.
  • experience in: a) relations with institutional actors of the civil protection system and the cycle of disaster risk management b) procedural and technical guidelines; c) national and international disaster risk management (DRM) and DRR projects, d) support in the definition of risk reduction policies; e) models for assessing and monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of risk mitigation measures.

For the profile are also required:

  • master's degree.
  • excellent knowledge of English and Italian.
  • wide willingness to travel in Italy and abroad.

Further skills are:

  • professional experience in the management and implementation of technical projects.
  • knowledge of other languages, in particular: French, Spanish, Portuguese.

We offer:

  • the opportunity for professional growth and know-how acquisition.
  • the opportunity to work in a motivated and enterprising team.
  • the opportunity to work in national and international projects.
  • state-of-the-art technical facilities.

The expert will work mainly on research and/or cooperation projects, related to the issues of competence, in the context of programs / funding aimed at EU countries.

The candidate, after a CV evaluation, will be contacted for an interview. Based on the interview outcomes, a proposal for a position within CIMA will be made to the candidate. The proposed compensation will be commensurate with experience: factors such as demonstrated hard and soft skills, level of education, history in the sector, and relevant work experience will all be evaluated.

After this phase, a proposal for a position within CIMA will be presented to the candidate. The proposed contract will be commensurate with the experience and skills of the selected person.

Interested candidates should submit their CV to the email ricerca.personale@cimafoundation.org within 25.06.2021, specify “support Roadmap Project ”.

Any questions can be directed to ricerca.personale@cimafoundation.org

Contact

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Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Safety, Economics and Planning
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Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Safety, Economics and Planning