WP5 - Raising self-preparedness and self-protection to reduce population vulnerability
PARTNER: UPB, HYDS, CNRS, UPC, DAPP, KAJO, FMI, CIMA, ARPAL, INTC, FMoI, CDG, SSSA, GEO7, ACA, UFZ, SDIS2B, HSUH
OBJECTIVE: WP5 envisages raising self-preparedness and self-protection of citizens, enterprises, and other organisations to reduce population vulnerability. Therefore existing tools and services (either applied for crisis management or designed for different contexts of use like enterprise resource planning, fleet management, car-to-X communication, etc.) will be adapted so that they can interact with the products provided by the platform (anticipation of weather induced impacts during W&C high-impact events). The work builds upon evidence from the field of crisis communication (by existing knowledge and expertise in the consortium and gained within ANYWHERE) and raising citizen engagement (e.g. digital volunteers, self-help communities, and all other social media users) as well as pan-European technological innovation. The objectives of this WP include:
- To adapt knowledge about policies and constraints for the combination of crisis management by public authorities and self-preparedness and self-protection along all phases of the cycle
- To improve communication between public authorities and organisations/citizens especially with regard to public warnings and follow-up or parallel communication among organisations/citizens
- To adapt existing tools for self-preparedness and self-protection and identify best practices how to perform this adaptation based on lessons learned both from past crisis events and technology uptake (for instance, Facebook safety functions, Google Crisis Response, smart home architectures etc.).
- To draw conclusions in correlation with first responders and social needs including ethical, legal and environmental implications (coming from WP1) in terms of best practices, business models, and proposals to contribute to policy making processes (for instance, regarding the use of information generated by citizens). Results will be used to address the market of self-protection and self-preparedness (WP8).