Funded by the Directorate-General for Civil Protection and European Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO), BORIS will develop a shared methodology for cross-border seismic and flood risk management.
The project area, the Eastern Alps, including the Italian – Slovenian-Austrian borders, as well as the region of South-Eastern Europe – is in fact characterized by strong seismicity and hydro-meteorological risks. To establish coordinated transboundary approaches able to assess and communicate those risks, BORIS will firstly do an overview of the existing methodologies for flood and seismic risk assessment in the countries involved (Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Turkey and Montenegro)
Based on such analysis, a shared methodology for single and multi-risk assessment will be developed to assess the expected impacts for single natural hazards and to do a comparison with multi-risk impacts in those transboundary regions. The strategy will be tested in some pilot sites.
The project also aims to develop a platform for single and multi-risk assessment which will facilitate the visualization, storage, updating of data, models, documentation and the representation of damage and impact data following a common metrics approach.
Funded by the Directorate-General for Civil Protection and European Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO), ROADMAP will channel the outcomes achieved over the years by the disaster risk scientific community to policy makers and risk managers.
The aim is to improve risk governance and promote its positive impact for safer communities. Under this light, ROADMAP will link national and EU risk management initiatives in order to define common risk policies. The project will also highlight best practices from different Member States and Associated Countries which can become a standard reference for future national and European initiatives
Specifically, the project will lead to the definition of a “European Doctrine on Disaster Risk and Crisis Management”.
Following a bottom-up approach, ROADMAP will not only collect good practices, but it will also share them through bulletins and periodical publications. The outcome will be a vision paper in which the results of the thematic work will be elaborated and systematized, outlining the actions needed to translate scientific knowledge into effective tools and procedures for disaster risk policy making.