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Project Overview

Background & Mission

Recent crises and disasters have affected the European citizens’ lives, livelihoods, and environment in unforeseen and unprecedented ways. These disasters are exacerbated by social inequality, lack of adequate information and technology, as well as economic and political crises, that reduce the effective preparedness and response.

RESILIAGE is a three-year project funded by the Horizon Europe programme, composed of 18 experienced partners, that will have an important role in providing more precise information and make it accessible via user-friendly tools and soft solutions for supporting first responders and empowering citizens in crisis and disaster situations.

Methodology & Action Plan

The project’s objectives are to:

Better understand society’s reactions and support community’s response to crises through an holistic knowledge generation to enhance community resilience

Transform qualitative data into quantitative information through the identification of multidimensional, multi-scalar behavioural indicators of risk perception and resilience

Co-shape and co-develop a data-driven novel holistic knowledge with local communities in 5 endangered sites (CORE Labs) enhanced by digital tools and soft solutions

Produce actionable knowledge on societal resilience by demonstrating the benefits and impact of the project solutions in 5 CORE labs

Build and foster community resilience through strategies for societal well-being through systemic innovation

Improve communication and contribute to Sustainable Development

The project

will achieve these by operationalising the following activities:


Map crisis preparedness in 5 Community Resilience locations against the background of international crisis preparedness to identify gaps in risk awareness, preparation, policy implementation, training and identify potentialities & best practices to incubate community resilience.


Identify human factors critical in crisis response, risk perception, risk communication & cooperation for 5 crisis scenarios and beyond.


Develop and test digital and non-digital tools, methods and solutions for a community better connected to first responders, while being better prepared to recover in post-disaster traumas.


Co-shape and co-develop digital tools and soft solutions with the communities.


Investigate interrelation of human factors, including a temporal dimension (pre-/post-crisis), in experimental simulation studies, as a basis to improve cooperation between first responder organisations and citizens.

This will allow RESILIAGE to fulfil its ambition of advancing knowledge on citizens behaviours and co-building heritage-driven resilient communities to ensure Sustainable Development.

The project

Target Groups

First Responders

  • Firefighters
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Paramedics
  • Emergency medical technicians

Knowledge Organisations

  • Academia
  • Research organisations
  • Educational centres
  • Training centres

Policy Makers

  • International organisations
  • Governing bodies and institutions
  • EU agencies
  • Local, regional or national authorities
  • Administrators

Citizens and Civil Society

  • Volunteers
  • Communities
  • Civil society organisations
  • Associations
  • NGO



natural disasters