Holistic Resilience Workshop Report




Lead Partner

TECNUN, University of Navarra


Maider Sainz (TECNUN), Raquel Gimenez (TECNUN), Josune Hernantes (TECNUN) and Leire Labaka (TECNUN)


Colin Eden (Strathclyde), Susan Howick (Strathclyde), Igor Pyrko (Strathclyde) Mihoko Sakurai (CIEM) and Tim A Majchrzak (CIEM)

The fourth workshop of the SMR (Smart Mature Resilience) project took place from the 9th to the 12th of May 2016 in Vejle (Denmark), and focused on integrating the results obtained in the previous workshops on critical infrastructures, climate change, and social issues. In this workshop, experts from the cities of Bristol, Donostia / San Sebastian, Glasgow, Kristiansand, Riga, Rome, and Vejle were invited to contribute to the development of the first preliminary version of the city-resilience maturity model and the risk assessment questionnaire. Furthermore, they had the opportunity to provide their feedback for improving these two tools.

The aim of this report is to explain the execution of the workshop, describing the activities carried out and the obtained results. First, the organisational and preparation issues, which took place in relation to the workshop are presented, including the invitation to the workshop, the agenda setting, and associated issues. Second, the main results from the exercises developed within the workshop are described. These exercises were developed to receive feedback from experts from the cities and develop the preliminary versions of the maturity model, the risk assessment questionnaire and the engagement tool. Finally, the evaluation and lessons learnt from the workshop are presented.

The exercise results from the workshop have helped to provide a better definition of the policies that need to be implemented in the specific stages of the city-resilience preliminary maturity model. These results are useful to understand better the dynamics of building resilience. Furthermore, the workshop has provided solid basis for the forthcoming work in other workpackages, including WP3 where the resilience tools will be developed and WP4 where the engagement tool will be developed.











This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 653569.