Our Approach




Risk Systemicity Questionnaire

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Resilience Maturity Model

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Resilience Information Portal

User Manual   


Resilience Building Policies

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City Dynamics Model

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The European Resilience Management Guideline is a framework that directs all available resources towards well-defined goals, secures transparency and the democratic principles of decision-making for city resilience development and planning. This framework provides guidance and aims at training and supporting municipalities and relevant stakeholders in implementing an integrated management process that enhances city resilience.

The European Resilience Management Guideline makes use of five strategic, resilience-building tools and can be described as a journey with iterative steps, where cities and municipalities have different starting points and where they position themselves into different stages of resilience maturity.

The European Resilience Management Guideline provides guidance to cities and local governments in assessing, but also strengthening their local resilience status. This is achieved through providing through setting measurable targets together with local stakeholders and co-creating a city resilience strategy making use of the five tools to build local resilience and progress within the maturity stages.

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Smart Mature Resilience cities work closely together with research partners to develop and validate tools through pilot activities encompassing critical infrastructure security, climate change  and social dynamics. The tools developed will form a new Resilience Management Guideline. 

Co-creation activities

  1. 1 kick-off workshop in each implementing CITY with the involvement of local stakeholders relevant to the selected security sectors
  2. 1 stakeholder training workshop per each implementing CITY AND per TOOL; focusing on key functionalities of each tool, going into deep on tool qualities and specifications
  3. 1 webinar per each implementing CITY AND per TOOL: the appointed tier-2 CITY/ CITIES act as peer-reviewer(s); webinar as follow up to the stakeholder training workshop
  4. Informal calls and interviews between the tool developers and the CITIES (both tier-1 and tier-2) that will supplement the webinars
  5. 1 review workshop with involvement of all partners










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