Related Projects of Interest







Lead Partner

SINTEF (Norway)





DARWIN is an EU funded research project under the Horizon 2020 research programme. The project is focussed on improving responses to expected and unexpected crises affecting critical societal structures during natural disasters (e.g. flooding, earthquakes) and man-made disasters (e.g terrorism, cyber-attacks).

To achieve this, DARWIN will develop European resilience management guidelines aimed at critical infrastructure managers, crisis and emergency response managers, service providers, first responders and policy makers. Infrastructure operators will have up-to-date and effective guidelines at their disposal to facilitate faster, more effective and highly adaptive responses to crises. This will have a direct impact on the safety of European citizens in times of crisis and disaster into the future. The DARWIN resilience guidelines will also be of significant benefit for governments of EU member states. 








Lead Partner 

SP Technical Research Institute (Sweden)





The overall objective of IMPROVER is to improve European critical infrastructure resilience to crises and disasters through the implementation of resilience concepts to real life examples of pan-European significance, including cross-border examples.

The improvement will arise through the development of a methodology for implementing combinations of societal, organisational and technological resilience concepts to critical infrastructure based on risk evaluation techniques and informed by a review of the positive impact of different resilience concepts on critical infrastructure.










Lead Partner 

DISIT Lab, Department of Information Engineering, University of Florence (Italy)





RESOLUTE is based on the vision of achieving higher sustainability of operations in European UTS. The project recognises foremost the ongoing profound transformation of urban environments in view of ecological, human and overall safety and security needs, as well as the growing importance of mobility within every human activity. Sustainability is rapidly becoming an imperative need across all economic and social domains.

Among many things, this requires overall heightened operational efficiency, mainly by optimising the allocation and utilisation of available resources (organisational technical and human), whilst striving to continuously minimise any source of waste, namely incidents, accidents and other operational failures.








Lead Partner

Future Analytics Consulting Ltd. (Ireland)





RESILENS – Realising European ReSILiencE for Critical INfraStructure Critical infrastructure (CI) provides the essential functions and services that support European societal, economic and environmental systems. As both natural and man-made disaster and crises situations become more common place, the need to ensure the resilience of CI so that it is capable of withstanding, adapting and recovering from adverse events is paramount.

Moving resilience from a conceptual understanding to applied, operational measures that integrate best practice from the related realm of risk management and vulnerability assessment is the focus of the RESILENS project.








Lead Partner 

Atos SE (Societas Europaea), Spain





DRIVER evaluates emerging solutions in three key areas: civil society resilience, responder coordination as well as training and learning. These solutions are evaluated using the DRIVER test-bed. Besides cost-effectiveness, DRIVER also considers societal impact and related regulatory frameworks and procedures. Evaluation results will be summarised in a roadmap for innovation in crisis management and societal resilience.

Finally, looking forward beyond the lifetime of the project, the benefits of DRIVER will materialize in enhanced crisis management practices, efficiency and through the DRIVER-promoted connection of existing networks.













Increasing disaster Resilience by establishing a sustainable process to support Standardisation of technologies and services

ResiStand is a two-year Coordination and Support Action (CSA) that aims to identify new ways to improve the crisis management and disaster resilience capabilities of the European Union and individual Member States through standardisation. The project started in May 2016 and will continue until April 2018. ResiStand will identify and analyse the drivers, constraints and expectations of three main stakeholder communities: standardisation organisations through the Standards Advisory Group, the End-User Community and the Supplier Community, consisting of researchers, industry and SMEs. ResiStand’s partners will work with these communities to identify standardisation gaps and to create a prioritised roadmap for new initiatives. The roadmap will be complemented by a critical evaluation of standards as a tool to improve disaster resilience. Additionally, ResiStand will implement a pre-standardisation process that supports the development of standards and bridges the gap between research and standardisation in the area of crisis management and disaster resilience. To test the feasibility of this process and encourage the continued use of the “ResiStand Process”, ResiStand will propose a new work item to a Technical Committee.












Climate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures

The RESIN project is investigating climate change adaptation practices in European cities and assessing impact and vulnerability in order to develop standardised methodologies and decision support tools that cities can use to develop local adaptation strategies. The project is building on previous research by combining existing approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk management to develop an innovative, holistic approach that takes into account all of the core elements of the urban system and the ways in which they are interrelated. 











European Partnership for Innovative Cities within an Urban Resilience Outlook

The project aims to foster multi-actor transnational cooperation and enhance knowledge about technology solutions available to local communities, as well as to increase Civil Protection teams’ specialisation and enhance policy and institutional commitment for increasing public support and citizens’ capacities for building resilience within their communities.


  • To detect EU and international best practices and technologies of urban resilience to disasters
  • To train civil protection teams on the most effective and efficient use of available technology
  • To actively involve policy-makers and decision-makers in the development of at least 1 pilot actions in each involved territorial entity
  • To inform and train citizens about the meaning of resilience and about how they can contribute to a more resilient city










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