The Partners




The consortium consists of highly motivated and committed scientists and service providers from distinguished universities and institutes. The partners have a deep insight to the international research scene together with the national activities within each country.

All partners have been involved in supporting resilience and/or risk assessment policies, authorities and/or planning entities through cooperative projects. In addition, some partners are also involved with policy institutions and processes at international level. These linkages will support the active dissemination of research results to all relevant stakeholders. The consortium has excellent means to achieve their ambitious results with a high impact.




TECNUN the School of Engineering of San Sebastian, of the University of Navarra, is a private engineering school closely connected to CEIT (Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Técnicas de Gipuzkoa), a private multidisciplinary non-profit research centre. The aim of TECNUN is to contribute to the professional, scientific and human education of prospective engineers and to provide the industry with services through the development of research projects and to educate young researchers and PhD students.


The Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM), established in 2011, is a multidisciplinary research centre within the University of Agder. CIEM conducts research on networks, mobile devices, human-centred sensing, social media, sensemaking, visualisation, decision support, collective intelligence and technology adaptation in order to release the potential of the powerful evolving technology for integrated preparedness and management of emergencies.


The University of Strathclyde's vision is to be a distinctive institution, characterised by leading research and technology of international standing and with a reputation for excellence across research, education and knowledge exchange. The University places strong emphasis on innovative approaches to industrial collaboration. The University hosts a number of industrial research centres, including the Technology and Innovation Centre.


Since Linköping University's foundation in the 1960s, the university has established itself as an innovative and modern institution in both education and research. It was first founded as an independent college in 1970, and in 1975, it became Sweden's sixth university. Today, the university has 27,000 undergraduate students and 3,900 staff and faculty. The Department of Computer and Information Science is one of the largest departments for computer and information science in northern Europe.


ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the world’s leading network on local and regional sustainability. ICLEI’s European Secretariat has a wide range of expertise and extensive experience in European project co-ordination and partnering. It provides technical consulting, training, thematic events and information services to build capacity, share knowledge and support local and regional governments in implementing sustainable development. The organisation’s basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, regional, national and global sustainability objectives.


Kristiansand is the administrative, business and cultural centre of Southern Norway. It is a modern city with a cosmopolitan history with the technology sector as a key hub and number one in exports, the Kristiansand region is the fastest growing region in Norway. With a population of 120 000, the region comprises the municipalities of Søgne, Songdalen, Iveland, Vennesla, Birkenes, Lillesand and Kristiansand. Surrounded by woodlands, farmland, archipelago, fjords to snow-covered mountains inland – Kristiansand has varied landscapes and natural resources.


Donostia/San Sebastian is a medium size city, with a "liveable" dimension, located among the Ulia, Igeldo and Urgul mountains, the Urumea River and the Bay of La Concha, in a successful combination of nature and urbanism. It is well known for the beauty of its natural environment and the quality of its urban space. Being the capital of Gipuzkoa, a well-developed industrial and tertiary region of the Basque Country, Donostia is a services-oriented city, with active tourism and trade activities. Its economy is based on a diversified and small enterprise business sector (MSME & SME) and is suffering the economic crisis impact that has raised the city employment rate.


Glasgow, with a population of around 600,000, is Scotland's largest city and is the commercial capital of Scotland. It is the UK's largest retail centre after London. Situated in the Central Belt of Scotland on the west coast it is easily accessible by road, rail and air. Glasgow is one of Europe's top 20 financial centres and is home to many of Scotland's leading businesses. The city houses many wonderful municipal art galleries and museums, first class sports and leisure facilities; excellent theatres; an array of restaurants, pubs and clubs; and beautiful parks. Spectacular countryside and coastal views are within easy reach and the city is only 42 miles from Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh.


Located on the Jutland peninsula in Southeast Denmark, the municipality of Vejle is the country’s sixth largest municipality (population: 110 000) and is the capital of the Region of South Denmark. Knowledge, growth and welfare sum up the municipality’s vision. Vejle has a sizeable industrial centre and a large shipping port. It is home to over 10 000 companies providing over 50 000 jobs, operating within the IT, food, transport and service sectors. Vejle has experienced the highest level of growth compared with the other East Jutland municipalities, has the best job market, the lowest unemployment rate, the highest levels of income, the greatest growth in harbour activity and record levels of tourism.


Bristol is in the top ten largest cities in the UK. City with the population around 432 500 but part of a city region of 1 million. 90 minutes west of London, gateway to the South West of England. Bristol is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK with a 31% rise predicted by 2028. We are a place where young people come to study, and because the city has a vibrant culture and a high quality of life, many choose to stay once they graduate. This is in addition to the home-grown talent pool makes Bristol an attractive location for knowledge-rich businesses and entrepreneurial activity. We have more businesses per capita and more patent registrations than any other Core City in the UK. The City is geographically well connected and draws commuters from a wide area.


The concept of resilience has a unique declination in the context of Rome given the international relevance of its heritage that is highly vulnerable to stresses and shocks related to coming global crisis such as climate change: from this point of view, in the Roman context to build a more resilient city means to build collective and institutional capacity to preserve heritage and its global accessibility in the context of increasing risks related to individual shocks and lower-intensity stresses. At a broader level, the characters that urban growth has assumed in the second part of the XXth Century represent a significant challenge to the ability of the city to function as a whole, both under normal and exceptional conditions. 


Riga is the capital and the largest city of Latvia and the Baltic countries with the population around 650 000. The city lies on the largest river of Latvia – Daugava, it has seashore within its territory, and has a largest port of Latvia, also loading energy resources (coal, petroleum products). Riga is inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list and it is an important international transit hub with airport, sea port and railways. Riga's share in the Latvian industry persistently remains above 50%. Riga can be counted among the most ambitious Eastern European cities, the first EU capital signing the Covenant of Mayors, running the month long Energy Days of regional importance for knowledge transfer, a signatory of Green Digital Charter of the European Commission.


DIN is a non-profit organization recognized as the German National Standards body representing Germany in European and International standardization activities. Today, more than 85% of DIN's work takes place at European or International level. DIN currently holds 17% of all Technical Committees at ISO and 30% of all CEN Technical Committees. DIN prepares standards as services for the economy, the state and various communities. Standardization is considered a strategic instrument to support economic growth and serve society in general. 











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