CARISMAND involves 19 institutions from 14 countries and has been awarded 3.7 million Euro of EU Horizon2020 funding (Project start date October 2015, End date November 2018). IRPPS will co-ordinate Work Package that relates to Internal Evaluation and Monitoring activities. CARISMAND is setting out to identify these factors, to explore existing gaps and opportunities for improvement of disaster policies and procedures, and to develop a comprehensive toolkit which will allow professional as well as voluntary disaster managers to adopt culturally-aware everyday practices. This goal will be achieved by approaching the links, and gaps, between disaster management, culture and risk perception from the broadest possible multi-disciplinary perspective and, simultaneously, developing a feedback-loop between disaster management stakeholders and citizens to establish, test, and refine proposed solutions for culturally-informed best practices in disaster management. Whilst experts from a variety of fields (in particular legal, IT, cognitive science, anthropology, psychology, sociology) will undertake a comprehensive collation of existing knowledge and structures, a number of Citizen Summits and Stakeholder Assemblies will be organised.
Lucio Pisacane, Daniela Luzi, Cristiana Crescimbene