11th June 2014
CRISMA to attend a meeting between FP7 security projects
On 25 June, a meeting, organised by the European Commission, will take place in order to
analyse the synergies between FP7 projects related to critical infrastructure protection
against natural hazards and cascading effects in crisis situations. The meeting will,
first and foremost, aim to gather a basic understanding of the projects concerned and
will then endeavour to set up the roots of a common coordination mechanism and discuss
its operationalization in the upcoming years.
The coordination mechanism will link together all the projects under this topic. The
main aim of the coordination mechanism is to establish a framework of effective
collaboration between different projects dealing with similar issues, in order to avoid
redundancies and potential duplication of efforts, and to improve the quality of the
results and boost their impact. The mechanism will provide better methods, tools and
guidelines, as well as reliable standards and examples of best practices, thus
facilitating a more harmonised approach to the protection and safety of critical
infrastructure in the face of natural hazards and cascading effects in crisis situations
By linking together the projects, the EU wishes to promote new visions for sustainable
and integrated risk assessment and risk management that would enable better
decision-making strategies for disaster reduction. The EU believes that new governance
schemes, new tools and assessment methods in risk management should be innovative in
order to effectively contribute to risk reduction.
CRISMA will be represented at this event by the coordinator who will also give a
presentation about the project.