Working Group: Good Practice for Risk Assessments

Nowadays, despite availability of common guidelines, a variety of different assessment methodologies and processes exist across EU countries. The variety of results make difficult its comparison and replication to identify common risks and coordinate strategies and resources to face them. The main objective of the document is supporting the identification and analysis of risks for the development of Risk Assessments.

The work would be carried out by two teams: the RA core team and the JRC Working Group. The first one is mainly responsible for the structure of the document and the arrangement of activities, as well as the content and review of the sections conforming the final reports. The Working Group is composed by experts in specific hazards, events or impacts from the DG, which are the main input of the content related to Risk Analysis. The current platform aims to be a tool for all participants to share information and discuss regarding the content of the Document.

Background information:

Commission Staff Working Paper - Risk Assessment and Mapping Guidelines for Disaster Management (2010): https://ec.europa.eu/echo/files/about/COMM_PDF_SEC_2010_1626_F_staff_working_document_en.pdf
Commission Staff Working Document – Overview of Natural and Man-made Disaster Risks in the EU (2014):  
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:52014SC0134
Commission Staff Working Document – Overview of Natural and Man-made Disaster Risks the European Union may face (2017): http://ec.europa.eu/echo/sites/echo-site/files/swd_2017_176_overview_of_risks_2.pdf

Contact:

Montserrat Marin Ferrer: Montserrat.Marin-Ferrer@ec.europa.eu
Ainara Casajus Valles: Ainara.Casajus-Valles@ext.ec.europa.eu  

SCIENCE FOR DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT 2017 Knowing better and losing less

The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre has produced first flagship science report "Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less".

This report is the result of the multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary networking process and represents the combined effort of more than two hundred, mostly European, experts. It will support the integration of science into informed decision making through synthesizing and translating evidence for disaster risk management and strengthening the science-policy and science-operation interface.

It shows a holistic understanding of both, disaster risk addressing  hazards, exposure and vulnerability as well as  disaster risk management focusing on all four phases of disaster cycle through a systematic multi-hazard assessment overview of existing disaster risk knowledge.

The report highlights the further need of  new research avenues to  address the multi-risk impacts of natural and human-induced hazards  as well as  the cascading effects of those hazards in order to integrate this information into overall assessment

This report is a contribution to the Science and Technology Roadmap, and specifically addresses, from a European perspective, topic 1.1 “Assess and update the current state of data, scientific and local and indigenous knowledge and technical expertise availability on disaster risks reduction and fill the gaps with new knowledge.”

Below you can find the latest version of the Executive Summary and the Entire Document.

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