The European Union has provided, within the FP7 and Horizon 2020 Framework Programmes for research and innovation, significant funding for collaborative research projects dealing with the impact of extreme events (geophysical and hydro-meteorological hazards) and cascade effects on critical infrastructures. Building on the technical dialogue already established by the projects and as most of them ended recently, it is timely to disseminate their results to stakeholders, collect their feedback and put forward common recommendations.
The workshop aimed to:
-provide an overview of the progress made by the projects with focus on the results that may be used in practice,
-collect feedback from stakeholders,
-identify knowledge gaps and research needs for better scientific support to policy implementation.
More than 60 participants from 13 Member States, Norway and Switzerland attended the workshop. They represented critical infrastructure operators, research institutions and academia, practitioners/consultants, insurance companies and services of the European Commission. The participants expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to disseminate their work, liaise with other research groups, collect information on the available tools and knowledge, understand the needs of end-users and discuss concerns and ideas for future research.