While knowledge is abundant, gaps do, of course, still exist. The DRMKC is actively contributing to map these gaps aiming at better design funding programmes at an EU level. The first step in this process is to know 'who knows what’, which is the essence of knowledge management.
This effort is a twofold exercise: while it supports exploitation of already existing research results, the identification of remaining gaps promotes a more focused research, which facilitates the future transfer of research solutions or policy recommendations to users in a timely and relevant fashion.
The DRMKC has been working in close collaboration with the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies (CoU) of DG HOME to develop the Projects Explorer: a common repository of relevant research and operational projects along with their results that is accessible through both, the DRMKC and the CoU web-platforms. The Projects Explorer allows identification and visualisation of networks and eases the discovery of synergies across different research funding instruments while promotes a cross-sectorial approach to the Risk Management research.