1st EU Data Hub Workshop June 2017

Indentifying challenges in Disaster Risk Reduction: Risk Data Hub for Disaster Risk Management

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 Date: 28 – 29 June 2017

Venue: Atahotel, via F. Albani, 73, Varese, Italy

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The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) is a focal point of reference in the European Commission that supports the development of DRM related actions. Some of the core activities of the DRMKC are:

  1.  Contribute to the potential development of an updated version of the EU Guidelines for Risk Assessment and Mapping for Disaster Management1
  2.  Develop a Risk Data Hub, an EU wide web-based platform focusing on dissemination and visualisation of data, tools and methodologies (started in 2017).
  3.  Develop an interface for centralised collection of Loss and damages data at National level (pilot project started in 2017)

In the context of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), the European Commission provides the legal basis to regularly produce an overview of natural and man-made risks the EU may face. National Risk Assessments (NRA) produced by EU Member States and participating states in the Union Civil Protection Mechanism are the main source of disaster risk evidence on which this overview is developed.

Furthermore, as part of its commitments for the implementation of the Sendai framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the European Commission aims to enhance disaster risk knowledge across all EU policies.

Directly linked with these developments, the Workshop on “Identifying challenges in Disaster Risk Reduction” intends to improve the knowledge base on Disaster Risk Assessment (DRA) that could contribute to the potential development of the updated version of EU Guidelines for Risk Assessment and Mapping for Disaster Management and the DRMKC Risk Data Hub.  

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