Project name:

CORE (Science & Human Factor for Resilient Society

Feedstock origin:



CORE (sCience& human factOr for Resilient sociEty) is a multi-disciplinary consortium established to understand how to define common metrics with respect to the different natural and man-made disaster scenarios, and how to measure, control and mitigate the impact on the populations, particularly on vulnerable groups: disabled, elderly, poor, as well as women and children. It contributes to Horizon 2020’s focus on secure societies where citizens are facing increasingly threatening situations. Recent natural and man-made disasters have shown gaps in the level of preparedness of European society for disasters, highlighting the importance of increasing risk awareness, which ensures a direct positive impact on citizen and organisational resilience among people and decision-makers in Europe. CORE will identify and use best practice and knowledge/learning from certain countries, such as Japan which experienced high levels of seismic, volcanic and tsunami risks but where risk awareness is high. It will provide optimized actions and solutions to help restructure and rebuild socio-economic structures after a disaster, across and outside Europe (Israel, India & Japan), where it will have access, through the end-users, to the relevant base of knowledge. CORE will lead to more efficient and effective policies, governance structures and broad awareness and collaboration among citizens, as well as between citizens and rescue agencies. Best practice and best procedures will be identified and reported to policymakers, end-users and disseminated to all stakeholders and NGOs. CORE will devote great attention to education in schools, making the young generation a sort of "prevention sentinels".


OVERALL OBJECTIVE: To develop a harmonized vision of crisis management awareness and capability.

Specific objective #1: To define and apply a crisis modelling framework able to describe disaster scenarios and dynamics according to human, social and societal variables and organizational aspects under cascading effects.

Specific objective #2: To define and test suitable indicators to assess the weight of Human Factors, social and societal aspects in societal resilience to disasters, providing an insight into resiliency diversity among European regions and social groups at local scale.

Specific objective #3: To define and apply a suitable methodology for more efficient use of social media in disaster situation based on the analysis of information flow prior, during and after the disaster as well as on analysis of how information in social media is influencing risks perceptions and how tools to fight misinformation could be used by various groups of stakeholders during the crisis management.

Specific objective #4: To deliver a set of guidance materials to implement and monitor initiatives with local communities to improve preparedness, adaptability, and resilience to risks by and for all social groups.


MEASURE, CONTROL, MITIGATE: Providing the fundamental knowledge to enhance awareness, knowledge and actions on the role of human factors, social, societal and organisational aspects in risk awareness, risk perception, disaster risk management and recovery of communities from disasters, including the role of these factors in cascading effects.

SCIENCE & SOCIETAL ACCEPTANCE: Providing a harmonized resilience planning framework that handles risk vulnerability and resilience building based on advanced data knowledge and management including data relating to human, social and societal factors in both affected population and responders (through a collaboration between hard and social science and investigating the key factors that contribute to acceptance – or lack of - in terms of technological, historical, social and economic factors).

© Green Project Expo 2023 | All rights reserved