Skip to main content
European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Awareness of Disaster Prevention for vulnerable groups (ADAPT)

In disaster situations such as floods or earthquakes, the elderly or people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable and require additional attention. However, they are often neglected in existing municipal emergency plans, particularly if they live at home instead of in a care institution. During emergency evacuations, their location and special needs are often unknown to relief workers. The reason for this is not the lack of information, which exists as both formal and informal knowledge, but the lack of structure of this knowledge. ADAPT aims to alleviate this problem by making and keeping this information usable by involving the local communities themselves in improving this part of their disaster resilience.



Sülzburgstraße 140

50937 Köln


Project coordinators

  • Associazione Nazionale Pubbliche Assistenze (IT)
  • Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland e.V. (DE)
  • Landesrettungsverein Weißes Kreuz / Associazione Provinciale di Soccorso Croce Bianca (IT)
  • Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (IT)
  • Dansk Folkehjælp (DK

Presentation of the project at the kick off meeting

Final report