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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Improving Damage assessments to Enhance cost-benefit Analyses (IDEA)

The IDEA project is a response to the very limited reliability of data currently used to support cost benefit analysis in the field of natural hazards mitigation. The IDEA project proposal addresses four main objectives: a. to support more effective mitigation measures in the aftermath of a disaster, by analysing damage data according to a forensic perspective; b. to show how improved data may better inform pre-event risk modelling; c. to address data on damage to critical infrastructures and economic activities, as a key to identifying the impact of a disaster on the economy of the affected region; d. to develop tools that will enable public administrations to manage damage and loss estimation for multiple purposes including damage compensation.


DASTU-Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI)

Via Bonardi 3 – 20133 Milano

Italy; 39 02 23995457

Cell. 39 3386033939

Project coordinators

  • Umbria Regional Civil Protection (IT)
  • CP Oxford Brookes University (UK)
  • Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Scietificas (ES)
  • Catalunya Regional Civil Protection (ES)

Presentation at the kick off meeting

Final report

Recommendations 1

Recommendations 2