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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Increased Resilience of Critical Infrastructure under Natural and Human-induced Hazards (INFRA-NAT)

Area of activity/subject: Seismic and human-induced risk of roadway bridge networks

Summary of the project: Regions with large infrastructure networks exposed to different types of hazards and structural ageing/deteriorating over time are particularly vulnerable. Much of these are bridge infrastructures built prior to the introduction of seismic design guidelines in the 1970’s (or later) meaning they are vulnerable to not just seismic action but also to the effects of ageing and deterioration. As such, INFRA-NAT aims at increased resilience of critical infrastructure, focusing on seismic hazard and ageing/deteriorating effects in bridges. The project consortium comprises of three countries very important to the broad European context: Italy, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Israel. It will provide the necessary tools for local and regional bodies to assess the vulnerability of critical infrastructure and provide guidance on how to best allocate available resources.


European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTRE)
Via Adolfo Ferrata 1
27100 Pavia

Project coordinators

Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology

Yaron Offir Engineers

Presentation at the kick off meeting