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Λογότυπος της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής
European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Έργο

Supportive Risk Awareness and Communication to Reduce impact of Cross-Border Heatwaves (SCORCH)

Area of activity / Keywords:

Heat waves, risk communication, impact prevention

Summary of the action:

Extreme temperatures (ExT) are characterized as climatological hazards that include heat and cold waves, and extreme winter conditions. In the EU and Neighborhood countries, heat waves are especially a problem that lead to a rise in both morbidity and mortality. Such events are largely cross-border phenomena and ideally, require collective response and preparedness, to reduce cost and health effects while mitigating impact on communities. One strategy for prevention is evidence-based communication for health risks and increased resilience. Such prevention measures would be a major contribution to disaster risk reduction (DRR) in urban settings. The overall objective of this proposal is to reduce the impact of heat waves on vulnerable, urban populations through improved risk communication strategies informed by existing EU plans and guidelines. We will measure risk perception and behaviour in communities through surveys and foster a culture of prevention and cooperation across countries.

Beneficiary

EVAPLAN GmbH AM UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
RINGSTRASSE 19 B, 69115, HEIDELBERG (DE)
www.evaplan.org

Project coordinators

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN - (BE)

https://uclouvain.be

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH - (GE)

STICHTING INTERNATIONAL NETWORK ON CHILDREN'S HEALTH ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY - (NL)

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY - (IL)

https://english.tau.ac.il

Presentation at the kick off meeting