Funded by the European Union's H2020 research and innovation programme, BuildERS works on increasing the societal resilience and social capital of European communities and citizens. It will do this by genuinely co-designing processes and tools with citizens, first-responder organisations and technology tools developers. The project will incorporate an inclusive and interactive research and analysis process, where the results are not derived ‘top-down’ but through a ‘bottom-top’ dynamic interaction.
Providing an understanding of and how the most vulnerable people exposed to risks and threats understand risks, prepare for and behave individually and collectively in crisis.
Creating knowledge to empower and activate first-responders, policy makers, administrators, public and private service providers and citizens.
Analysing and providng insights on how new technologies and media could improve disaster resilience of societies.
Providing policy recommendations to the relevant stakeholders to maximize the usability and reliability of social media in disasters and recovery processes.