World Humanitarian Day – Time to focus on vulnerable groups
World Humanitarian Day – Time to focus on vulnerable groups
Interview with Lorenzo Massucchielli from the Italian Red Cross
Translating project findings into policy recommendations - Workshop with Adam Knelman Ostry
Translating project findings into policy recommendations - Workshop with Adam Knelman Ostry
Defining project-based policy recommendations requires building bridges between scientific evidence and public policy, thus highlighting the utility of scientific findings for results-based policy making.
Building resilience through mobile positioning data in Estonia and Indonesia
Building resilience through mobile positioning data in Estonia and Indonesia
How can we best prepare ourselves to deal with disasters? How can we build a better, more effective crisis management strategy, with the help of modern technology?
Approaches to ‘vulnerability’ in eight European disaster management systems
Approaches to ‘vulnerability’ in eight European disaster management systems

We charted the practitioners’ approaches to disaster vulnerability in eight European countries – Germany, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Estonia – to reveal significant differences across countries in terms of the meanings of vulnerability, its sources, reduction strategies, and the allocation of related duties.

New publication: Handling false information in emergency management: A cross-national comparative study of European practices
New publication: Handling false information in emergency management: A cross-national comparative study of European practices

During emergencies, exposure to false information can increase individual vulnerability. Our study contributes to a better understanding of how the effects of false information are mitigated by the emergency management systems in Europe.

New publication on the Journal of Risk Research: COVID-19 information disorder: six types of harmful information during the pandemic in Europe
New publication on the Journal of Risk Research: COVID-19 information disorder: six types of harmful information during the pandemic in Europe

The outbreak of a novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 propelled the creation, transmission, and consumption of false information – unverified claims, misleading statements, false rumours, conspiracy theories, and so on – all around the world.

COMMUNICATION BEHAVIOUR IN EUROPE AND VULNERABILITIES
COMMUNICATION BEHAVIOUR IN EUROPE AND VULNERABILITIES

Understanding communication - related vulnerability and resilience in crises 

CASE COUNTRY ANALYSES AND A CROSS-COUNTRY COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE FUNCTIONING OF DISASTER RESILIENCE SYSTEMS
CASE COUNTRY ANALYSES AND A CROSS-COUNTRY COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE FUNCTIONING OF DISASTER RESILIENCE SYSTEMS

Understanding resilience in the context of vulnerability is a challenge for both researchers and policy makers

Interested in reading our report on stakeholder views and the outcomes of our 1st colloquium?
Interested in reading our report on stakeholder views and the outcomes of our 1st colloquium?

Engaging citizens, volunteers, authorities and NGOs, and combining their practical experiences with research results is one of the main approaches of BuildERS project.

REPORT ON SEGMENTS OF VULNERABILITY COUNTRY BY COUNTRY BASIS – INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICIAL DATA
REPORT ON SEGMENTS OF VULNERABILITY COUNTRY BY COUNTRY BASIS – INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICIAL DATA

The ongoing world pandemic highlighted that even a most universal threat is still disproportionally affecting vulnerable groups.

BuildERS Survey
BuildERS Survey

BuildERS is conducting ongoing interviews with vulnerable groups who are clients of The Salvation Army and other social service providers in Europe.

Our new publication is out! Communication-related vulnerability to disasters: A heuristic framework
Our new publication is out! Communication-related vulnerability to disasters: A heuristic framework

The concept of social vulnerability has been increasingly applied in disaster literature, but its communicative drivers have remained understudied.