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

2020 UNDERSTANDING RISK FORUM
2020 UNDERSTANDING RISK FORUM
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With #UR2020 going virtual, the event can be more global than we’ve ever been!
Displacement from one's own home after a natural disaster: who are the most vulnerable to psychological distress?
Displacement from one's own home after a natural disaster: who are the most vulnerable to psychological distress?
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When the Earth stops shaking, the survivors begin their journey back to lost normality. This blog will present an analysis focused on the post-earthquake emergency phase's psychological implications in the elderly, adolescents, and children populations.

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

Online Conference: Risk Analysis: From perception to prediction
Online Conference: Risk Analysis: From perception to prediction
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Society for Risk Analysis Europe Nordic Chapter invites to the yearly meeting of risk researchers and practitioners. Conference will provide interdisciplinary forum to discuss current research  on risk assessment, risk perception, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk.  

BuildERS deliverables are out!
BuildERS deliverables are out!
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Interested in reading full reports on the work we carried out with our partners in topics related to vulnerability, resilience and risk awareness?
New publication: Vulnerability and vulnerable groups from an intersectionality perspective
New publication: Vulnerability and vulnerable groups from an intersectionality perspective
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This article promotes the application of the intersectionality perspective in the study of vulnerable groups, and calls for intersectionality as a guiding principle in risk and crisis management, to provide a better and more nuanced picture of vulnerabilities and vulnerable groups.

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: How to enhance resilience of populations at local and national level
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: How to enhance resilience of populations at local and national level
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A few days ago, on the 13th of October, we all celebrated the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction acknowledging the importance of protecting lives, livelihoods and health and eliminating disaster risks – targets which are fully aligned with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan in March 2015.
Virtual Workshop: Local Level Resilience and Pandemic Risk - European Week of Regions and Cities 2020
Virtual Workshop: Local Level Resilience and Pandemic Risk - European Week of Regions and Cities 2020
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The dramatic impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic struck at the heart of our local settings, across all regions of the EU. Governments at all levels, in particular, local and regional authorities, have been called upon to provide emergency services, coordinate efforts and mitigate as far as possible the impact on citizens and economies.

 Localised emergency alerting via messages and apps
Localised emergency alerting via messages and apps
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There is a saying in Finland claiming that an accident does not come with a bell on its neck, but with mobile phones and the possibility to send real-time, localized alerts to people in the affected area, the impact of emergencies may be reduced significantly. 

Citizen Initiatives around the world - Supporting people during Covid-19 pandemic
Citizen Initiatives around the world - Supporting people during Covid-19 pandemic
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COVID-19 has brought truly unprecedented times that no one could foresee. Overnight, the world as we knew it, changed! As the coronavirus started to spread and jump, many who were travelling abroad quickly reshuffled their plans to return home to family members and loved ones.

Social media influencers – can they increase awareness of a crisis?
Social media influencers – can they increase awareness of a crisis?
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People receive and share information with other like-minded individuals. They do it intentionally and with the encouragement of technology, like search engines and cookies. Some even claim, that we live in “information bubbles”.