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Vulnerability and Resilience
Vulnerability and Resilience
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Events like the COVID-19 pandemic or the cyclone Amphan hitting India and Bangladesh in May 2020, as the most recent extreme weather events, regularly spur a discussion which revolves around the terms vulnerability, risk groups and resilience. The research project BuildERS took up this debate, since it aims to increase the resilience of European communities.

Interested in hearing the H2020 BuildERS project’s findings and discussing over a Gotomeeting? Join us!!
Interested in hearing the H2020 BuildERS project’s findings and discussing over a Gotomeeting? Join us!!
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Tuesday 9 June 2020 09:00 – 12:00 CET. The H2020 BuildERS (Building European Communities’ Resilience and Social Capital) project is celebrating its first year with a Gotomeeting!

Vulnerability during COVID-19: Spotlight on Homelessness
Vulnerability during COVID-19: Spotlight on Homelessness
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Who is vulnerable?

When we think about which people are vulnerable during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the most vulnerable seem to clearly be groups such as the elderly and immunocompromised. While it is undoubtedly true that these groups suffer disproportionately from the effects of COVID-19, there are other groups that have experienced extreme hardship during the crisis who have not been adequately considered in emergency planning and response.

Interested in hearing the H2020 BuildERS project’s findings and discussing over a Gotomeeting? Join us!!
Interested in hearing the H2020 BuildERS project’s findings and discussing over a Gotomeeting? Join us!!
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Tuesday 9 June 2020 09:00 – 12:00 CET. The H2020 BuildERS (Building European Communities’ Resilience and Social Capital) project is celebrating its first year with a Gotomeeting!

We stay united against coronavirus
We stay united against coronavirus
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This May all countries join forces and respond united to coronavirus pandemic. The world quickly needs to develop and deploy effective and affordable diagnostics, treatments and a vaccine. Without them, every country in the world remains vulnerable.

Man-made disasters: The case of Chernobyl and its impact on the local populations
Man-made disasters: The case of Chernobyl and its impact on the local populations
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You may hear about natural disasters often, but some of the deadliest disasters in world history have been caused by human activities. And, this is the case of Chernobyl.

COVID-19 and the BuildERS Project: taking stock and looking forward
COVID-19 and the BuildERS Project: taking stock and looking forward
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Less than one year after the start of the BuildERS project, the corona virus emerged in China in December 2019 and quickly spread across the world. All countries are now affected and our societies are undergoing major changes. We are moving towards a ‘new normal’, not only in the weeks and months ahead but also in the years to come. From the way we move and interact socially, to our views on solidarity and the welfare state, key questions are currently in flux. 

Understanding ‘viral’ communication in times of virus outbreak
Understanding ‘viral’ communication in times of virus outbreak
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The outbreak of a novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is not only an epidemiological problem, but goes wide and deep into our everyday lives. People are distressed, stock-markets tumble, and restrictions on social gatherings and movement affect millions of people globally. Such reactions pose questions about the mechanisms behind the social and economic outcomes of the pandemic

How to build resilience against extreme weather events? Tips for people at risk
How to build resilience against extreme weather events? Tips for people at risk
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Today, almost 50% of the European population lives in coastal areas with coastal infrastructure worth approximately 200 billion EURO. Over the past centuries, Europe has been experiencing catastrophic weather events which clearly demonstrated the vulnerability of those zones.

Tiedon Valoa Smart City Week Tampere 2020
Tiedon Valoa Smart City Week Tampere 2020
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Technology is a great asset when designing the smart cities of future, but the core idea is to offer better and more sustainable living for residents and businesses. Citizen participation was strongly emphasised in the Light of Knowledge (Tiedon valoa) event that opened the Tampere Smart City Week

Valtakunnallinen Turvallisuusseminaari 2020 (National security seminar 2020)
Valtakunnallinen Turvallisuusseminaari 2020 (National security seminar 2020)
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The theme of the 2020 seminar was related to the sense of security of different population groups, as well as security innovations, new knowledge about security, and practices and tools to promote security at the local and regional level.