How do European countries prevent and respond to crises?

Wednesday 19 May 2021

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Recent adverse occurrences have shown the need to improve the international ability to prevent, prepare and respond to disasters. In every crisis, there is an opportunity for growth: what are the new opportunities hidden in the current COVID‐19 crisis?

The Erasmus+ project ReFace – Regions facing shocks: building resilient community aims to support key regional players from various sectors and subject fields in gaining and/or enhancing transversal competencies and the relevant up to date knowledge to build, further develop and maintain resilient regions and communities.

To this aim, project partners conducted a research about their countries’ economic, societal, health, environmental developments and related policies for crisis prevention and management. Partners analysed regional and national policy documents in the field of regional resilience to evaluate their countries’ competences and specific knowledge. Questionnaire surveys and semi-structured interviews added the opinion of public administrations and NGOs and other relevant stakeholders about their specific training needs.  The research provided fundamental insights from four European countries (Slovakia, Italy, France, Spain), which will be used as the main input to design the MOOC “Regions facing shocks: building resilient community” and for the Road map “Supporting a Resilient Region – a tool for the Sustainable Communities”.

Would you like to learn more? Have a look at “The European Report on Resilient Regions”.

About the project

ReFace – Regions facing shocks: building resilient community is a two-years project co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of European Union under Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnership in the field of Vocational Education and Training.


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