sCience & human factOr for Resilient sociEty (CORE)

CORE (sCience & human factOr for Resilient sociEty) responds to the call SU-DRS01-2018-2019-2020 - Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects for disaster-resilient societies. CORE contributes to Horizon 2020’s focus on secure societies where citizens are facing increasingly threatening situations. It is built on the activities and results of previous and on-going projects and is driven by end-users within the consortium and their wider stakeholder networks. Recent natural and man-made disasters have shown gaps in the level of preparedness of European society for disasters, highlighting the importance of increasing risk awareness, which ensures a direct positive impact on citizen and organisational resilience among people and decision-makers in Europe. CORE will identify and use best practice and knowledge / learning from certain countries, such as Japan which experienced high levels of seismic, volcanic and tsunami risks but where risk awareness is high.

Blending this European specific and global best practice we will provide optimized actions and solutions to help restructure and rebuild socio-economic structures after a disaster that is essential for the European society. A key characteristic of disaster response is the uncertainty and dynamics of the situation and, as consequence, the need for an integrated systemic approach able to (i) deliver appropriate and bespoke interventions also according to the human and social specificities in affected areas and populations (ii) empower adequate and collaborative co-management (governance based on socio-ecological systems) of crisis from citizens’ side.

Date: September 2021 - August 2024

Objective: The overall objective of the CORE will be to develop a harmonized vision of crisis management awareness and capability. There is indeed a need to strengthen disaster resilience at the level of municipalities, Member States and EU agencies, which must take into account the diversity of European society, and the variability of human factors. This can only be achieved through transdisciplinary collaboration involving the environmental science and social science communities. In this way, human factors, social, societal and organisational aspects can be supported by the scientific results obtained in research on environmental and anthropogenic risks. The meeting of two communities: social sciences and the results obtained in research on environmental risks is essential for the coherence and effectiveness of the project to be carried out. 

Funded by: EU (H2020 project under the SU-DRS01-2018-2019-2020 funding scheme)

Key partners: University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy; Institute for Sustainable Society and Innovation (ISSNOVA), Italy; Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria; University of Huddersfield (HUD), UK; Hanken School of Economics Finland (The HUMLOG Institute)

Projects members at Hanken: Wojciech Piotrowicz (PI), Sudipa Sarker, Aino Ruggiero, Lijo John, Mimmi Pöysti