European cities face an increasing frequency and intensity of hazards and disasters, which are exacerbated by climate change and social dynamics, such as demographic change and an ageing population. As a consequence, municipalities are required to become more resilient. This is not only required with regard to short-term shocks, e.g. to recover from a natural disaster, but also to deal with long-term stresses, such as migratory movements and societal developments.
This CEN Workshop has been initiated by the Smart Mature Resilience (SMR) consortium members, project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program. The workshop will aim at developing a framework to show the ideal path in the resilience building process of a city.
The CEN Workshop agreement targeted audience is policy and decision makers at city level and councilors working for resilience in their city, as well as to any other city stakeholders working on resilience (e.g. critical infrastructure providers, emergency services, citizens, media, non-governmental organizations, academic and research institutions).
The kick-off meeting will be held on 08 November 2017 in Thessaloniki. All interested parties are welcome to register for participation and submit comments on the draft Project Plan to Workshop Secretary, René Lindner no later than 31 October 2017.
The final deliverable of this Workshop (CEN/CWA) is expected to be finalized in May 2018.