emBRACE (Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe)


Dr. A. Nuray Karanci    Middle East Technical University


The emBRACE project aims to improve the pan-European framing of the resilience concept. Using interdisciplinary, socially inclusive and collaborative methods, it will develop a conceptual and methodological approach to clarify how the resilience capacity of a society confronted with natural hazards and disasters can be characterized, defined and measured. Based on a systematic evaluation of the widest literature base, the project will first elaborate an initial conceptual framework. Existing datasets will be interrogated to identify variables that provide indications of resilience and which are framework consistent. The framework and data will then be ‘tested’ and ground truthed by means of several carefully-chosen European case studies which will be differentiated by hazard, governance setting, socio-demographic-economic context and scale.

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