EDUCEN: the role of culture in disaster risk

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Scope, rationale, context: general description. Precise here if this technology is currently use (eg. company name or contact info) EDUCEN stands for European Disasters in Urban Centers: a Culture Expert Network. It focuses on the role of culture in disaster management and risk. EDUCEN consists of 10 participant organizations from 7 different European countries. The project has received funding from the European Commission. The overarching aim of EDUCEN is to build on existing European networks and with them identify actions to build and support culture and cultural diversity. The networking and support actions, which are central in EDUCEN’s approach, will be directed at increasing the effectiveness of DRR design by including culture as a valuable component in all phases of disaster risk management: prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response and reconstruction. This will contribute to more resilient cities that are able to meet the needs of their various cultures and subcultures during disaster relief hopefully leading to a lower number of fatalities while also reducing reaction time when disaster strikes.

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handbook, toolkit and case study manuals as examples to enhance the capabilities of the main actors involved in the different phases of DRR, and especially in crisis management, to use cultural aspects as an asset to increase the effectiveness of their actions. Handbook available here:

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