General-purpose of the RESILOC research 

RESILOC is an EU research project RESILOC funded by European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Programme. Resilience is defined by the United Nations as “the ability to resist, absorb and accommodate to the effects of a hazard, in a timely and efficient manner”. Thus, resilient communities are those in which their citizens, environment, businesses, and infrastructures have the capacity to withstand, adapt, and recover in a timely manner from any kind of hazards they face, either planned or unplanned

In recent years efforts have been spent to tackle resilience and there is, still, a long path forward in defining an EU valid and sound approach to the problem. The project’s objective is to increase Europe’s resilience to crisis and disasters. RESILOC aims at studying and implementing a holistic framework of studies, methods and software instruments that combines the physical with the less tangible aspects associated with human behaviour.

RESILOC Research Activities 

All RESILOC research activities follow the general objective of the project. However, their specific purpose may vary and depends on factors such as the project stage, the work package under which they are conducted, the location where they are conducted and the stakeholders they involve.

You are reading this because you have been invited to participate in one or more RESILOC research activities. Your participation is free will, voluntary and free of charge. Your participation does not bind you with any obligations towards us and you can stop with it at any time, without giving us any explanation on the reasons and without any consequence for you. There will be no consequences if you decide to decline our invitation to participate either.

Below is a list of the research activities under RESILOC. To gain a better understanding of the research purposes of the activity, please click on its name and a pop-up window will appear with the details associated with it.

List of research activities:

  • Catania – Workshops on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies (Click here)
  • Catania – Validation Workshops (Click here)

Selection of participants

The RESILOC research activities entail the participation of volunteers. Research activities may entail different participant selection criteria, for instance, residence location, profession or occupation, gender among others. The criterion that is applicable for volunteers in all RESILOC research activities is that they must be at least 18 years old.

Below is a list of the research activities under RESILOC. To gain a better understanding of the participant selection criteria for an activity, please click on its name and a pop-up window will appear with the details associated with it.

List of research activities:

  • Catania- Workshops on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies (Click here)
  • Catania – Validation Workshops (Click here)

Risks and benefits

A best practice in research is considering whether, on one hand, there may be potential risks associated with your participation, and, on the other, what the benefits from participation should be for you.

To gain a better understanding of the risks and benefits associated with research activity, please click on its name and a pop-up window will appear with the details associated with it.

List of research activities:

  • Catania- Workshops on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies (Click here)
  • Catania – Validation Workshops (Click here)

Privacy, confidientiality and personal data handling

Privacy and confidentiality have been carefully considered in the RESILOC project to meet legal requirements, as well as ethical considerations.

Data collected throughout the project activities will be used to develop the RESILOC project objective, which is to increase Europe’s resilience to crisis and disasters. Only data that is necessary for the development of the project will be collected. In some cases, it might be necessary to collect personal information such as name, identification number or location (Art. 4(1) GDPR). In some other cases “special categories of personal data”, also known as SCOPD (Art. 9(1) GDPR), could be collected throughout the activities of the project. However, the collection of SCOPD data will be limited and no data will be stored with the purpose of back-tracing individuals.

Data practices in RESILOC will follow the principles of data minimization and will use anonymization and pseudonymization techniques. In addition, data practices in RESILOC have been designed following legal requirements as well as ethical considerations approved by ethic boards. Only authorized administrators assigned through internal project processes will have access to data. RESILOC will follow the data minimization principle (Art. 5 GDPR). This principle consists of collecting only the necessary amount of data and using it to the minimum extent. Therefore, data that is no longer required to develop project activities will be deleted.

If data is deemed useful for scientific or statistical research, data collected within the RESILOC project will be kept after the end of the project, but only in an aggregated and anonymized form. Such data will be used by the research community for advancement in science.

Finally, unless otherwise specified, personal data will not be forwarded to a third country or an international organization.

As a personal data subject, you have several rights that you can exercise at any point of your participation in RESILOC research activities. These are detailed in the section Your rights as a personal data subject below.

List of research activities:

  • Catania- Workshops on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies (Click here)
  • Catania – Validation Workshops (Click here)

Registration to research activities

To register to research activities, please click on the Research Activity you would like to register.

Only planned research activities are open for registration.

List of research activities:

  • Catania- Workshops on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies (closed registration)
  • Catania – Validation Workshops (closed registration)

Your rights as a personal data subject

The list below shows your rights as a personal data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

To withdraw your consent at any time. This means that we may not continue the data processing based on this consent in the future.

To obtain access to your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information about:

  • the purposes of the processing
  • the categories of personal data concerned
  • the categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed
  • and the envisaged period for which the data will be stored

Moreover, you have the right to request:

  • rectification
  • erasure
  • restriction of processing
  • to object to processing
  • the right to lodge a complaint
  • and to obtain information about the source of your data if they were not collected by us
  • as well as about the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling
  • and, if applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved

If your data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards under Art. 46 GDPR relating to the transfer.

To obtain the rectification of inaccurate data or the completion of your personal data without undue delay.

To obtain the erasure of personal data saved by us unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, to comply with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

To obtain restriction of processing of your personal data if you:

  • contest the accuracy of the data
  • the processing is unlawful but you oppose the erasure of the personal data
  • or if we no longer need the personal data while you still require it for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims, or if you have filed an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR

To receive your personal data that you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to transmit those data to another entity.

To not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling if this decision significantly affects you.

To lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Generally, you may contact the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, place of work or the registered offices of our organization.

To lodge a complaint before the competent courts of the Member States.

To receive compensation for suffered material or non-material damage as a result of an infringement of the GDPR.

Risk

Here there will be a high-level text in which we explain that there are little to no risks associated with RESILOC research activities, nevertheless, here is a list with identified risks and inconveniences for specific activities 
Name of the research activity 1 (here there will be a pop up for each research activity. We will provide the text). 
Name of the research activity 2 
Name of the research activity 3 
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Associated Risks - RA1

Catania- Workshops on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies


There are no foreseen physical, mental or reputational risks related to participation in this workshop.

Your participation will be treated in confidence. RESILOC may use quotes from the Q&A in publications but these will be anonymised and any personal information that could be used to identify you will be removed.

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Associated Risks - RA2

Catania – Validation Workshops


There are no foreseen physical, mental or reputational risks related to participation in this workshop.

Your participation will be treated in confidence. RESILOC may use quotes from the Q&A in publications but these will be anonymised and any personal information that could be used to identify you will be removed.

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RA 1 - Selection of participants

Catania- Workshops on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies


Participation in the Catania Workshop on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies is voluntary but restricted to members of the Community of Catania assigned to the RESILOC Project.

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RA 2 - Selection of participants

Catania – Validation Workshops


Participation in the Catania Validation Workshop is voluntary but restricted to members of the Community of Catania assigned to the RESILOC Project.

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RA 2 - General

Catania – Validation Workshops


The goal of the research activity is to collect and evaluate the results of the three workshops of phase one. This will be carried out through a questionnaire (Validation tool 1.1) that is organised in two parts (10 questions in total).

The first section evaluates the relevance/applicability of DIP (dimensions, indicators and  proxies) in the context of Catania.

The second section collects feedback on the role of scenarios as a tool for testing the validity of the DIP system and collects information on the clarity and understanding of the data gathering process. You are asked to receive and complete the questionnaire submitted by the Local Training Lead, returning it back by email before and no later than Monday 07/02/2022.

The RESILOC research team will use the answers you provide to further refine the development of the resilience tool that aims to improve the resilience of local communities.

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RA1 - Overview Catania

Catania - Workshops on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies


The workshop will be a mixed meeting, with both in-person and remote participants, and led by the Local Training Lead. The Local Training Lead will introduce the participants to the theoretical framework developed.

This activity will be performed via a PowerPoint presentation that aims to explain the scientific/research framework of RESILOC, introducing the DIP database and the logic behind it. During the presentation, the Local Training Lead will explore participants views, in particular on the approach of using dimensions, indicators and proxies to capture the resilience of a community; this will be done through dedicated Q&A sessions during specific moments of the workshop.

The purpose is to make the representatives of the Municipality and the LRT members able to evaluate the applicability of the framework in terms of relevance, feasibility, data availability, among others for the community of Catania.

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RA1 - Privacy, confidentiality and personal data handling

Catania- Workshops on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies


For this particular research activity, we collect the following personal data in order to have a better understanding of your opinion and perspective.:

  • name
  • organisation
  • community name
  • email
  • phone number (optional)

We would also like to make a video recording of the workshop (optional), which will only be used to aid us to improve the analysis of the answers you provide.

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RA 2 - Privacy, confidentiality and personal data handling

Catania – Validation Workshops


For this particular research activity, we collect the following personal data in order to have a better understanding of your opinion and perspective:

  • name
  • organisation
  • community name
  • email
  • phone number (optional)

We would also like to make a video recording of the workshop (optional), which will only be used to aid us to improve the analysis of the answers you provide.

The data collected will be stored on the IES server, protected by data security protocols, for a maximum of 2 years (up to one year after the end of the project).

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