Gorizia is an Italian town located in the north-eastern Region of Italy (Friuli Venezia Giulia), at the border with Slovenia, with a population of 34.000 intensely engaged in cross-border cooperation and focused on building community resilience. The Municipality of Gorizia can also be framed in a wider perspective; it is part of a cross-border area composed of 3 communities: Gorizia (ITA), Nova Gorica and Šempeter-Vrtojba (SLO). In 2011, the three municipalities founded EGTC GO, a public authority with legal personality, as per the Regulation (EC) no. 1082/2006 of the European Parliament and Council, with the aim of identifying the shared challenges to make the cross-border area more competitive. EGTC GO has jurisdiction over the territory of the three cities, having the power to reach across the border, plan and carry out strategies and operations as a single city. Among these, the EGTC offers the possibility to shape a shared strategy on urban development, identify the needs of the communities through an Assembly of representatives, preventing any of the three cities from having a predominant role, operating across the entire cross-border area regardless of municipal borders. Cooperation and engagement of citizens in building resilience has thus become a part of the governance culture and is being further developed through unique initiatives.

Cross-border Dimension of Gorizia

In its participation to the RESILOC project, the Municipality of Gorizia is focusing on identifying new strategies for improving the processes of preparedness of local communities against any kind of hazards, deploying new tools and activating social capital through the Local Resilience Team. The local community of Gorizia has created a  Local Resilience Team (LRT), an informal group of diverse local stakeholders (civil society organizations representatives, experts, private citizens, local authorities representatives, etc.), clustered around four areas of activity and intervention (technical, cultural, social, youth), with the aim of linking the new strategies and project generated tools to the community, engaging citizens in building more inclusive resilience strategies and raising awareness on risk and resilience-related challenges among the community.

The Local Resilience Team has a fundamental role for the Gorizia Trial preparation, execution, and validation activities, playing a crucial role in carrying out awareness raising activities on resilience. Among the main priorities of the LRT, is to seek to assess local resilience in Gorizia to develop an integrated local resilience strategy.

The participation of local stakeholders active on diversity and inclusion issues, enabled the Community of Gorizia to identify and focus on community-specific «vulnerabilities» which were not previously considered in emergency planning.

Among other crises, the pandemic has shown that building resilience is key to more sustainable and prepared communities. In this framework, the Municipality of Gorizia has embarked on a path towards a more resilient community, and has witnessed that community resilience can only be built through the close cooperation of local communities, authorities and experts. The participatory approach implemented in the process, assures a higher level of social and political sustainability of the decisions taken.

Useful links:

https://www.facebook.com/LRTGorizia.RESILOC/

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 
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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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