On Tuesday 07 September 2021, the first RESILOC “Project to Policy Workshop” took place. The workshop was attended by the RESILOC team of resilience experts as well as representatives of strategic partners including UNDRRDG HOMEEC JRC and EC REA.; focusing jointly on exploring the baselines for transposition of project-based outcomes and policy recommendations in support of global strategies. 

Seats provided for the round table discussion

The workshop was the first of a series of events that will be held in the coming months. The objective of these events is to sustain a dialogue to translate the outcomes of Horizon 2020 projects including RESILOC into useful policy recommendations. RESILOC is in a privileged position to deliver such policy recommendations because of its unique nature of covering “the last mile” of the chain of actions dedicated to support community resilience. The proximity to the local communities, as the main carriers of resilience building in the society, is precisely what makes the RESILOC solution an integral and  useful component of applied resilience. The project was perceived as a relevant for supporting the application of global resilience agreements such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction at local level, providing enablers to navigate the transition while strengthening their ability to withstand and cope with challenges.

Translating Sendai to the various sizes of local communities

As it was highlighted by the workshop participants, RESILOC brings a practical, user focused approach to resilience, by actively involving local communities of different sizes, risk profiles and vulnerabilities embraced in diverse cultures of governance and societal expectations, from a holistic approach.

During the discussion part of the workshop, three lines of collaboration were identified. The first one, regarding the need for greater opportunities for collaboration in workshops and events related to disaster risk management. The second one, related to the work underway on resilience terminology which could provide input to of the Science Pillar’s contribution to the Taxonomy being developed within the UCP Knowledge Network. Finally, the third line of collaboration relates to the important question of sustaining project results after a project’s lifetime. While projects should produce results that are in line with global frameworks, reciprocally, it is important that administrations and agencies use the outcomes to improve their policies.

The “Project to Policy Workshop” was perceived as an  excellent format  that offered the opportunity to present RESILOC outputs and policy related ambitions defined in close cooperation with involved communities to policymakers, shaping the perspectives in open interaction and jointly aligning with shared strategic foresight baselines. Moreover, it has started a collaborative dialogue that is planned to continue throughout the project cycle of  RESILOC and extend to its Horizon 2020 DRS01 Cluster sister projects. The next Project to Policy workshop, planned for early December 2021, is intended to expand its framework to the perspectives of the Horizon 2020 DRS01 cluster with the objective of opening the conversation to diverse resilience oriented projects generating complementary solutions and facilitating collaboration with policymakers to bring the added value project outcomes  closer to policy and lasting improvements to all seeking a higher degree of safety and resilience.

If you are interested in receiving further information for the ongoing policy dialogue, please contact karsten.uhing@iml.fraunhofer.de .

Three stages of organising the transfer of DRS01 outputs to EU policy makers.

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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). 
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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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