• Project Concept - CARISMAND aims to deal with the issues of preparedness, response to disasters and after-crisis recovery which is inevitably influenced by cultural background...
  • Project Objectives - Pursuing its goals towards culturally-informed solutions for disaster management...
  • Why is CARISMAND unique? - CARISMAND comprehensively addresses a number of specific challenges and scope through a variety...
  • Who does CARISMAND concern? - All CARISMAND activities are designed in such a way to be able to reach these stakeholders and to find the most appropriate tools...


CARISMAND at SICUR 2018, Madrid, Spain

CARISMAND at SICUR 2018, Madrid, Spain

Carmen Castro, representative of Valencia Local Police, will present the CARISMAND project at SICUR 2018 - the International Security Safety & Fire Exhibition, in Madrid, Spain, on 20 February 2018.

CARISMAND at a UIC Workshop on Crisis Communication and Social Media

CARISMAND at a UIC Workshop on Crisis Communication and Social Media

Rémy Bossu, EMSC Secretary General and one of the leading CARISMAND experts, gives a talk linked to the project on 14 February 2018 at the Workshop on crisis communication and social media, organized by Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer (UIC).

Upcoming CARISMAND Third Stakeholder Assembly!

Upcoming CARISMAND Third Stakeholder Assembly!

The Third Stakeholder Assembly will take place on 27-28 February 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, and will get together disaster management practitioners (civil protection specialists dealing with risk activities, communication and volunteer coordination, as well as law enforcement officials, representatives of the emergency and rescure services, fire brigades, etc.) from the Lisbon Region.

Management Research

Review of actors, processes, national/regional policies for different types of disasters and the different stages of disaster management


Possibilities to transform emotions related to citizens’ risk perceptions into active behaviour


Review of the legal situation of citizens in disaster situations, in particular regarding human rights, privacy rights, and any form of cultural rights (e.g. protection of minorities)


Possibilities and current practices of how cultural aspects can enhance the ability of citizens and communities to prepare themselves, respond efficiently and accelerate recovery processes




University of Groningen (RUG), The Netherlands
University of Malta (UOM), Malta
Law and Internet Foundation (LIF), Bulgaria
Laboratory of Citizenship Sciences (LSC), Italy
LIBRe Foundation (LIBRe), Bulgaria
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH), Germany
European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), France
University of Novi Sad (UNS), Serbia
National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Portuguese Criminal Police (PJ), Portugal
Valencia City Council-Local Police (PLV), Spain
South Yorkshire Police (SYP), UK
University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy
“Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy (MVNIA), Romania
Special Telecommunications Service (STS), Romania
SMURD Foundation (SMURD), Romania
Province of Groningen (PG), The Netherlands
Municipality of Florence (CdF), Italy
Nutcracker Research Ltd (NUTC), UK
Autoridade Nacional de Proteccao Civil (ANPC)

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