• 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...


5 November – World Tsunami Awareness Day

5 November – World Tsunami Awareness Day

Get involved in the first edition of the World Tsunami Awareness Day initiated by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)!

When the Ground Starts Shaking: Drop, Cover, and Hold On!

When the Ground Starts Shaking: Drop, Cover, and Hold On!

Worldwide earthquake drill is to take place on 20 October 2016.

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2016: “Live To Tell”

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2016: “Live To Tell”

13 October is now globally known as the day to promote culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.

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

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