Following two dedicated workshops with brainstorming sessions and months of research work and contribution from all partners, the evolutionary design of CARISMAND Toolkit is now completed.
CARISMANDToolkit is a key output of the project. It will be composed of two main components:
- a formal set of recommendations for stakeholders at all levels (disaster managers, policy makers, citizens) that include the implementation and/or improvement of policies and guidelines, educational measures, and a roadmap for further knowledge transfer activities;
- a comprehensive “cultural map” for formal and “informal” disaster managers as well as for interested citizens which is available online, downloadable, and adaptable to their individual or institutional needs; all together referred to as the CARISMAND Toolkit.
To achieve its goals, the toolkit will take the form of a web portal on the Internet. All the contents of the web portal will be searchable and search engine optimization techniques will be applied to the portal. The Cultural Map, the recommendations and as much of the web portal functionality as feasible will also be made available in an off-line form capable of being stored on a CARISMAND-branded USB memory stick or other memory device which can be physically given to stakeholders during dissemination events.
The design of the CARISMAND Toolkit also includes a plan of dissemination and exploitation activities and measures, designed to target each stakeholder group separately, in accordance with its needs, thus ensuring the long-term sustainability of the CARISMAND Toolkit.
The Toolkit has been developed under CARISMAND Work Package 9 lead by SMURD Foundation, Romania. The Toolkit Evolutionary Design is the first key task (Task 9.1) in this work package.
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