14 April 2018

Fifth Citizen Summit 2018

CARISMAND Fifth Citizen Summit was held in Lisbon on 14 April 2018

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In 2018 CARISMAND has reached the last round of public meetings with citizens planned within the project. The Fifth Citizen Summit was held on 14 April 2018 in Lisbon and gathered 102 local residents around topics of crucial importance in crisis situations.

Each CARISMAND Citizen Summit deals with a number of specific topics related to different types of disasters and places at the centre of attention particular aspects that affect culturally informed disaster risk perceptions. During each event quantitative and qualitative data is also collected which will allow the CARISMAND team to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the citizens’ reactions and opinions on the topics discussed.

Following the format of the previous Citizen Summits, the event combined presentations with real-time voting system to receive instant responses from the audience, and also engaged the attendees in group discussions focused on particular cases of disaster situations.

Specific topics for the fifth edition were: how citizens can improve their own and their family’s and friends’ disaster preparedness by developing a personal “culture of preparedness”, and how citizens, in general, can get engaged and take part in disaster preparedness and response activities.

In the end of the day participants were informed on the results of their voting, and could compare them with the answers received in previous Citizen Summits, namely the ones in Bucharest and Malta (July 2016) and Rome and Frankfurt (June 2017).

The event was chaired by Prof. Noellie Brockdorff and Dr Sandra Appleby-Arnold from the University of Malta. Special materials for some of the themes was designed by LIBRe Foundation’s team.

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The Fifth Citizen Summit took place at Altis Grand Hotel, within walking distance of the Avenida Liberdade (Liberty Avenue) and Lisbon’s picturesque districts.

You can find guidelines on how to reach the hotel here.

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CARISMAND Fifth Citizen Summit

Saturday, 14 April 2018

09:00 – 10:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee


10:00 – 10:15

Welcome. Logistics & CARISMAND Project Introduction

Sala Principal: Roma I+II

10:15 – 12:30

Q&A set 1: Demographics and Disaster Experience

Presentation:The CARISMAND Toolkit

Q&A set 2: Disaster Preparedness

Presentation of Toolkit recommendation: Develop a Personal “Culture of Preparedness”

Presentation: Disaster Scenario Exercise with Citizens in Malta

Presentation of Toolkit recommendation: Get Engaged in Culturally Aware Disaster Preparedness and Response Activities

Q&A set 3: The Use of Social Media and Mobile Phone Apps in Disasters

Sala Principal: Roma I+II

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch break

Restaurante Rio de Janeiro

14:00 – 16:00

Group Discussions

Break-out Rooms

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break


16:30 – 17:00

Overview of Real-time Results from Participants’ Responses via the Audience Response System & Conclusions

Sala Principal: Roma I+II

You could find the Programme here.

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