Public events have significant role in the collection of valuable information for the purposes of CARISMAND project. While Stakeholder Assemblies gather experts and practitioners in disaster management around the project topics, Citizen Summits seek to reveal the local community’s opinions and attitudes. Thus CARISMAND aims to sustain a feedback loop between the two groups of stakeholders and implement the discussions results’ analysis in the development of guidelines for practitioners and recommendations for policy developments.
The University of Malta, through its departments of cognitive sciences and information policy, is undertaking comprehensive tasks on the design of Citizen Summits, the collation and analysis of citizens’ attitudes, and the analysis of stakeholder discussions under Work Package 5, ‘Design of Citizen Summits, Collation & Analysis of Citizens Attitudes towards Disaster risks, Analysis of Stakeholder Discussions’.
Two Stakeholder Assemblies and two Citizen Summits have been already implemented throughout CARISMAND project, in line with the project schedule. The last Stakeholder Assembly took place in Rome on 27 and 28 February 2017 and the team of the University of Malta is currently undertaking follow-up data coding and analysis.
At the same time they are finalizing the design of the upcoming Third and Fourth Citizen Summits:
- 17 June 2017 in Rome
- 24 June 2017 in Frankfurt