Progress in Building up CARISMAND Toolkit and Cultural Map

Key outputs of CARISMAND project are the so-called ‘Toolkit’ and ‘Cultural Map’. They will provide formal and ‘informal’ disaster managers as well as interested citizens with recommendations and practical guidelines for incorporating the knowledge on citizens’ cultural specifics into disaster preparedness, crisis response and recovery.

These products will collate the theoretical and empirical knowledge gathered throughout CARISMAND project and will be made available online, downloadable, and adaptable to the individual or institutional needs of the stakeholders. The tools will also make use of sufficient amount of visual aids and will present the content in a most comprehensive way in order to facilitate direct implementation of the recommended measures. The Toolkit and Cultural map will be disseminated among stakeholders in disaster management and policy making on national and EU level. They are expected to be available to the public by the end of CARISMAND project (September 2018).

The Toolkit development is allocated to the SMURD Foundation (SMURD), Romania – CARISMAND leading partner of Work Package 9. SMURD Foundation is the supporting organisation of the Romanian Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication and has been involved in various initiatives for policy development, public awareness, and civil cooperation.

The SMURD Team’s work on CARISMAND Toolkit is supported by all other project partners, according to their expertise and the stage of the Toolkit development. To facilitate the collaboration, special consortium meetings are regularly organised – Toolkit Workshops. Two Toolkit Workshops were already held in brainstorming-sessions format:

  • First Toolkit Workshop in Rome, 23-24 January 2017
  • Second Toolkit Workshop in Vienna, 15-16 May 2017

Follow updates on the progress of CARISMAND Toolkit development at CARISMAND News and Views section.

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