CARISMAND (Culture And RISk management in Man-made And Natural Disasters) is a project which aims to explore the cultural factors that may play a role in determining the way people respond to stress, engage in crisis management and accept disaster relief in an emergency.
CARISMAND also seeks to increase understanding of how disaster risk communication is affected by cultural aspects embedded in different national, economic and social environments, based on different institutional and societal relations, risk discourse styles and organisational cultures. To explore these and other factors, the project organises events across Europe to enable experienced disaster managers and practitioners from a broad range of backgrounds to discuss their perspectives and experiences.
The Second Stakeholder Assembly will take place on 27-28 February 2017 in Rome, Italy, and will get together disaster management practitioners (civil protection specialists dealing with risk activities, communication and volunteer coordination, as well as law enforcement officials, representatives of the emergency and rescure services, fire brigades, etc.) from the Lacio and Tuscany Regions. Focus of the event are issues related to trust, cultural aspects in disaster communication between practitioners and citizens, and use of social media and mobile phone apps in disasters.
More information about the event can be found here.