16 July 2016

Second Citizen Summit 2016

Citizens Summits are to provide a combination of dissemination and data gathering

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CARISMAND Citizen Summits are carefully planned events dealing with a number of specific topics related to different types of disasters and focus on specific aspects that affect culturally informed disaster risk perceptions.

Citizen Summits are structured in a way that encourages participants to take an active part in the discussions through interactive presentations as well as in small group discussions of up to 12 people.

The Second CARISMAND Citizen Summit took place in Malta on 16 July 2016.

After a brief introduction of the CARISMAND project, participants were asked questions about disaster simulation exercises, personal emergency plans, and the use of social media in disaster management. The audience provided their answers to these questions using individual key pads. This audience response system permitted researchers from the CARISMAND project instant access to the audience’s reactions.

The disaster exercise presented at the Summit was a simulation of an earthquake in Gozo organised in 2015 as part of the SIMIT project (Integrated System for Transboundary Italo-Maltese Civil Protection; project co-funded by the European Union).

The afternoon group discussions consisted of two main topics. The first topic addressed participants’ risk perceptions and intended behaviours in different disaster phases and different types of disasters. The second discussion topic aimed to identify cultural aspects which may affect disaster preparedness, relief and recovery, focusing not only on vulnerable groups but also on cultural factors which may strengthen the capabilities of individuals as well as communities.

For more information, follow the CARISMAND ‘News and Views’ Section for further results from the Citizens Summit discussions.

You could refer to the following documents related to the Second Citizen Summit:

CARISMAND Project Factsheet

CARISMAND WP6 Summary of Findings

CARISMAND WP7 Summary of Findings

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The Second Citizens Summit will take place in InterContinental Malta, situated in the exclusive beachside resort of St Julian’s, just seven kilometres from Valletta, Malta's capital city, and within walking distance of some of the islands finest shopping and entertainment locations.

For more information visit the venue website or call: +356 21 377600

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CARISMAND Second Citizen Summit

Saturday, 16 July 2016

09:00 – 10:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

Plenary Room Foyer

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome & CARISMAND Project Introduction

Plenary Room

10:15 - 10:30

Presentation on the Citizens Summit’s Organization and Logistics

Plenary Room

10:30 – 12:00
  • Factual Presentation about a Local Disaster Simulation Exercise
  • Presentation about Disaster Communication Procedures
  • Presentation about the Use of Social Media in Disaster Management

Plenary Room

12:00 – 12:15

Coffee break

Plenary Room Foyer

12:15 – 13:15

Group Discussion

Plenary Room / Break-out Rooms

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch Break

Cettina De Cesare Foyer
14:15 – 15:00

Group Discussion

Break-out Rooms

15:00 – 15:15 

Coffee Break

Plenary Room Foyer

15:15 – 16:00

Overview of Real-Time Results from Participants’ Responses via the Audience Response System

Plenary Room


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