27 - 28 February 2017

Second Stakeholder Assembly 2017

The Stakeholder Assembly took place in Rome, Italy and gathered nearly 60 conference delegates.

Resume Top

The Second Stakeholder Assembly took place in Rome on 27 and 28 February 2017 with the special support of the Civil Protection of Municipality of Florence, a partner in the CARISMAND Project.

The event saw the participation of nearly 60 delegates working in the field of disaster management and crisis response within different Italian organisations: national, regional, and municipal governance, civil protection, firefighting and police departments, research institutes and universities, national associations, and others.

The first day of the Stakeholder Assembly started with a project introduction and continued with a group discussion session focusing on the topic of Culture and Risk”. In six focus groups, the conference delegates shared their practical experience of cultural aspects in disaster communication between practitioners and citizens. Key results of the discussions were later presented and the findings were further developed in a panel discussion. During the plenary session stakeholders heard from Dr Noellie Brockdorff and Dr Sandra Appleby-Arnold from the University of Malta who presented a summary of the citizens’ perspective gained through the two Citizen Summits held previously in Bucharest and Malta (July 2016). The University of Malta is CARISMAND partner responsible for the design and analysis of citizen summits and stakeholder assemblies.

An afternoon group discussion session gathered participants back in their focus groups to discuss issues of “Media Cultures and Disasters” and explore the usefulness, or potential limitations, of social media and mobile phone applications in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

The use of mobile phone applications in disasters, and particularly in the events of earthquakes, continued to be central in the morning plenary session of the second day of the conference. Keynote speaker on this topic was Remy Bossu from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre who presented valuable insights and experience on: “Smartphones, Apps and Emergency Management: Lessons Learnt from Earthquakes”. Mr Bossu and his team have been pioneering the concept of “citizen seismology“ allowing eyewitnesses to share their observations (testimonies, pictures, videos, comments) on earthquake’s effects through crowdsourcing techniques and innovative real time analysis of website traffic.

Panel sessions and focus group discussions then progressed towards other key considerations regarding the role of culture in disasters, summarised under the theme “Cultures, Communities, and Trust”. Participants debated the issues of social cohesion and social corrosion which were later addressed again in the afternoon panel discussion.

The closing presentation at the conference - “Cultures, Social Actors, and Empowerment in Local Communities” - was given by Gabriele Quinti from the Laboratory of Citizenship Sciences (Laboratorio di Scienze della Cittadinanza). The institute’s activities, based on a sociological approach, are focused on the radical changes affecting models of governance in contemporary societies in which knowledge is a strategic factor of growth and development and where new forms of human agency emerge.

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Agenda / Programma Top

CARISMAND – 2a Assemblea delle Parti Interessate “Disastri, Culture e Fiducia”


Lunedi, 27 febbraio 2017

10:00 – 10:30

Registrazione dei partecipanti

10:30 – 11:00 

Accoglienza ed introduzione al Progetto

11:00 – 13:30*

Gruppo di lavoro, 1a sessione “La cultura Cultura ed il Rischio”:

Esperienza pratica degli aspetti culturali nella comunicazione di disastri tra professionisti e cittadini

13:30 – 14:30

Pausa pranzo

14:30 – 15:30

Tavola rotonda “La Cultura ed il Rischio” - Esperienze pratiche

15:30 – 16:00

Noellie Brockdorff / Sandra Appleby-Arnold (Università di Malta):

Esiti dei Summit dei Cittadini CARISMAND 2016 in Romania e Malta

16:00 – 17:30*

Gruppo di lavoro 2a sessione “Culture Mediatiche e Disastri”:

L’utilizzo dei social media e delle applicazioni per cellulari nei disastri

Martedì, 28 febbraio 2017

09:00 – 09:30  

Registrazione dei partecipanti

09:30 – 10:00

Accoglienza e Riepilogo del giorno precedente

10:00 – 10:30

Remy Bossu (Centro Sismologico Euro-Mediterraneo):

Smartphone, App e Gestione delle emergenze: Lezioni Apprese dai terremoti

10:30 – 11:30

Tavola rotonda “Culture mediatiche e disastri”

11:30 – 13:30*

Gruppo di lavoro 3 “Coesione Sociale e Corrosione Sociale”:

Culture, comunità e fiducia

13:30 – 14:30

Pausa pranzo

14:30 – 15:30

Tavola rotonda “Culture, comunità e fiducia”

15:30 – 16:00

Gabriele Quinti (Laboratorio di Scienze della Cittadinanza):

Culture, attori sociali e responsabilizzazione nelle comunità locali

16:00 – 16:30


* Tutte le sessioni dei lavori di gruppo comprendono una pausa caffè.

Notare che tutti i Gruppi di lavoro si terranno in italiano. Tutte le presentazioni in inglese saranno tradotte simultaneamente in lingua italiana. Le tavole rotonde verranno tenute in italiano con traduzione simultanea in lingua inglese.


You could find the Programme in English language here.

Venue / Luogo Designato Top


The Second CARISMAND Stakeholder Assembly will be held in the premises of Starhotels Metropole Hotel at Via Principe Amedeo, 3, 00185 Rome, Italy.


Travel / Viaggiare Top


From the Termini Train Station

Starhotels Metropole Hotel is near Roma Termini Тrain Station - only 300m walking distance.


From the Tiburtina Train Station

You can use Rome Metro (Line B) to reach Roma Termini Тrain Station in 4 stops, and then walk 300m towards Starhotels Metropole Hotel.

Resources / Risorse Top


CARISMAND Preliminary Findings on Cultural Aspects Considered in Systems, Processes, and Policies in Disaster Management (EN) / CARISMAND Primi risultati concernenti gli aspetti culturali presi in considerazione nei sistemi, processi e “policies” relative alla gestione dei disastri (IT)

CARISMAND Findings on Cultural Factors and the Use of Technologies in Times of Disasters (EN) / CARISMAND Risultati preliminari di CARISMAND circa la fattori culturali e l'uso delle tecnologie in caso di calamità (IT)

CARISMAND Findings on Risk Perception and Risk Cultures (EN) / CARISMAND Risultati preliminari di CARISMAND circa la percezione del rischio e le culture del rischio (IT)

CARISMAND Stakeholder Assembly 1: Bucharest. Summary (EN) / CARISMAND Assemblea degli Azionisti 1: Bucharest. Sintesi (IT)

CARISMAND Citizen Summit 1: Bucharest. Summary (EN) / CARISMAND Vertice Cittadino 1: Bucharest. Sintesi (IT)

CARISMAND Citizen Summit 2: Malta. Summary (EN) / CARISMAND Vertice Cittadino 2: Malta. Sintesi (IT)

CARISMAND Findings on Citizens’ Rights (EN) / CARISMAND Risultati preliminari circa i diritti dei cittadini (IT)

CARISMAND Preliminary Findings on Citizens’ Empowerment (EN) / CARISMAND Risultati preliminari su “Citizens’ Empowerment” (IT)

CARISMAND Preliminary Findings on Risk Communication and the Role of the Media in Risk Communication (EN) / CARISMAND Primi risultati concernenti la comunicazione sui rischi e la funzione dei Media nella comunicazione sui rischi (IT)


Presentations from the Conference / Presentazioni  della Conferenza

Project Introduction / Introduzione al progetto (IT)

Smartphones, Apps and Emergency Management: Lessons Learnt from Earthquakes / Smartphone, App e Gestione delle emergenze: Lezioni Apprese dai terremoti (EN)

Cultures, Social Actors, and Empowerment in Local Communities / Culture, attori sociali e responsabilizzazione nelle comunità locali (IT)

Results from the CARISMAND Citizen Summits 2016 in Romania and Malta / Esiti dei Summit dei Cittadini CARISMAND 2016 in Romania e Malta (IT)


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