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The Project

RiskPACC focuses on increasing disaster resilience across society by closing the so-called Risk Perception Action Gap (RPAG) and aims to provide an understanding of disaster resilience from the perspective of citizens and Civil Protection Authorities (CPAs), identifying resilience building initiatives and good practices led by both citizens and CPAs. RiskPACC will develop a dedicated co-creation approach fostering collaboration between citizens, CPAs, Civil Society Organisations, researchers and developers through its seven case studies to jointly design and prototype novel solutions to build enhanced disaster resilience. The “Risk Pack” of solutions will include a framework and methodology to understand and close the RPAG; a repository of international best practice; and, tooled solutions based on new forms of digital and community-centred data and associated training guidance. RiskPACC’s consortium (comprised of CPAs, NGOs, connector organisations, researchers and technical experts) will facilitate knowledge sharing and peer-learning to close the RPAG and build disaster resilience.

Main objectives

Increase understanding of the Risk Perception-Action Gap (RPAG) and vulnerabilities in Europe in order to reduce
disaster risk and increase resilience.

Developing and field-validating a framework and methodology for CPAs, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and citizens
to understand and close the RPAG.

Facilitate greater interaction and knowledge exchange between different stakeholders as part of RiskPACC’s
co-creation and gamification approaches to develop the final product (the “Risk Pack”) and increase collaboration
across the risk cycle.

Advance multi-disciplinary understanding of disaster resilience by drawing on social science, humanities, technical,
digital, geographical, and human factors concepts.

Provide recommendations for decision makers and disaster resilience stakeholder groups on how to reduce the RPAG
and facilitate engagement between CPAs, CSOs and citizens including volunteers.


Call: H2020-SU-SEC-2020

Topic: SU-DRS01-2018-2019-2020

Human factors, and social, societal,
and organisational aspects for


Duration in months: 36M

Start Date: 01 September 2021

Dr. Florian Neisser

Senior Researcher | Project Manager

Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis (INT)

Department Technological Analysis and Strategic Planning (TASP)

Business Unit for Public Technology and Innovation Planning (TIP)

Appelsgarten 2, 53879 Euskirchen, Germany

Phone: +49-2251-18-144

Fax: +49-2251-1838-144




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101019707. This webpage reflects only the author’s view and the Research Executive Agency (REA) and European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.