CORE responds to the call SU-DRS01-2018-2019-2020 -Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects for disaster-resilient societies. It is built on the activities and results of previous and on-going projects and is driven by end-users within the consortium and their wider stakeholder networks.

The project will analyse specific risks of natural and anthropogenic origin including cascade effects. In particular, the project will analyse different disaster scenarios including earthquake, tsunami, forest and wild-land fires, flash flood, terrorist attack, industrial accident and the Covid-19 pandemic that will be used as a benchmark case. In this project there will be a specific focus on needs of the most vulnerable people to make them aware and prepared towards disaster risks and during major incidents and disasters. Emergency measures should seek to reserve the dignity and (where possible) the autonomy of people with disabilities.

The project will also investigate the social media role in  disaster management by paying particular attention to ethical concerns. These ethical concerns are related to the potential impact of social media on human autonomy, dignity, integrity and vulnerability, but also on how these social networks could affect equity and justice, freedom or be harmful to humans.

Recommendations and guidelines that will be provided by CORE will foster the development of a culture of improved preparedness, adaptability, and resilience to risks that will accommodate a variety of human and social characteristics and vulnerabilities. 

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