TACTIC project (Tools, methods And training for CommuniTIes and Society to better prepare for a Crisis)

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Scope, rationale, context: general description. Precise here if this technology is currently use (eg. company name or contact info) TACTIC’s main objective was to develop an online platform together with practitioners which can improve community preparedness to cross border and large scale hazards. Tactic was a two year transdisciplinary research process that aimed at developing outcomes in close collaboration with about 160 stakeholders working and involved in the field of disaster risk management both operationally as well as on the policy-level. Therefore, TACTIC selected four case studies from across Europe, representing different types of crisis and disasters and allowing the consortium to take into account different kinds of preparedness activities and strategies in order to develop a multi-hazard approach to risk communication and community preparedness. More specifically, we focused on terrorism, on floods, on epidemics and on earthquakes.

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The overall aim of the TACTIC project is to increase preparedness to large-scale and cross-border disasters amongst communities and societies in Europe. To achieve this, TACTIC will consider studies on risk perception and preparedness (including good practices and preparedness programmes) in order to develop a participatory community preparedness audit enabling communities to assess, impacts in a multi-hazard context, their motivations and capacities to prepare for large-scale and/or cross-border disasters. This forms the basis for developing context-sensitive education and training strategies and practices that are embedded in an overarching long-term learning framework (including evaluation procedures) for increasing the overall prepares of communities and societies across Europe.

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completed 2016

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