Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe (emBRACE)

Submitted by Sabrina Lambat | published 14th Jul 2011 | last updated 16th Feb 2022
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The emBRACE project

The aims of the emBRACE project were to improve the framing of resilience in the context of disasters in Europe, and develop a conceptual and methodological approach to clarify how the resilience capacity of a society confronted with natural hazards and disasters can be characterized, defined and measured.

The framework was tested and ground truthed by means of 6 well-chosen case studies across Europe exposed to different natural hazards, situated in different governance settings and socio-demographic-economic contexts.

emBRACE advanced the methodologies for evaluating, modeling and assessing resilience of different actors. emBRACE will be methodologically rich, drawing on partner expertise across the research methods spectrum.

Stakeholders and experts were incorporated into knowledge-sharing groups. A key difference in emBRACE was the seeking out of people and groups not normally included in such fora; not as subjects of research but as partners in research and experts in their own right.

The emBRACE project started on 1 October 2011 and ended on 30 September 2015. 

Part of the legacy of the project is the DISASTER-RESILIENCE discussion list which was launched on 13 October 2011, the International Day of Disaster Reduction


Project outputs

All of the outputs from the emBRACE project can be viewed on the project's webpage:

This project started on 1 October 2011 and ended on 30 September 2015. 

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 283201