Eurac Research

Eurac Research lies in the heart of the Dolomites. Created in 1992 as an independent research center, EURAC is home to researchers from all over Europe who work together on a wide range of interdisciplinary projects. Experts in law and natural sciences, linguists and geneticists collaborate with public and private agencies towards the resolution of some central issues of our day. Together they contribute to create a future-oriented Europe.

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Indicators for community resilience

This working paper shows how qualitative and quantitative indicators for assessing the resilience of communities can be identified, developed and synthesised.

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emBRACE resilience framework for community resilience to natural hazards

Conceptualizing community resilience to natural hazards – the emBRACE framework

This paper describes the emBRACE framework of community resilience - a heuristic analytical tool for understanding, explaining and measuring community resilience to natural hazards.

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Destroyed residential buildings of the hamlet Sottrù

Risk Perception and Community Networks for Community Resilience

This article looks at the role that perception, local knowledge, and social networks play in community resilience in the alpine community of Badia, which experienced a large landslide in 2012.

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Wicked problems – resilience, adaptation and complexity

Deciding upon policy interventions to support community resilience presents us with both a ‘wicked’ and a
‘messy’ problem and calls for ‘clumsy’ policy solutions and interventions.

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Network map of all relevant connections in sample of members of a local Flood Action Group (photo)

Managing Complex Systems

This paper shows how 'structured output' methods can ‘abstract’ important issues and concepts and feed into planning and policy outputs.

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Framing Community Disaster Resilience: Resources, Capacities, Learning, and Action

Framing Community Disaster Resilience (textbook) offers a guide to the theories, research and approaches for addressing the complexity of community resilience towards hazardous events or disasters.

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