Research

The TACTIC project consists of eleven Work Packages (WPs). Each of these WPs will produce several deliverables. Upon completion of the relevant work, copies of deliverables available to the public will be posted on this page. To stay up-to-date with the project, please contact us.


Contents:

 

The following figure provides a graphical representation of the work packages:

TACTIC Work Packages

 


 

WP1: Risk perception and preparedness

WP1: The overall objective of WP1 is to identify pathways from risk perception to preparedness. Therefore WP1 focuses on risk perception and behaviour and identifies actors that lead to a better understanding of how risk perception affects individual preparedness actions.

D1.1 Report on risk perception and preparedness (December 2014)

 

WP2: Participatory community preparedness self-assessment

WP2: In order to assess a community’s preparedness to large-scale and cross-border hazards, this WP develops a participatory multi-hazard community preparedness self-assessment. This participatory community preparedness self-assessment allows communities, for instance, organisations responsible for disaster risk management as well local actors (the general public, NGOs etc.) exposed to various hazards, to assess how prepared they are to a range of hazards. The self-assessment will particularly focus on low-risk/high-impact scenarios, such as those represented in the case studies as well as include possible cross-border implications. It will be developed by drawing on the findings of WP1 as well as with the help of participatory processes which will take place within the selected case-studies (WP4-7) that include practice partners (such as NGOs as  well as experts and authorities involved in disaster risk management) and members of the public.

D2.2 Report on the participatory community preparedness self-assessment (March 2016)

 

WP3: Preparedness communication and education material and practices

WP3: The overall objectives of this WP are (i) identification of existing good practices of communication and education for preparedness (with a particular focus on but not limited to large scale and cross border hazards which are low risk but high impact and (ii) creation of a library of good practices that will be used to help identify ways in which communities can develop preparedness based on their needs, strengths and weaknesses (identified through the self-assessment) with a focus on large scale, cross-border crises and low probability/high impact scenarios.

D3.2 Report on preparedness communication and education practices and materials (March 2016)

MS3 Workshop on good practices in disaster preparedness on good practices in disaster preparedness (September/October 2014)

 

WP4: Case study 1: Terrorism in Europe

WP4: This WP will conduct a case study on effective community preparedness towards an act of terror. Terrorism is a useful case study as it enables the consideration of community preparation that would need to engage with a low-probability, complex and unpredictable situation, where critical infrastructure could be attacked from multiple angles, possibly resulting in a cross-border crisis with cascading effects. This will enable the consortium to understand how terrorism is different to other disasters, and what these differences mean for preparedness.

D4.1 Short Report on “Workshop 1, Case study Terrorism in Europe (March 2015)

D4.2 Short Report on “Workshop 2, Case study Terrorism in Europe (November 2015)

MS5 First workshop on terrorism in Europe (February 2015)

MS6 Second workshop on terrorism in Europe (October 2015)

 
WP5: Case study 2: Floods in Central Europe

WP5: This case study will focus on the preparedness of communities to small as well as large scale and/or cross-border flood events that have repeatedly occurred (e.g. in 1997, 2002, 2006, and 2010) in Central Europe, with a particular focus on Germany (Free State of Saxony), Poland (Województwo Dolnośląskie / Lower Silesian Voivodeship), and the Czech Republic (Liberecký Kraj / Liberec District). The number, spatial extension and variety of flood events during the last two decades in this area allows for a good opportunity to study the private and public perception, behaviour changes and preparedness measures of various actors (“communities”) in a cross-border situation and to floods very different in nature and scope.

D5.1 Short Report on Workshop 1, Case study Floods in Central Europe (March 2015)

D5.2 Short Report on Workshop 2, Case study Floods in Central Europe (November 2015)

MS7 First workshop on floods in Central Europe (February 2015)

MS8 Second workshop on floods in Central Europe (October 2015)

 

WP6: Case study 3: Epidemics in the United Kingdom

WP6: The WP draws on lessons from the Foot-and-Mouth Disease event in 2001. It aims at providing a case through which to develop, test and validate the community preparedness self-assessment (WP2), the communication and education material and practices (WP3) and the overall long-term learning framework (including evaluation) (WP8).

D6.1 Short Report on Workshop 1, Case study Epidemics in the United Kingdom (April 2015)

D6.2 Short Report on Workshop 2, Case study Epidemics in the United Kingdom (December 2015)

MS9 First workshop on epidemics in the United Kingdom (March 2015)

MS10 Second workshop on epidemics in the United Kingdom (November 2015)

 

WP7: Case study 4: Earthquakes in Turkey

WP7: This case study will focus on individual, community and organisational preparedness to earthquakes, and the secondary hazards related to earthquakes (e.g. fires) and other hazards (e.g. floods, landslides, forest fires, and chemical spills related to transportation accidents) in Kaynaşlı, which was hit by the 1999 earthquake.

D7.1 Short Report on Workshop 1, Case study Earthquakes in Turkey (April 2015)

D7.2 Short Report on Workshop 2, Case study Earthquakes in Turkey (December 2015)

MS11 First workshop on earthquakes in Turkey (March 2015)

MS12 Second workshop on earthquakes in Turkey (November 2015)

 

WP8: A long-term learning framework for a multi-hazard context

WP8: The aim of this work package is to create a stepwise framework for improving community preparedness to a wide range of hazards including large scale and cross-border hazards as well as cascading effects of hazards and disasters. This WP will particularly focus on the evaluation of the framework.

D8.2 Report on the Long-term learning framework for a multi-hazard context (April 2016)

 

WP9: Online training and self-assessment platform

WP9: This WP aims to develop a web-based platform that will present findings of the project. This includes the framework (WP8) as well as the self-assessment (WP2) and the communication and education material and practices (WP3) which will be tested and validated in the case studies (WP4-7). The TACTIC online platform will provide an interactive curriculum for learning about how to become better prepared for large-scale and cross-border crises. The platform will enable decision-making support for organisations interested in developing/improving their approaches to communication/education for increased community preparedness.

D9.2 TACTIC online training and self-assessment Platform (March 2016)

D9.3 Results of the evaluation of the online Platform (April 2016)

MS17 Implementation of the first version of the TACTIC online training and self-assessment platform (June 2015)

 

WP10: Dissemination

WP10: The overall objective is to identify and reach stakeholders in order to raise awareness regarding the findings of the consortium and to encourage them to support recommendations.

D10.2 First online version of the project Website (July 2014)

D10.3 First project briefing paper (July 2015)

D10.4 Conference report and second project briefing paper (April 2016)

MS18 Final conference (March 2016)

 

WP11: Coordination