The scientific activities of the Knowledge Network are led by the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC), the science and knowledge service of the European Commission. Established in 2015, the DRMKC brings together experts and knowledge from different locations inside and outside the Commission to provide solid scientific evidence for policy-making.
The DRMKC engages in a continuous analysis of the available disaster risk management “body of knowledge” (situation, needs, response, gaps, priorities), with the objective to identify and address existing gaps. It also supports improving collective knowledge through collaborative processes to:
build networks and partnerships to transfer science into policy,
integrate, consolidate and share knowledge across sectors,
co-develop innovative solutions for the mitigation of disasters and their impacts.
As a nucleus of the Knowledge Network Science Pillar, the DRMKC proposes opportunities for co-developing collective knowledge through a number of its well-established activities: