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Knowledge Gaps


How to address the gaps

While knowledge in the area of civil protection and disaster management is abundant, gaps do still exist. The current understanding and recent research findings show that dealing with, for example, new, compound, cascading and concurrent hazardous events remains challenging.  

Knowledge gaps can be partially filled with good practices, but to do so, these practices should be compiled, compared, harmonised and generalised to make them transferable and useful for the risk management obligations of the EU Member States, such as the Disaster Risk Management Capabilities Assessment, Disaster Loss Databases, Science-policy interfaces or National Risk Assessment. 

In this section, you will find a selection of outputs dealing with disaster risk management knowledge gaps and their possible solutions. They are outcomes of the work conducted by the European Commission's Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre.