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ROADMAP2: Recording of the webinar on GPs in Risk and Crisis Communication

By project ROADMAP2 staffPublished on

The second ROADMAP2 webinar, entitled “Good Practices in Risk and Crisis Communication” was held on 22th March 2024, 10.00-12.00 CET.
In order to allow anyone to see it, a recording was made available on the project's You Tube channel

In the framework of the ROADMAP2 project, a series of Webinars will be held with international experts on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) issues, with the objective of discussing relevant topics on the management of various phases of risks to find good practices.

The second webinar, entitled “Good Practices in Risk and Crisis Communication” was held on 22th March 2024, 10.00-12.00 CET.

European Union Disaster Resilience Goals from 2023 underline the importance of risk and crisis communication in civil protection, calling the members to increase risk awareness of the population and enhance early warning systems. There is a need to identify communication practices that have proved particularly well-functioning and useful for saving lives and mitigating any harm caused by people’s exposure to various hazards. Good practices could be adapted and transferred to other socio-economic contexts and might have broader and longer-term positive effects.
The aim of this ROADMAP2 webinar is to provide a forum for exchange on what are the defining characteristics of good communication practices in civil protection, and sharing concrete recent
examples of such practices.

This ROADMAP2 project webinar is aligned with the project’s forthcoming flash report on good communication practices in civil protection. We are particularly interested in practices that improve
the accessibility and understandability of risk and crisis information to individuals with various needs
and preferences, mitigate the harm caused by people’s exposure to false and harmful information,
and help to overcome the barriers to reacting adequately to risk or crisis information, such as distrust
towards official sources of information. These practices may include, for instance, effective warnings
or instructions given during disasters, risk awareness campaigns that improve people’s preparedness,
and novel communication tools or procedures adopted in disaster risk management.

The main speakers of the webinar are:

  •  Sten Hansson  (University of Tartu) - Introduction: Good practices in risk and crisis communication
  •  Bengt Johansson (University of Gothenburg) - Instruction as self-protection
  •  Patrícia Gaspar (Former Deputy Commander in the Civil Protection in Portugal) - Good practices in crisis communication
  •  Marina Mantini (CIMA Research Foundation) - Exemplary risk awareness campaigns

See the detailed agenda here.

View the webinar recording here.

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