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SCORCH

Supportive Risk Awareness and Communication to Reduce impact of Cross-Border Heatwaves

Overview

Status

Closed

Start

End

Type
Cross-border prevention and preparedness and marine pollution (Track 2)
EU contribution amount
EUR 715 212.08 (EU contribution)
Funding source
Contact email

Description

The Supportive Risk Awareness and Communication to Reduce Impact of Cross-Border Heatwaves (SCORCH) project aimed to reduce the impact of heat waves on vulnerable urban populations through improved risk communication strategies.

Extreme temperatures are characterised as climate hazards that include heat waves and cold waves, and extreme winter conditions. In the EU and Neighbourhood countries, heat waves have both a high morbidity and high mortality rate.

Such events are largely cross-border phenomena and, ideally, require collective response and preparedness to reduce the cost and health effects, as well as the impact on communities. The SCORCH project measured risk perception and behaviour in communities through surveys and fostered a culture of prevention and cooperation for disaster risk reduction.

Partner organisations

Organisation
Country
Germany
Role
Coordinator
EU Contribution
EUR 331 312.13
Organisation
Country
Belgium
Role
Beneficiary
EU Contribution
EUR 253 341.23
Organisation
Country
Georgia
Role
Beneficiary
EU Contribution
EUR 0.00
Organisation
Country
Netherlands
Role
Beneficiary
EU Contribution
EUR 72 008.33
Organisation
Country
Israel
Role
Beneficiary
EU Contribution
EUR 29 275.20
Organisation
Country
Georgia
Role
Beneficiary
EU Contribution
EUR 29 275.20