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LOCALIENCE

Project overview

Developing resilience against extreme weather threats caused by climate change at local level in Central Europe

Extreme weather events are increasing with rising temperatures. They are best tackled in collaboration but the task too often relies on experts alone. The LOCALIENCE project takes disaster managers out of their one-directional information and service provider position and connects them in a co-design process with local communities. The partnership develops and tests collaborative disaster response and management solutions and mobilises local communities through mutual learning and networking.

2,04m €

Project Budget

80%

of the Budget is funded by ERDF

Layer 1

5

Countries

8

Regions

11

Partners

5

Pilots

Duration

Start date

End date

Project progress

43%

About the project

Intensity of extreme weather events resulting from climate change have increased in CE and will continue to grow. LOCALIENCE partners have a shared disaster management weakness: professionals provide one-directional, frontal information and services to stakeholders, considering them as mere recipients, instead of building on collaborative and interactive measures, and exploiting all available capacities. This challenge can be most effectively tackled on the local level: settlements concentrate citizens and assets at risk, offer locations for on-the-ground cooperation, can sensitize and mobilize local communities and can effectively test novel solutions. The overall aim of LOCALIENCE is to improve response capacities and resilience to extreme weather events through enhanced collaboration of disaster management professionals with local, non-professional public and civil stakeholders, through improved capacities on both sides, feasible solutions exploring interactivity and end-user inclusion and justified policy improvement. LOCALIENCE connects transnational partners facing similar extreme weather threats, benefitting from a vast Central European pool of professional institutions and their experience, exploring solutions aimed at multiple aspects of the same challenge but offering sound learning and transfer potential, transnational peer-review and co-creation, as well as long-term networking, data sharing and service integration prospects in a compact geographical area.

Project partnership

Project partners

Magyarország (HU)

Lead partner

Ministry of Interior

Address
József Attila 2-4
1051 Budapest
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
https://kormany.hu/belugyminiszterium

Project partner

Address
Márvány 1/D
1012 Budapest
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
https://ovf.hu/
Total partner budget
109,715 €
Address
Ady Endre tér 1
9700 Szombathely
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
https://vas.katasztrofavedelem.hu/
Total partner budget
178,020 €
Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Hydrometry and Institute for Land and Water Management Research
Address
Pollnbergstrasse 1
3252 Petzenkirchen
Country
Austria (AT)
Web
www.baw.at
Total partner budget
245,731 €
Abteilung 14 Wasserwirtschaft, Ressourcen und Nachhaltigkeit
Address
Wartingergasse 43
A-8010 Graz
Country
Austria (AT)
Web
www.wasserwirtschaft.steiermark.at
Total partner budget
233,404 €
Address
Kloknerova 26
14801 Prague
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
www.hzscr.cz
Total partner budget
195,019 €
Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
Address
Syllabova 19
70300 Ostrava
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
www.osu.cz
Total partner budget
122,342 €
Address
Vojkova 1b
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
www.arso.gov.si
Total partner budget
210,298 €
Address
Vojkova cesta 19
1000 Ljubljana
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
https://gasilskabrigadaljubljana.si/en/
Total partner budget
110,697 €
Address
Juliusza Słowackiego 52/54
01-629 Warsaw
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
https://apoz.edu.pl/
Total partner budget
164,366 €
Crisis Information Centre
Address
Bartycka 18A
00-716 Warsaw
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
www.cbkpan.pl
Total partner budget
118,882 €

Roadmap

1

Challenge

Challenge: Extreme weather events
from Pixabay

Climate change is affecting the world’s hydrological cycle and increasing the frequency and intensity of weather and water related natural disasters. Floods, fires, storms, landslides, droughts, etc. pose a great risk to local communities, which may lack resilience and suffer extensive damages, even casualties.

2

Specific problem

Specific problem
from Unsplash, by Gallagher

If there is a lack of awareness in the local communities about how to manage disasters caused by weather extremes, as well as a lack of cooperation with organisations on local, regional or national levels, damages due to extreme weather events can be even more devastating than they already are.

3

Idea

Idea
from Freepik

Promote cooperation among local stakeholders, involve local communities and raise awareness on natural disasters management in order to increase local resilience.

4

Solution

Solutions
from Freepik

Developing solutions in cooperation with citizens and local organizations by first: • assessing of the strengths and weaknesses of current disaster management frameworks through a comprehensive disaster management survey, • creating a collection of awareness-raising and training good practices on natural disaster resilience across project countries. The solutions will be demonstrated with 5 pilot actions.

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Pilot actions

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Project Contacts

Project Manager

Petra Csizmadia
Phone: +36 1 795 1730

Finance Manager

Tünde Strempelné Csonka
Phone: +36 1 795 1819

Communication Manager

Florjana Ulaga
Phone: +386 1 478 4081