ANDROID survey on interdisciplinary research and education in the field of disaster resilience

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Jörgen Sparf of  the Risk and Crisis Research Center, Mid Sweden University, has sent our members the following invitation to take part in a survey on inter-disciplinary work in disaster resilience. If possible, please help them by responding:

Dear sir/madam,

On behalf of the EU-funded project ANDROID I would like to invite all members of DCSCRN to a short survey on interdisciplinary research and/or education in the field of disaster resilience and related areas.

The survey is one of the activities which aims to identify and promote innovative inter-disciplinary working and co-operation among scientific communities tackling the challenge associated with natural and human induced hazards. Please see www.disaster-resilience.net for further information about ANDROID, or feel free to contact me at any time.

The survey will not take more than 10 minutes.

Online survey link: http://www.survey.disaster-resilience.net/index.php/868699/lang-en

Sincerely,
Jörgen Sparf
jorgen.sparf@miun.se

Risk and Crisis Research Center
www.miun.se/rcrcenter

Mid Sweden University

ANDROID aims to promote co‐operation and innovation among European Higher Education Institutes (HEI) to increase society’s resilience to disasters of human and natural origin. The network’s teaching and research is concerned with what resilience is, what it means to society, and how societies might achieve greater resilience in the face of increasing threats from natural and human induced hazards.

The network will create a European approach that will help us understand the attributes that enable physical, socio-cultural, politico-economic and natural systems to adapt, by resistance or changing in order to reach and maintain an acceptable level of functioning. The network will also raise awareness and promote a common understanding among stakeholders of the importance of disaster resilience education and the essential role of European HEIs in improving society’s ability increase disaster resilience.

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