Links & Resources


Below are links to other interesting European Union funded projects. These projects are all concerned with differing aspects of disaster and risk resilience and/or management, and can be seen as complementary to the work of CUIDAR.

CARISMAND – Culture and RISkmanagement in Man-made And Natural Disasters
A Horizon 2020 funded project that explores the issues of preparedness, response to disasters and after-crisis recovery which is inevitably influenced by cultural background of individuals and the society they live in.

EDUCEN – European Disasters in Urban centres: a Culture Expert Network (3C – Cities, Cultures, Catastrophes)
Funded by the Horizon 2020 programme this project looks at the role of culture in disaster management and risk.

I-REACT – Improving Resilience to Emergencies through Advanced Cyber Technologies
An innovation project funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, this project aims to use social media, smartphones and wearables to improve natural disaster management.

IMPACT – Impact of Cultural aspects in the management of emergencies in public Transport
A Horizon 2020 funded project that investigates the essential role played cultural factors in managing safety and security issues related to emergencies in public transport systems.

PLACARD interchange – PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction
An online hub for dialogue, knowledge exchange and collaboration between the climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) communities.

TACTIC – Tools, methods And training for CommuniTies and society to better prepare for a Crisis
An EU funded project under the Framework 7 programme, completed in April 2016, that aimed to increase preparedness for large-scale and cross-border disasters amongst communities and societies in Europe.

KnowRISK – Know your city, Reduce seISmic risK
An EU funded project under the EC’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) programme, that tries to facilitate local communities access to expert knowledge on non-structural seismic risk protection solutions. Scientific knowledge is turned into practical knowledge to be used by citizens and to engage communities in disaster risk reduction.

LifePrimes – Preventing flooding Risks by Making Resilient communitiES (website in Italian and English)
An EU funded project under the EC’s LIFE programme, the LifePrimes project aims to build resilient communities through their engagement and proactive participation in the operations of early warning and flood risk prevention measures. The project is conceived to respond to the European challenge in the area of adaptation management, in particular early warning integrated systems.


Links to various useful resources and tools:

1 – Education Policy: Comprehensive School Safety

Towards a culture of prevention: disaster risk reduction begins at school, good practices and lessons learned, UNISDR, Geneva, 2007

2 – School Disaster Management

School disaster reduction and readiness checklist, RISK RED, 2010

Disaster and emergency preparedness: guidance for schools, IFC, World Bank, 2010

School disaster response drills: models and templates, Risk Red, 2009

An investigation of best practices for evacuating and sheltering individuals with special needs and disabilities, National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2005

3 – Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction Education

Family disaster plan, Risk RED, Turkey, 2005

Adaptation and localization – Guidelines for development of disaster risk reduction public education materials, Risk RED, 2008

What’s the plan Stan? A resource for teaching civil defence emergency management in schools, New Zealand Government, 2009

Disaster and emergency preparedness: activity guide for K-6th grade teachers, IFC, World Bank, 2010

Ready for Emergencies? Resilient Education Resources, Foghlam Alba Education Scotland website

Prep Rally Kit, Save the Children USA: Get Ready, Get Safe Initiative website


Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction for children and Facilitator’s note, Children in a Changing Climate (Annex I and II)

4 – Child-Centered and Child-Participatory Approaches

Children’s Charter: An Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction for Children by Children, PLAN International, 2010

Children and disaster risk reduction: taking stock and moving forward, UNICEF, 2009

Child Centered Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit, PLAN INTERNATIONAL, 2010

Child-led disaster risk reduction: a practical guide, Save the Children International, 2007

Child-oriented participatory risk assessment and planning: a toolkit, Provention – ADPC, 2007

Children in Disasters – Games and Guidelines to engage youth in risk reduction, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2010

Better be prepared, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), ProVention Consortium, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

An Evidence-Based Practice Framework for Children’s Disaster Education, Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, 2015 (For Monitoring and Evaluation)

Child-Led Evaluation of the PPA programme in Cambodia, Plan International, UK Aid, 2015 (For Monitoring and Evaluation)

5 – Additional Resources

Action for the rights of children – resource pack, ARC, 2010

This comprehensive package for children’s rights contains seven foundation modules. Introductory slides provide an overview of the module. Each topic includes valuable training exercises and handouts. Particularly relevant are: Foundation Module 1,2,4,5,6 and Critical Issue 2 and 3.

10 Tips for How to Help Children Cope with Emergencies, Save the Children, 2012

Comprehensive School Safety: A Toolkit for Development and Humanitarian Actors in the Education Sector, Save the Children – UNICEF, 2012

PreventionWeb’s Educational Materials Collection (provided by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction).

The collection has more than 2000 items on disaster risk reduction and education

InterAgency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), Key Thematic Issues:

An extensive collection of Spanish language materials is also available, through Centro Regional de Información sobre Desastres América Latina y El Caribe (CRID) – Educación y gestión del riesgo.

6 – Terminology

UNISDR Terminology

Prevention Web Terminology