European Community of Users on Secure, Safe, Resilient Societies

29 Mar European Community of Users on Secure, Safe, Resilient Societies

This week our Co-Founder Ignasi Fontanals has participated, along with other participants in different EU H2020 projects, in different discussions of the 13th Meeting Community of Users on Secure, Safe, Resilient Societies in Brussels. This EU-supported community aims at identifying the most promising tools and methods that have the potential to be taken up by practitioners.

Ignasi Fontanals has presented some outcomes of the #Resccue European project and highlighted the importance of creating holistic approaches of resilience combining detailed simulations and cross-sectorial models to tackle climate change impacts and promote collaboration among different city stakeholders.  Within the emerging market of resilience apps, methods and frameworks, he mentioned the importance of public-private collaboration, entrepreneurship and new business models creation in order to market the EU research results. In this context, he demands a more strong political involvement when dealing with safe, security and resilience in cities and stresses that municipal leaders, public administrations and multilateral organizations need to keep on testing new tools, but also facilitating the adoption of self-sustainable business models to guarantee the efficient operationalisation of resilience.

In #Resccue project HAZUR app and method is being deployed in Barcelona, Bristol and Lisbon. The project is also collaborating with the EU Brigaid project to review different business models based on HAZUR. The current model is based on a community of HAZUR trained implementators that provide city resilience consulting services to cities using HAZUR method and tool to create Resilience Action Plans, engage different city players and create an operational dashboard for decision making with key performance indicators for resilience. This process aims at contributing to reduce economics losses and personal damages.

We have used the tool to support 10 cities, registered more than 800 players and trained 40 experts on city resilience including experts from large companies, multilaterals and cities in different countries.

If you are a city interested in testing the Hazur app and the associated services, contact us  by sending an email at hazur@opticits.com presenting you and your city and get free access to the tool and method training under OptiCits and partners approval.

If you are an entity or a professional willing to provide services to cities using Hazur, contact us too and we can offer you an online training and talk about market opportunities.

 

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