Between 2010 to 2015 in Europe there were:


Man-made and natural disasters

Between 2010 to 2015 in Europe there were:

€68 Billion

In damages to critical infrastructure

Between 2010 to 2015 in Europe there were:


Unnecessary deaths caused by natural disasters

Between 2010 to 2015 in Europe there were:


People made homeless due to natural disasters

The RESILENS approach.

Realising European Resilience for Critical Infrastructure

In an era that has seen critical infrastructure suffer from a multitude of high impact natural and manmade disasters there is a greater need than ever before to assess to the resilience of modern societies to withstand and recover from adverse events.

The RESILENS project aims to further significant advancements in the resilience of critical infrastructure through practically applied research.

What is critical infrastucture?

Critical infrastructure is a term used by governments to describe assets that are essential for the functioning of a society and economy.


A fault in an electricity transmission network in Northern Germany resulting in a blackout for more than 15 million people across Western Europe in 2006.


The London Underground bombings of July 2005 and the commuter train attacks in Madrid in 2004 demonstrated the vulnerability of transport infrastructure to terrorist attack.


The food and agriculture Sector has critical dependencies with many sectors such as water, transport, energy and finacial services.


Damage to water supply infrastructure by natural or man-made disaster can cause major public health and environmental impacts, including possible loss of life.


Communications are essential to the functioning of society and economy while also contributing greatly to citizen’s quality of life.


The risk of attacks against oil and gas infrastructures vary according to the segment of the value chain involved: exploration and production, treatment, refining, pipeline transport, sea transport, distribution and marketing.


When a Russian-Ukraine gas dispute escalated in 2009 resulting in a major disruption to the gas supply of many European States with thousands of homes and business left without electricity.


Health systems must have the resilience to be able to adapt to enormous additional demands during crisis.


Man-made or natural crises and disasters that impact on CI can be far reaching and can bring about major debilitating consequences for security.


Regulators as well as private sector owners and operators must work collaboratively to maintain a high degree of resilience in the face of a myriad of potential disasters, manmade or natural.

What is critical infrastructure resilience?

Critical infrastructure resilience is the capability to prepare, respond and recover from manmade and natural disasters such as:


Extreme Temperature



Cyber Attack


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