Modern societies have never been so exposed to natural and technological disaster situations as they are today. BEING INFORMED, PREPARED, AND KNOWING how to ACT are key priorities for dealing with disruptive events that occur in the world, everywhere, randomly and without prior warning. Continuing the investment started in 2010 by joining to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) campaign, following the principles defined by the Sendai Framework, certified in 2017, the Lisbon City Council through Civil Protection Department (CML/SMPC) has strengthened strategic partnerships in the financial, environmental, social, political and research domains that have greatly contributed to prevent potential risk situations and boost the proximity to all those who live, work, study and circulate in the city of Lisbon. All this investment has contributed to the dissemination of a safety culture and to the dynamism of the city’s resilience.

A step forward is given with our participation in the project EU RESILENS Realising European Resilience for Critical Infrastructure, that allows:

  • Consolidate concepts of urban resilience process
  • Identify key actors and key interdependencies on the functioning of the city
  • Strengthen partnerships
  • Validate methodologies and tools for monitoring urban resilience
  • Re-evaluate the Crisis Management Model and the Lisbon Urban Resilience Action Plan
  • Promote a participatory process to increase a CITY + RESILIENT.

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) partners and stakeholders are a vital part of our advocacy and outreach efforts. Take part in the resilience process. Next Friday, October 13, in the International Day for Disaster Reduction a step will be taken in the resilience process.

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