About the project

The aim of this project is to clarify how the crisis response abilities of the public can be enhanced and what public empowerment policies are successful in realising this aim.

Public Empowerment Policies

The project Public Empowerment Policies for Crisis Management (PEP) is a cooperation of several teams of researchers from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2014. This EU-funded project is coordinated by the University of Jyväskylä (consortium coordinator prof.dr. Marita Vos) and based on extensive ground work by research teams from:

Public Empowerment Policies enhance crisis management as a coproduction of response organisations and citizens. The project will identify best practices in the community approach to crisis resilience and give directions for future research and implementation, including the use of social media and mobile services, to further citizen response. The input of the experts in the field of crisis management and communication is a key element in pursuing the goals of this project.

The materials can freely be used by crisis response organisations, with citation. Feedback by users and researchers is highly appreciated.

The research project Public Empowerment Policies for Crisis Management leading to these results has been funded as part of the European Community's Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2012–2015) under grant agreement n° 284927.

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