Task C- Evaluation of the technical results and deliverables, and follow-up
The results are well documented through the four reports, and the project has been more fruitful and useful than anticipated.
Task C has been looking for ways to ensure a better comparability between the existing national methods and approaches, which is a crucial prerequisite when defining a common macro-regional approach. Establishing a first macro-regional risk assessment, Task C is aiming to shape a common knowledge capital by mapping of shared risks and types of risks (a collection of disasters, hazards, exposures, vulnerability and resilience data that have macro-regional relevance). This will reinforce disaster prevention and response capacity as well as coherence and coordination between different institutions.
In many ways this has been pioneer work: we met, not only to discuss and share, but also to develop together a strategic approach to civil protection in the region, to develop a practice of comparing national methods and approaches, and thereby strengthen the region’s resilience to risk. The participating countries have agreed that we need a common theoretical platform during this process, establishing a discourse when discussing macro-regional risk.
Using the scenario approach has given us a chance to explore the complexity, but we have not had the luxury to go into details.
Important tasks lay ahead: expanding the risk assessment to new areas, improve the method and further inspire the national authorities and sectors to perform in depth analysis.