CARISMAND aims to deal with the issues of preparedness, response to disasters and after-crisis recovery which is inevitably influenced by cultural background of individuals and the society they live in. In this context culture is understood as the characteristics of a particular group of people defined by everything from a set of values, history, literature, language, religion to cuisine, social habits or music and arts. Cultural factors play an important role in determining the way people response to stress, engage in crisis management and accept disaster relief in an emergency.
Develop a personal “culture of preparedness”
Phase: Prevention, Preparedness, Response
Types of Actors Concerned: European civil protection mechanism, LEAs, Local Authorities
Actor: Disaster Managers
Types of Actors Concerned:
Situation: Terrorism and conflicts, Man-made non-intentional hazards or emergency situations