A 5.09 MILLION Euro Grant for C2IMPRESS: Co-Creative Improved Understanding and Awareness of Multi-Hazard Risks for Disaster Resilient Society


THE C2IMPRESS PROJECT IS CO-FUNDED BY EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND UKRI 16 INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS INVOLVED IN THE C2IMPRESS CONSORTIUM ON 24-25TH OCTOBER, A MEETING IN ISTANBUL (TURKEY) KICKED OFF THE PROJECT

European Commission has granted the 3-year project Co-creative Improved Understanding and Awareness of Multi-Hazard Risks for Disaster Resilient Society (C2IMPRESS) with €5.09 million. The project has received funding from a Research and Innovation Action under the Horizon Europe framework (2021-2027) within the program CL3-2021-DRS-01-01: Improved understanding of risk exposure & its public awareness in areas exposed to multi-hazards. The British partners in the project are funded by UK Research and Innovation fund for approx. EUR €800K. Sixteen partners will work together to overcome the challenges of increased risk of multi-hazards due to climate change and other factors. The project was successfully started during a hybrid kick-off meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 24-25, where the project partners presented and explored the objectives of the project thoroughly.

The project started on the 1st October, 2022. The consortium is composed by 16 partners.

On October 24th and 25th, partners met in Istanbul (Turkey) for the kick-off meeting of the project, which will close in 2025. The consortium is composed of: SAMPAS Holdings and SAMPAS Intelligent Cities SAM (Turkey), in the role of project’s coordinator; ARTELIA (France); Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil LNEC (Portugal), Synergistic Manifolds Unipessoal LDA MET (Potugal), National Center for Scientific Research DEMOKRITOS NCRSD (Greece), Universitat de les Illes Balears UIB (Spain), Istanbul universitesi UI (Turkey), Dimos Egaleo EGL (Greece), Ordu Buyuksehir Belediyesi ORDU (Turkey), Administração do Porto de Aveiro SA APA (Portugal), Comunidad Autonoma de las Illes Balears GOIB (Spain), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Spain SL RMITE (Spain), Université Grenoble Alpes UGA (France), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology RMIT (Australia), The University of Cambridge UCAM (UK), and Technovative Solutions Ltd TVS (UK).

C2IMPRESS outcome will be a solution for the multi-hazard disaster resilient society.

C2IMPRESS will provide a novel ‘place and people’ centred integrated multi-hazard risk and resilient assessment framework. It will build a multi-hazard risk intelligence platform, an innovative agent-based model using the people-centred approach, an interdisciplinary and integrated risk assessment framework, and a decision support platform with microservices. Finally, C2IMPRESS will adopt a novel multi-actor collaborative co-design and co-creative approach.

C2IMPRESS solution will be validated in four case study areas

C2IMPRESS innovations will be validated and showcased in 4 different countries: Ordu, Turkey, where the case study will be concentrated on potential flood disasters and related landslides in the central districts of Ordu province, which is located in the Black Sea region in Turkey; Egaleo, Greece, where the case study concerns the estimation of the hazards such as heat waves, wildfires, floods and earthquakes, inside the administrative limits of the municipality; Centro Region, Portugal, where coastal and fluvial floodings, ship manoeuvring and mooring, and wildfires’ impact on the water cycle the main hazards will be studied; and Balearic Islands, Spain, which is a Mediterranean flood and wildfire-prone archipelago.

C2IMPRESS at a glance

C2IMPRESS aims to develop solutions for the multi-hazard risk resilient society

  1. Project Coordinator: SAMPAS Holdings, Turkey
  2. 16 partners: 7 Technical research and RTD partners, 5 SMEs, and 4 end-users
  3. 8 Countries: Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Spain, France, UK, and Australia
  4. 4 Case Study Areas
  5. Project Duration: 3 years
  6. Total Funding: €5.09 M