Building European Communities' Resilience and Social Capital

Project: EU project

Project Details


To improve the overall resilience of people, communities and thereby the whole society, the BuildERS project focuses on the most vulnerable individuals, groups and communities. Strengthening the social capital, risk awareness and preparedness of the most vulnerable segments of the societies and communities will increase understanding on what societal resilience comprises. BuildERS will develop knowledge and insights that will device recommendations for policies, plans, strategies, and competencies for building partnerships, networks and trust for progressively fortifying the social capital and resilience against future threats, be they natural or man-induced. The special focus on communities and in particular on the most vulnerable groups answers to the so-far unfulfilled needs of these communities.BuildERS uses several research methods such as i) Stakeholder engagement with co-design and co-creation processes, ii) Field surveying and questionnaires, iii) Comparative research, iv) Multiple case analysis.

Project partners

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Stockholm University
University of Stavanger
Institute of Transport Economics (TØI)
University of Tartu
University of Trento
Police University College (Polamk)
Estonian Rescue Board
Stockholm Environment Institute
Positium OÜ
Geonardo Ltd.
Salvation Army (Belgium)
University of Tubingen
German Red Cross (DKR)
Provincia Autonoma di Trento
University of Indonesia
George Mason Research Foundation

H2020-EU.3.7.5 - Grant agreement ID: 833496
Effective start/end date1/05/1930/04/22

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • H2020-EU.3.7.5.


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