The Kick-off Meeting of the project BORIS2 – Cross Border Risk assessment for increased prevention and preparednes  in Europe: way forward (2024-2025), took place as a hybrid event – in person we met at University of Naples “Federico II” in the Histroic Library of Faculty of Engineering, Naples, Italy, on February 8, 2024. More about this two-year UCPM-2023-KAPP project can be read here. The project web page is under construction.

With BORIS2, we continue our efforts to empower stakeholders with a harmonised multi-risk analysis methodology and a tool supporting risk assessment and emergency planning in cross-border areas. 

In BORIS2, the multi-risk analysis methodology developed in the first project BORIS, that was implemented at municipality scale, will be modified for application at sub-municipal level (e.g. at census tract level or for square grid units) considering relevant multi-risk scenarios. This will enable highlighting urban areas that are most impacted by single and multiple risks for a better emergency planning. Moreover, critical infrastructures and their connections will be included for the evaluation. 

Expanding on the concept of Limit Condition for the Emergency and its associated evaluation model proposed by the Italian Civil Protection Department, which is aimed at checking the physical efficiency after a seismic damaging event of the emergency system of urban settlements, a multi-risk approach that could be applied also in cross-border regions will be proposed delivering a comprehensive methodology for institutions operating in different national context.  

A “scenario-driven” approach will be tested for the assessment of the impacts of seismic, flood or multirisk events on assets and infrastructures relevant for emergency management. Results of BORIS2 will be integrated in the existing BORIS platform, ensuring its interoperability. 

The project consortium consist of the following organisations:
– Italian Center for Research on Risk Reduction CI3R (coordinator)
– University of Ljubljana
– Disaster Competence Network Austria
– University of Montenegro
– TED Üniversitesi

We look forward to our next steps in BORIS2!