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ESPREssO - Enhancing Synergies for disaster PRevention in the EurOpean Union

ESPREssO aims at contributing to a new strategic vision to approach natural risk reduction and climate change adaptation, thereby opening new frontiers for research and policy making.
To achieve this goal, the project structure is built upon the central role of three main challenges to be addressed in order to propose ways to mitigate differences,to identify gaps, and to overcome the boundaries among different topics:

  1. To propose ways to create more coherent national and European approaches on Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and resilience strengthening;
  2. To enhance risk management capabilities by bridging the gap between science and legal/policy issues at local and national levels in six European countries;
  3. To address the issue of efficient management of trans-boundary crises.

The main final products of ESPREssO will be a set of guidelines on risk management capability and a Vision Paper on future research strategies in order to better define the research priorities following the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.


The ESPREssO Vision Paper is one of the key outcomes of the project. Its aim is to support the preparation of the Horizon Europe Framework Programme 2021-2030 by identifying some future research challenges in the field of natural hazards and disaster risk management, in relation to the priorities defined by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The Vision Paper, together with the ESPREssO Enhancing Risk Management Capabilities Guidelines, are the final outputs of the project ESPREssO- “Enhancing synergies for disaster prevention in the European Union”.


May 2016 to October 2018

Financed by          

European Commission – Horizon2020 / DRS-10-2015


MRA Scarl (coordinator), Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam / Deutsches Geoforschungszentrum, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, Deutsches Komitee für Katastrophenvorsorge e.V., ETH Zürich, University of Huddersfield, Københavns Universitet




ESPREssO Broschüre (deutsch)


Lynn Schüller

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