Recent crises and disasters have affected the European citizens’ lives, livelihoods, and environment in unforeseen and unprecedented ways. They have transformed our very understanding of them by reshaping hitherto unchallenged notions of the “local” and the “global” and putting into question well-rehearsed conceptual distinctions of “natural” and “man-made” disasters. These disasters are exacerbated by social inequality, lack of adequate information and technology, as well as economic and political crises, that reduce the effective preparedness and response.
Echoing the Sendai Framework and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on the role of culture, RESILIAGE understands the community practices as “Cultural Natural Heritage” and aims to access it as a source for Disaster Risk Management . CNH, therefore, is not merely something to be protected from crises, but a driver for co-creating solutions against disasters.