LINKS is a research project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 (H2020) Research & Innovation Programme. LINKS falls under the Call SU-DRS01-2018-2019-2020 Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects for disaster-resilient societies, alongside three sister projects: BuilDERS, ENGAGE, and RESILOC.
The collaboration concerns many aspects: exchange of best practices, sharing of the the obtained results, interaction concerning the applied methodologies, etc.
BuildERS (Building European Communities’ Resilience and Social Capital)
BuildERS works on increasing the social resilience capital of European communities, and citizens. It will do this by genuinely co-designing processes and tools with citizens, first-responder organisations, and tool developers. The project will incorporate an inclusive and interactive research and analysis process, where the results are not derived ‘top-down’ but through a ‘bottom-top’ dynamic interaction.
ENGAGE (Engage Society for Risk Awareness and Resilience)
Natural and man-made disasters remind us how the ability of societies to adapt and prosper depends on the collective action of the whole society. The significant role citizens and communities can play at the grassroots level has been overlooked in research. ENGAGE will turn this around, showing how individuals and local practices can interrelate effectively with planned preparedness and response, practitioners and technology.
RESILOC (Resilient Europe and Societies by Innovating Local Communities)
RESILOC aims at studying and implementing a holistic framework of studies, methods, and software instruments that combines the physical with the less tangible aspects associated with human behavior.