EDUCEN: European Disasters in Urban centres: a Culture Expert Network

European Commission - project financed under the Horizon 2020 program.

May 2015 - April 2017 








ICATALIST led one of the seven EDUCEN work packages. In addition, ICATALIST coordinated the drafting of the EDUCEN proposal, which was awarded by the European Commission with a Grant for the execution of the project.

The EDUCEN project developed an expert platform of actors that undertook and evaluated different actions linked to the consideration of the role of culture and cultural differences for an improved disaster management and protection to natural risks in several urban areas across Europe.

The premise of work has been that culture and cultural diversity can be an asset that well managed, can help prevent, mitigate, prepare, face and adapt to natural disasters. EDUCEN has developed several case studies that inform urban planners and decision-makers how to avoid that cultural diversity can create barriers in case of an emergency, and furthermore, how this diversity can be incorporated in the several phases of an emergency for an improved planning and response.

EDUCEN has been executed by a consortium formed by 10 organizations from 7 different countries.





Educen Handbook

Cultural & Urban Disaster

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 653874