2nd ERA-Net CRUE Funding Initiative: 'Flood resilient communities - managing the consequences of flooding'

Closing Date: 15/10/2008

News and Information

Kick-off Meeting

21/10/2009

On 20-21 October 2009 the Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA) hosted the Kick Off Meeting for the CRUE 2nd Common Call on 'Flood Resilient Communities - Managing the Consequences of Flooding' in Rome, Italy.

On 20-21 October 2009 the Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA) hosted the Kick Off Meeting for the CRUE 2nd Common Call on 'Flood Resilient Communities - Managing the Consequences of Flooding' iRomeItalyMarking the formal start of this funding initiative, researchers had the opportunity to introduce research objectives for their transnational projects to a wide audience of researchers, research funders, policy makers and practitioners.  Attended by approximately 90 participants, our key objectives were to foster communication between all the parties involved, identify opportunities for synergies between projects and explore options to ensure the effective implementation of research outputs into flood risk management policy and practice.     

In preparation of the workshop, each project prepared a 1-page “fact sheet” to outline key elements of the research project. Posters were displayed during the meeting to provide  participants with a quick overview of the project concept. Posters can be downloaded via the links below. The project fact sheets and posters are available via the project list. Other information on the joint funding initiave can be found from the Call text, forms and background information page.

On the first day of the meeting, researchers had an opportunity to meet with their project teams and meet with CRUE Partners, the alpS team responsible for co-ordinating the joint funding initiative and CRUE evaluators.  A short workshop to discuss thoughts for optimum collaboration and integration was held by alpS with a view to ensuring effective communication throughout the joint funding initiative.   On the second day, each project co-ordinator presented their key research concepts to a wide audience.  Plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion was provided, along with a final discussion session focussed on the embedding and uptake of research outputs by flood risk management policy and practice. The presentations given are available via the project list.