JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
The European Commission's in-house science service
The challenge of resilience in a globalised world discusses the concept of resilience from different perspectives and the role of science in the continuous process of building a resilient, stable, competitive and prosperous Europe.
Resilience is a fundamental prerequisite for Europe as the largest integrated economic area in the world and has an important social dimension which requires the active cooperation of all stakeholders; citizens, the private sector, governments and NGOs included.
This leaflet provides an overview of the work of the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s in-house science service, in the area of disaster risk reduction and response.
The purpose of this report is to provide a comprehensive overview of the JRC activities in relation to disaster risk reduction and response. The report showcases the tools and methodologies developed by the JRC to help in all phases of disaster management, from preparedness and risk management to recovery and reconstruction, through to forecasting and early warning (December 2014).
As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners.