Concept and methodology

The main goal of BORIS2 is to deliver a harmonized methodology and tool for single and multirisk assessment of urban settlements that can support stakeholders during the management of the emergency condition. Multi-country and cross-border applications at pilot sites will ensure the transferability and replicability of the proposed outcomes in different national contexts and settings, by guaranteeing the effectiveness of the proposed approach. The framework proposed by the Italian Civil Protection Department to check the physical efficiency of the emergency system of urban settlements against the seismic event will be extended in a multi-risk perspective to effectively support DRM planning. The multi-risk perspective may orient a more efficient use of resources and investments of municipalities to support mitigation actions. To this end, shared methods, models, and tools originally proposed in BORIS will be adapted to the urban scale and extended to assets which are critical for the emergency condition management. This will allow a better understanding of risks towards emergency conditions. Moreover, the existing BORIS web platform will be improved to include simulation and visualization features that will render it an effective tool to evaluate and represent the emergency condition for urban settlements in a multi-risk framework further enhancing the prevention of cross-border disasters and the preparedness for improved crisis management involving different states. The basic BORIS2 concept is illustrated below: