New: BORIS project partners on website

To give a better overview of the organizations involved in the BORIS project, we’ve made them visible on our website. Find information and links to the international project partners on this page. We’ll also present our partners on our LinkedIn page over the course of the following weeks.

First BORIS leaflet is available for download

Disasters don’t stop at borders, yet borders make a thorough risk assessment for increased preparedness and prevention more difficult. To overcome this challenge, the EU-funded project BORIS includes multiple steps to develop a shared methodology and web platform for the management of seismic and flood risks as well as multi-risks in transboundary regions.

To give you a quick overview, we’ve created a leaflet that shows the steps in the project which is now available for download:

15. June 2021: Project Update Meeting

On June 15th, the BORIS project team met for a virtual project update meeting to discuss the progress of all work packages after a brief introduction by the project coordinator.

WP2: Analysis of the context and needs assessment
Good progress has been made on the structure and content of deliverable D2.1. Partners are invited to add their contributions until the end of June so that the report will be finished on time.

WP3: Platform for cross-border risk assessment
Ideas for the system design for the idea platform presented. A schematic overview of the revised architecture can be found on the WP3 page.

WP4: Shared methodology for multi-risk assessment
The scope of the work package is discussed with the conclusion to limit the risks to the immediate risks as described in the project without hazard interactions, compound events, cascading effect etc. It is agreed to host a follow-up meeting to closely entwine the finding from WP2 with the tasks of WP4. This meeting will take place in the first half of July.

WP5: Pilot application in cross-border sites
Work on this work package will start in December 2021 as per plan. What is yet open is to decide which location will be the pilot site, as the region must not be too small. Further discussion and investigation on a suited pilot site are needed before a decision can be taken.

WP6: Dissemination and exploitation of project results
Website launched. Partners are asked for feedback on website as well as draft leaflet. Project progress and results will be published on website and, subsequently, on the BORIS LinkedIn page.

Kick-Off Meeting

On Monday January 25, 2021 at 10:00, the virtual Kick-off meeting of the BORIS project was held on GotoMeeting platform. Representatives of all project participants as well as Technical Project Officers from DG-ECHO, Chrysa Gkountromichou and Ivona Olhova, and Prof. Mauro Dolce from Italian Department of Civil Protection took part in the meeting.