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CapHaz-Net: social capacity building for natural hazards toward more resilient communities

CapHaz-Net focussed on the social dimensions of natural hazards as well as on regional practices of risk prevention and management.  The project aimed to improve the resilience of European societies to natural hazards and suggests ways of how to achieve this, paying particular attention to social capacities and how they are influenced by contextual conditions. The project was the first primarily social-science project on natural hazards funded by the European Commission and hopes to develop a growing network of individuals, academics, stakeholders and practitioners who share a common interest in the social dimensions of natural hazards.

FHRC contributed to most project work packages but was work package leader for WP4 on Social Vulnerability.


European Commission Seventh Framework Programme


2009 – 2012

FHRC Project Manager:

Sue Tapsell

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