Smart Mature Resilience was approved for support on Thursday 29. January 2015 by the European Commision. Smart Mature Resilience is a project coordinated by Prof. Jose Mari Sarriegi, TECNUN University of Navarra in Spain. Prof. Jose Julio Gonzalez, CIEM, acts as scientific coordinator for Smart Mature Resilience. The consortium consists of the University of Strathclyde, Linköping University, ICLEI, DIN and a network of seven European cities. The main objective of Smart Mature Resilience is to develop a general guideline for resilience assessment and implementation according to the DRS-7-2014 topic of H2020.
To increase Europe’s resilience to crises and disasters is a topic of highest political concern in the EU and its Member States and Associated Countries. This concerns both man-made threats (accidents, terrorism) and natural hazards such as e.g. floods, storms, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.While the term ‘resilience’ can be described as “The ability of a system, community or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate to and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner, including through the preservation and restoration of its essential basic structures and functions.” (UNISDR, 2009), it is necessary to break down and practically apply this definition to the different security sectors.
Smart Mature Resilience (SMR
) will develop and validate Resilience Management Guideline, using three pilot projects covering different security sectors in Critical Infrastructures, as well as climate change and social dynamics, as a prototype to European Resilience Management Guideline.
SMR’s Resilience Management Guideline will provide a robust shield against man-made and natural hazards, enabling society to resist, absorb, accommodate and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner, as well as plan for, including through the preservation and restoration of essential structures and functions.
José Gonzalez who is scientific coordinator for Smart Mature Resilience says: "We are very happy to be a part of this project and we look forward to working with this exciting consortium."
The budget for Smart Mature Resiliences is 4,6 Million Euro.