The aim of this project is to clarify how the crisis response abilities of the public can be enhanced and what public empowerment policies are successful in realising this aim.

The Roadmap 'Public empowerment policies for crisis management' aims at charting directions for further research and implementation supporting human resilience. It reports core problems and gaps identified based on the research conducted by the research teams that together formed the international consortium of the project PEP. So far, the level of development of public empowerment policies differs much in Europe. What explains these differences, and why are public empowerment policies not developed in many places? Is this, in part, a lack of knowledge that can be amended by providing best practices and guidelines? Or are there also other barriers that need attention in policymaking and future research? The roadmap can be downloaded here>>