“Collaborate to protect”, in Rome, the final conference of the Derries project

Among the interventions, the presentation of Life Primes

Bologna, 27 September 2018. The final event of the Life Derries Project “The Climate changes, we reduce risks” was held in Rome at the ANCI headquarters on 18 September, organized in two meetings: the third session of networking and the conference “Collaborating to protect: PA and SMEs together for resilience”.
Derries was the first European project for the PA and for small and medium-sized enterprises to reduce risks caused by extreme weather events, promoted by ANCI, UNIPOL, UNIPOLSAI, City of Turin, Local Agenda 21, Cineas.
Specifically, the project has proposed to create a bridge between the insurance world, the public administration and companies with the aim of providing SMEs with the necessary tools to reduce risks; in detail: transfer knowledge on risk assessment and risk management of events related to climate change, implement a self-assessment tool to measure risk and adopt measures for prevention and management of emergencies in companies, develop innovative forms of public-private partnerships between insurance, public administration and businesses, to increase territorial protection and increase resilience; and to study innovative financial instruments that allow capital to be dedicated to risk reduction.

At the networking event , took part Valeria Pancioli, of the regional agency for territorial security and civil protection, who illustrated the state of the art and the first results of the Life Primes project, in particular on the actions C1, C2 and C3, bringing examples of participatory paths realized in the pilot areas, of the protocols and of the project site shared between the administration.
The presentation is available at this link:
At the link it is possible, in the list of toolkits, to consult the quizzes and tutorials realized by Life Primes to guide citizens in the drafting of Civic Plans of adaptation.

The event of 18 September ended with the conference “Collaborating to protect, PMA and SME together for resilience”, in which the three years of the project and the experiments carried out were recounted.
After a pilot experimentation held in Turin, between October 2016 and April 2017, the project was replicated in another 10 local Italian bodies to give way to a number of SMEs to identify the main climatic-hazards to which they are exposed and to define possible actions for risk and emergency management. On the experience of Turin, the cities of Genoa, Padua, Bologna, Rovereto, Udine, Varese, Molfetta, Alghero, Pescara and the Unione dei Comuni District of Empoli Valdelsa have joined the project.

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