Case Studies: an integrated safety and security culture

The risks threatening the modern societies have become increasingly complex and generally require cross-sectoral cooperation due to reduced security as a whole. The global trends concerning climate change, mobilisation, conflicts, forced migration, and transferrable forms of violation are also linked to social media and citizens’ mobilisation/awareness. The widespread communicable airborne diseases heavily impact European societies’ protection efforts. The increased number of multi-facet disasters, incidents and forms of disorder and interruption threatened the sustainable and stable delivery of the citizens’ services, supply of goods, medicines, health and social care services, and utilities.

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CRISPRO partners collected and analyses 22 case studies about disasters: extreme natural events, climate change, technological failure combined with the stationary chemical hazards and sociogenic behavioural stress, CBRN-communicable deceases related events, and violation events triggered by industrialisation and smartening of the systems and communities.

Analysed cases study demonstrates a multiple-threats approach is needy. Therefore, learning from practical experience and investing in prevention and learning from others shall be critical knowledge-based issues for gaining greater resilience of the societies.

Interoperability of early warning mechanisms is required to develop a new integrated safety and security culture, which is the centre of the societal resilience concept.

The best practices are outlined as the CRISPRO benchmarking approach to support decision-makers to create safety for societies and citizens.