Research and development in the GRC
Since 2009, the German Red Cross (GRC) has been dealing with processes of social and technical change in a scientific context. On this website we present our research work at the interface to practice. Here you will find all information and materials on ongoing and completed projects, our research publication series (free download) and other publications on our work.
Kick-off meeting BuildERS
(01.07.2019) On the 1st of May 2019, the European research project BuildERS started, in which the GRC is involved as a research partner. Among numerous outlines submitted to the EU under the Horizont2020 funding programme, BuildERS is one of very few projects to be funded. The aim of the project is to identify the most vulnerable population groups in crises in a pan-European comparison and to increase their resilience. Within the framework of the three-year project, the GRC will conduct a case study in Germany.
12th Congress of Mayors
(21.05.2019) Crises and disasters were the topic of the two-day annual congress of mayors on the 7th and 8th of may 2019 in Magdeburg, which was organised by the Behörden Spiegel. The GRC-research was represented with a talk and information booth with GRC publication series, anthologies and information brochures. The participants showed great interest in the research results and concepts. During the talk, possibilities and proven methods of a more social space-oriented civil protection were presented and how this can provide better support for vulnerable population groups, such as people in need of care, during major emergencies.
GRC and BRC - strong partners in security research
(13.05.2019) The Bavarian Red Cross cooperates in various thematic fields and is an innovative as well as competent partner in security research. Through national and international contacts, the BRC has an excellent network. The BRC and the GRC worked closely together on the COBRACORE and K3 projects and on the scientific assessment of the snow disaster in 2019.
(30.04.2019) As part of the Safety Days at the University of Paderborn, the GRC-research organized a challenge at the hackathon. The aim was to prepare and visualize publicly available data on vulnerabilities and resources (e.g. demographic data) in order to support the deployment before and during a crisis. This was intended to further develop the idea of digital mapping of social space, which had emerged from the work of the GRC-research. With its solution of a web application for the interactive analysis of georeferenced data on a map, the group won the first prize of the GRC challenge.