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.
Project ResOrt succesfully completed
(26.10.2020) Part two of volume 8 of the publication series introduces a pilot concept on how to strenghten community resilience through networking between disaster management and other community actors. The pilot concept “Resilient Communities” details a participatory process, which brings together different actors in a series of workshops in order to facilitate an exchange of ideas on disaster preparedness, vulnerabilities, resources and appropriate measures to strengthen community resilience. The publication is available for download and at the usual conditions in the Red Cross Shop (in German).
Joint project AMBOSafe has started (BRC)
(19.10.2020) We are pleased to announce a new project of the Bavarian Red Cross (BRC) as part of the funding measure "Anwender-Innovativ". The aim of the „AMBOSafe" project is a supraregional, cross-organizational and multi-perspective analysis on the topic of violence against employees and staff of authorities and organizations with security tasks (BOS). The project will include both the experience of emergency services and the perspectives of the perpetrators in order to be able to examine the dynamics of the situation in its entirety. In the long term, this should be a crucial step towards violence prevention and increase the subjective feeling of security of the emergency services.
Strengthening social cohesion: Publication and explanatory video
(12.10.2020) As of now you can watch the participatory process “Resilient community” in an explanatory video (in German). The focus is on the networking of different actors who can contribute to crisis and disaster prevention within a neighborhood. The role of organizations in strengthening social cohesion was examined in detail in a publication of the ResOrt joint project. The publication "Resilience through social cohesion - the role of organizations" is available for download (in German).
GRC internal survey on the refugee aid mission 2015/16 successfully completed
(28.09.2020) The GRC survey on the refugee aid mission 2015/16 took place from May until July 2020 and aimed at GRC-volunteers and full-time GRC-employees. The questionnaire focused on their experiences with German civil society cooperations. The poll was part of the WAKE research project whereby one set of questions will feed into the SiKoMi research project. The evaluation of the results has already started and intends to provide practice-oriented suggestions for future scenarios. First results are expected to be made available in the winter of 2020/2021. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all participants who took the time to review those intense years 2015/16!