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.
10 Years of Research at the GRC
(21.03.2019) March of 2009 marks the beginning of the GRC’s first research project conducted together with partners from the civil security research. Since then, the GRC has been cooperating with 118 different project partners from academia, industry, health and welfare as well as administration and public authorities and organizations with security and safety Tasks (BOS). Starting in 2014, the findings are being published in the research publication series. As of December 2018 around 75.000 copies have been ordered nationally and internationally.
Visit at the BRC
(28.02.2019) The Bavarian Red Cross (BRC) invited staff members of the Unit Research in Civil Protection to visit Munich, Miesbach and Garmisch-Partenkirchen to conduct interviews regarding the snow disaster in Bavaria in January 2019. Supported by the coordinator of security research Uwe Kippnich we talked to various volunteers and employees of the BRC in order to gain insight into coping with this extreme event with special consideration of vulnerable people. The findings will be published in our research publication series.
Closing Event KOPHIS
23./24.01.2019 in Tübingen: The research project KOPHIS successfully ended with the closing event “Disaster Management and Care”. The high number of participants from the fields of disaster management, care and welfare showed great interest within and beyond the Red Cross: Around 80 people took part in the conference and enriched the discussion with their feedback and questions. Various panels on the topics of resilience, self-sufficiency and people in need of care in disaster management were important components of the event.
Scientific Programme Committtee
(21.01.2019) Matthias Max, Head of Research, is an appointed member of the current Scientific Advisory Board on the "Research for Civil Security" programme. As an independent committee of experts, it advises the Federal Ministry of Education and Research on questions of civil security research. The Scientific Programme Committee consists of experts from all relevant scientific disciplines, industry, private infrastructure operators, public authorities and organisations with security and safety tasks.