Volume VIII of the publication series deals with the question how to strengthen community resilience in crises and disasters.

The first part introduces key concepts such as the socio-spatial approach in disaster management, community resilience and the role of the local municipal level in German disaster management. 

Furthermore it takes a look at the presence of local Red Cross chapters in communites and develops ideas for a socio-spatial approach to disaster management. 

Part two 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 series is not a available in English. The German version can be downloaded on the German version of this website.

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Volume IV: Strengthening of Community Resilience

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Volume VI: The Vulnerable Group "the Elderly people and those Needing Care" during Crises, Large-scale Emergencies, and Disasters

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Volume IX: Findings from the GRC-refugee assistance 2015/16 in Germany

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Volume X: Good Practices and Lessons Learned from the GRC-refugee assistance 2015/16

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