ESPREssO and the Researcher night

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:38:00 GMT

ESPREssO project activities were disseminated to the General Public of Huddersfield and Yorkshire, UK.

On Friday 30th September 2016, the University of Huddersfield hosted the European Researchers’ Night – a Europe wide free event giving the general public a unique opportunity to experience the real face of researchers.

“Full STEAM ahead” was the theme for the event and it celebrated the exciting and varied research taking place at the University. Accordingly, Global Disaster Resilience Centre of the University of Huddersfield, Espresso UK partner disseminated the ESPREssO project activities to the general public. A poster was presented, particularly focusing challenges associated with Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation.

In addition, a video documentary was hosted on the project activities carried out by the GDRC.

This was a pleasant and exciting event for the general public in Huddersfield and Yorkshire to experience EU research and its impact on the wider society.

Photos above: ESPREssO public engagement activity

ESPREssO (Enhancing Synergies for disaster Prevention in the EurOpean Union) is a European Commission, Horizon 2020 funded project. its objectives include: to propose ways to create more coherent national and European approaches on Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and resilience strengthening; to enhance risk management capabilities by bridging the gap between science and legal/policy issues at local and national levels in six European countries; and to address the issue of efficient management of trans-boundary crises.

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