Project Management



09.10.2023 - 08.10.2024


Klima- und Energiefonds (Energy Transition 2050)

Contact person

Christina Rechberger

“VULKANO - Vulnerable Groups in Local Disaster and Emergency Planning” aims to develop a better understanding of the risk potential of vulnerable groups in relation to climate change-related stress and disruptive events. The project aims to determine the extent to which Austrian communities are already supporting these groups in the preparation and management of crises and disasters, especially when drawing up disaster protection and emergency plans.

Based on desktop research of national and international examples and cooperation with local and regional representatives (e.g. mayors, KLAR! and KEM! managers), recommendations for action for improved prevention and integration of the affected groups (e.g., socially marginalized groups, including people with disabilities, chronically ill people, children, older people, people living alone, people affected by poverty or people with language barriers) will be provided.

Project partners:

  • Disaster Competence Network Austria
  • Geosphere Austria
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Institute of Landscape Planning
  • Federal Environment Agency


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