The European Commission's Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) has launched an open consultation to gather input from the disaster risk management community on Recommendations for National Risk Assessment for Disaster Risk Management in EU.

The recommendations will help in reaching a common understanding of how to quantify risks and impacts for a wide range of natural and man-made hazards — such as floods and droughts, cyber-attacks, nuclear threats and epidemics.

Everyone is welcome to participate as an external reviewer as the input of a range of people from different disciplines, expertise and sectors is necessary to tackle the many dimensions of disaster risk impact. Interested parties should email EC-drmkc@ec.europa.eu.

The aim is to develop comparable risk assessments based on solid scientific evidence, ultimately helping to better protect EU citizens from potential threats. Stakeholders are invited to participate in the consultation which will stay open until the end of September 2019.

The report Recommendations for National Risk Assessment for Disaster Risk Management in EU is the result of the collaborative effort of nine JRC expert groups to start covering drought, earthquakes, floods, terrorist attacks, biological disasters, critical infrastructures, chemical accidents, nuclear accidents, and Natech accidents risks.

The aim is to find common risk metrics integrating through this open consultation the existing collective knowledge in the different domains.

Last reviewed 22 May 2019