- Resilient cities and participated processes. The Municipality of Quiliano (Alberto
Ferrando, Mayor of Quiliano, Paolo Fiorucci, Fondazione CIMA/Proterina project)
Summary: A real success story on social empowerment through municipal institutions, involving population from the begining to arise risk awareness and consolidate the shared responsibilities across society.
- Human factor and community involvement. The case of wildfires in NW Spain (Juan Picos, Forestry University of Vigo -Spain)
Summary: A detailed review and analisis of the human factor begind the wildfire risk in the NW regions of Spain. How human have been relating with landscapes and fire as a natural element of management, can help to understand the roots of present problems beyond simplistics trends and precognized behaviours.
- Engaging communities into risks management. The wildfire groups in UK (Rob
Gazzard, UK Forestry Commission)
Summary: Similary to the consolidated concept of the UK “Flood groups”, as a stakeholders agrupation for facing common problems and strenghening the participation for solutions building and sharing responsibilities, in this case it is presented the “wildfire groups in UK”. A nice real example on how to involve society as a part of the solution instead of part of the problem.
- Building community disaster resilience. Good practices from civil protection associations (AVPC San Pantaleo, Associazione Soccorso S. Andrea, Gonnesa)
Summary: Presentation of two relevant examples of local Civil Protection Volunteer Associations, working for social involvement and risk cultyure building up, through participatory process and new technologies supports. From the theory to the end users, lessons learned and gaps to overcome.