The Civil Protection Department has been grounded in the offices of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers since 1982.
It has a guiding role, in agreement with regional and local governments, of projects and activities for the prevention, forecast and monitoring of risks and intervention procedures that are common to the whole system.
The Department coordinates the response to natural disasters, catastrophes or other events – events of C type – that intensity and extent, should be faced with extraordinary powers and means.
Moreover, also in agreement with the regional governments and local authorities, working in the drafting of legislation on the prevention of risks and regulatory measures needed to cope with disasters and minimize damage to people and property.
It promotes drills, national and international training projects and activities that contribute to spreading the culture of civil protection.

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The Consortium “Italian Centre for Risk Reduction (CI3R)” operates on a non-profit basis with the aim of promoting and sustain the research, the technology transfer and training activities in the field of multi-risk reduction, for a more profitable achievement of the objectives pursued by public policies in this field, in accordance with the relevant national, European and international programmes. CI3R benefits from the multi-risk competence and skills of its three founding entities that are all Competence Centres of the Italian Civil Protection Department, operating in different sectors of catastrophic risks. The three founders of the Consortium are a combination of public and private institutions: the EUCENTRE Foundation, a well-known non-profit training and research centre with dedicated sections specialising in disaster risk research; the ReLUIS Consortium, a no-profit inter-university consortium established with the purpose to develop and coordinate research activities in the field of structural and earthquake engineering and seismic risk; and the CIMA Foundation, a non-profit research organization committed to promote the study, scientific research, technological development and higher education in engineering and environmental sciences, within the fields of civil protection, public health and aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems conservation.

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The University of Stavanger (UiS) is Norway’s sixth largest university. UiS has approx. 13000 students and some 1700 faculty, administration and service staff. Academic life at UiS is organised into six faculties, comprising a total of 14 departments and two National Research Centres. UiS is a member of European Consortium of Innovative Universities, the leading international consortium of universities with collective emphasis on innovation, creativity and societal impact, driving the development of a knowledge-based economy. UiS is an experienced participant of international projects, which include FP7 projects and H2020 projects, COST Actions, EEA projects in addition to nationally funded projects. The H2020 projects RUNIN (The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development), Triangulum (The Three Point Project / Demonstrate. Disseminate. Replicate), CO-LAB (Improving collaborative working between correctional and mental health services) serve as examples.

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Is a non-profit association that promotes the research, development, training and services in the domain of Industrial Aerodynamics.
ADAI has been developing, since its foundation and in co-ordination with national and international institutions, a great number of actions aiming the implementation and development of knowledge in its specific scientific areas. One of the main objectives of this association is the creation and management of scientific and technological infra-structures, in particular the Laboratory of Industrial Aerodynamics and the Forest Fire Research Laboratory.

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The University of Tartu is the leading research university in Estonia and the only Estonian-language universitas – comprehensive university – in the world. Its competitive advantages are internationality, the quality of teaching and research, and diversity. The university, re-opened as the Estonian-language University of Tartu in 1919, at the beginning of the Republic of Estonia, laid the foundations for Estonian-language higher education and created a community of national intellectuals, who have a significant role in the development of the Estonian state, society and culture.