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A Survey on Emergency Preparedness of EU Citizens

A Survey on Emergency Preparedness of EU Citizens

Filippoupolitis, Avgoustinos, MacKinnon, Lachlan and Bacon, Liz (2015) A Survey on Emergency Preparedness of EU Citizens. In: 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. International Association for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Kristiansand, Norway. ISBN 978-82-7117-788-1 ISSN 2411-3387

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Abstract

Population preparedness plays a crucial role in disaster management since it can help reduce the number of victims and restrict damage. Nevertheless, little work has been done at a European level towards preparing populations to learn how to cope with disasters and involving them in the disaster management process. In this paper we present the preliminary results of an on-line emergency preparedness survey circulated among EU citizens, which aims to identify and analyse people‟s behaviour in terms of preparedness, first reaction, risk awareness and willingness to engage in preparedness actions. Our preliminary analysis, based on over 1200 participants, indicates that although EU populations have a high capability for participation in emergency response, their preparedness level is low. We also found that national differences are a significant factor affecting individual preparedness behaviour and awareness of risks.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Additional Information: ISCRAM 2015, Kristiansand, Norway, 24-27 May 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emergency preparedness, risk awareness. on-line survey
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Computing & Information Systems
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/15564

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