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Guidance document

European Resilience Management Guideline

The European Resilience Management Guideline and its five supporting resilience-building tools were produced through a process of co-creation with municipal representatives of European and Middle Eastern cities between 2015 and 2018. Those cities were: Donostia/San Sebastian (Spain), Glasgow (UK) and Kristiansand (Norway); Bristol (UK), Riga (Latvia), Rome (Italy) and Vejle (Denmark); Athens (Greece), Greater Amman (Jordan), Greater Manchester (UK), Malaga (Spain), Malmö (Sweden), Reykjavik (Iceland), Stirling (UK) and Thessaloniki (Greece). The co-creation approach enabled the group to compile necessary requirements and understand and prioritize cities’ needs and expectations from an integrated resilience management process.

The European Resilience Management Guideline is intended to be used by:

  • policy and decision-makers at city level, including city councillors
  • technical staff working on climate adaptation and urban resilience implementation
  • other city stakeholders working on resilience, including critical infrastructure managers and utility
  • companies, service providers, emergency services, the media, civil society associations, nongovernmental
  • organizations, academic and research institutions as well as private consultancies
  • Donostia/San Sebastian (Spain), Riga (Latvia), Vejle (Denmark); Athens (Greece), Greater Manchester (UK), Malaga (Spain), Stirling (UK) and Thessaloniki (Greece)