News

  • Uscore2 Salford Workshop

    A recent workshop in Salford on Wednesday the 29th and Thursday the 30th of November saw the Uscore2 project partners meet for the first time since the pilot peer review in Viggiano. Hosted by Salford City Council, the workshop took place at the Imperial War Museum North, and brought partners together to share experiences from the peer review in Viggiano.

  • Impact Evaluation Methodology

    Using data collected through interviews and observations with Uscore2 partners before, and after the pilot peer review in Viggiano, an impact evaluation methodology was designed.

  • Viggiano Uscore2 Peer Review Pilot

    On 25th-27th October the Uscore2 Viggiano Peer Review took place with members of the project team visiting Viggiano in the region of Potenza, Italy to carry out the pilot of the Uscore2 peer review methodology. The Host Team in Viggiano selected 5 modules developed using the 10 Essential for Making Cities Resilient framework for review. These covered the following areas:

  • Literature Review of City Resilience Peer Reviews

    On 26th September 2017 the Uscore2 Project published a systematic literature review which reviewed 1658 papers using Google Scholar “Publish or Perish” software. The aim of the literature review is to capture a wide variety of documents pertaining to city resilience peer reviews to provide details of academic and non-academic perspectives in this emerging field. After a process of screening and sorting articles, 46 key papers emerged for closer analysis.

  • Draft Modules Circulated to IAB for Review

    The Uscore2 peer review methodology will take a modular approach based upon UNISDR’s Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient campaign. Uscore2 modules have been designed to support the themes identified within the Ten Essentials, but also breakdown some of the areas which cities undertaking a peer review may wish to explore in greater depth. All modules exist in varying states of draft format, but those most developed were circulated yesterday, 13 July 2017, to the project’s International Advisory Board for feedback.

  • UScore2 Amadora Workshop, Portugal June 2017

    On Thursday the 8th and Friday the 9th of June 2017 UScore2 Project partners met together for the first time at the Kick Off Workshop in Amadora, Portugal. Hosted by Amadora’s Civil Protection team the workshop brought partners together to hear presentations from the array of organisations from across Europe who make up the project team.

  • Cabinet Office EU Civil Protection Funding Information Day 2017

    On Thursday 2nd February 2017 the Cabinet Office presented the EU Civil Protection Funding Information Day in Manchester which was hosted by Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue. The day gave delegates an opportunity to identify the opportunities available to secure European Union funding for civil protection projects, explore the application process as well as gain an insight into previous successful bids.