A research project to understand the positive and negative impact of social media in emergencies. Results were analysed and used to create free guidance for citizens in Europe.
This project aimed to enhance the safety and security of citizens before, during and after emergencies, and also to strengthen the role of European companies supplying services and products related to EmerGent’s results.
The research assessed the numbers of people who used smartphones and social media and used this to create a series of advisory guidelines in order to keep people safe in times of emergency. The guidelines can be downloaded for free from the EmerGent project website.
The impact of social media on the management of major emergencies was also analysed through a series of tools and methods. You can read more about the objectives of this project here.
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Below are a range of output videos from this project that help to demonstrate the findings from the research.
Detailed research findings are all shown through the emergent website:
The project was a collaboration between several key partners including:
- UPB – www.cik.uni-paderborn.de
- IES – www.iessolutions.eu
- OCC – www.oxfordcc.co.uk
- USI – www.cscw.uni-siegen.de
- TIHR – www.tavinstitute.org
- Western Norway Research Institute (WNRI) – www.vestforsk.no
- Federation of the European Union (FEU) Fire Officer Association – www.f-e-u.org
- European Emergency Number Association (EENA) – www.eena.org
- Fire Department of Dortmund (FDDO) – www.ifr.dortmund.de
- Centrum Naukowo-Badawcze Ochrony Przeciwpozarowej im. Jozefa Tuliszkowskiego Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy (CNBOP-PIB) – www.cnbop.pl
- EmerGent project also creates newsletters – to sign up for free, please visit their website.
- You can also follow the EmerGent project on social media through Facebook and Twitter.
- For press releases and the latest publications, please visit the publications section of their website.