/ DERRIS in Italy
DERRIS in Italy

Turin – Pilot municipality of DERRIS

The pilot phase of the DERRIS project took place in the City of Turin. In April 2016, Turin launched a call entitled “Torino che protegge” to select 30 SMEs located in the 6 identified areas.

From October 2016 to April 2017, the pilot companies received support from the project experts, in particular:

  • An assessment of their vulnerability to climatic events to identify possible risks businesses are exposed to and the actions they can undertake to reduce risks;
  • Training to gain useful kowledge related to risks prevention and management.

During the pilot phase, a climatic risk self-assessment tool (CRAM tool) was developped for businesses. The ultimate aim was to support the 30 pilot SMEs in writing their companies adaptation action plans.

2017: DERRIS expands to 10 other cities

To enable a wider number of SMEs to identify the main climatic risks they are exposed to and to choose which actions to undertake to manage emergencies and reduce their exposure to risks, 10 new municipalities will be involved in the project.

A call entitled “Il Comune che protegge” was launched in April 2017 to gather manifestations of interest of local public authorities committed to adaptation to climate change and interested in being another pilot test.

After Turin, Genoa, Padua, Bologna, Rovereto, Udine, Varese, Molfetta and the Union of municipalities of Valdelsa showed interest in partecipating to the project.

In the coming months, workshops will be organised to present the project and provide training to SMEs and to the municipalities. .

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A video was created to present the Life+ DERRIS project which is the first European project that brings together the public administration, businesses and insurers to reduce risks caused by extraordinary weather events. E’ stato realizzato un video di presentazione del progetto Life+ DERRIS che è il primo progetto europeo che unisce pubblica amministrazione, imprese e settore assicurativo per la riduzione dei rischi causati da eventi climatici straordinari.