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The project ‘Creation of knowledge on ecological hazards in Russian and European local communities’ was supported by the Russian Science Foundation

April 26, 2019

The project aims to understand how hazard-related knowledge is created in the interplay between expert and local knowledge in local flood-prone communities of Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy.

 The findings, on the one hand, are to shed light on the fundamental mechanisms of the interplay between institutional and local knowledge in regional communities. On the other hand, the applied results involve ways to raise community engagement in the development of knowledge on flood management.

The project is conducted within the CGES research area ‘Creativity, Communities, and Public Spaces in Germany, Europe and Russia’. The team includes researchers based in Germany, France, the Netherlands, the UK, and Australia, as well as a number of Russian sociologists based at St. Petersburg State University, including CGES affiliated researchers and students.

Find out more information about the project here.