Governance of transborder emergencies

The first results of the GESTI.S.CO. project presented to stakeholders

20/10/2020 - 29/10/2020

Online event

The Event

Just one year from the convention to launch GESTI.S.CO (Gestione delle emergenze Senza Confini), its work and results are being shared with stakeholders through a series of webinars organised by the partners in the initiative, SUPSI (the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland), Regione Lombardia (the Lombardy regional government), ARPA Piemonte (the Regional Agency for Environmental Protection of Piedmont), Politecnico di Milano (and specifically its Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering DICA), the City of Como and the Canton of Ticino).

GESTI.S.CO is funded within the Interreg V-A Italy-Switzerland Co-operation Programme 2014-2020, and the aim of the project is to build a common framework to share information about rules, risks – especially those linked to natural hazards – and resources, as well as setting up an Italian-Swiss transborder operational team (NUVRE). Local operators will receive targeted training in all of the above, and everything will be included in local emergency plans. The project will also bring in the people living in the border region to give them better early warning information and providing information on how to adopt safer behaviour.

The programme

The four webinars in the calendar below will each examine a particular issued dealt with in the project:

  • Tuesday 20 October 2020 > 10.00-11:00: Civil Protection and Protection of the Population in Lombardy and in the Canton of Ticino: a comparison between two systems
    Civil Protection in Italy
    Andrea Zaccone, Civil Protection – Regione Lombardia
    Civil Protection in Switzerland
    Michele Fattorini, Military Section and for the Protection of the Population – Canton of Ticino
    Comparison between the two models
    Alberto Angelo Alfredo Bruno, Civil Protection Organisational Unit – Regione Lombardia
    Federico Chiesa, Michele Fattorini, Military Section and for the Protection of the Population
  • Thursday 22 October 2020 > 10.00-11:00: Mapping risk: a borderless approach
    Maurizio Pozzoni and Alessandro De Pedrini, Institute of Earth Sciences – SUPSI
    Giovanni Menduni, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Politecnico di Milano
  • Tuesday 27 October 2020 > 10.00-11:00: Italian and Swiss legislation on civil protection: two different languages?
    Maurizio Pozzoni, Institute of Earth Sciences – SUPSI
    Daniele Fabrizio Bignami, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano
  • Thursday 29 October 2020 > 10.00-11:00: Strengthening early warning systems in the cross-border zone and transfrontier agreements
    Secondo Barbero, ARPA Piemonte
    Luca Panziera, MeteoSwiss
    Orietta Cazzuli, ARPA Lombardia