Research Projects

The Global Risk Forum GRF Davos implements research projects with a focus on an integrative risk management approach. We are your experts in risk analysis, risk assessment, natural hazards, climate change adaptation, critical infrastructure protection and disaster prevention and disaster management.

We place a particular focus on applied research and offer experience in Integrative Risk Management in various areas, as well as profound capacity for dissemination and knowledge transfer activities. We facilitate the formation of efficient international project teams, link scientific institutions with practice and provide the necessary project management tools and support.


PEP - Public Empowerment Policies for Crises Management

The aim of the project Public Empowerment Policies for Crisis Management is to investigate how the crisis response abilities of the public can be enhanced and what public empowerment policies are successful in realising this aim.

Public Empowerment Policies enhance crisis management as a coproduction of response organizations and citizens. The project will identify best practices in the community approach to crisis resilience and give directions for future research and implementation, including the use of social media and mobile services, to further citizen response. The input of the experts in the field of crisis management and communication is a key element in pursuing the goals of this project.

PEP offers authorities and other non-governmental organisations a comprehensive information package about key enablers for public empowerment in the form of guides concentrating on best practices, community approach and human technology enhancing citizen response.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n° 284927.

Project Duration

January 2012 – December 2014

Project Website