Below you will find all the initiatives already realized:
LIFE FRANCA international conference
22 October 2019
The international conference of the project LIFE FRANCA Anticipation and communication of natural risks took place in Trento in October at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento.
The conference was organised by the Eastern Alps Hydrographic District within the action of networking.
Representatives from European and Italian universities and institutions attended the conference on 21 and 22 October 2019.
More information hereRead more
Third edition of seminars for practitioners, journalists and policy-makers
13 September 2019
The third edition of training courses organised by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering in collaboration with the Service for Torrent Control took place in Malè.
The course Knowing and living with hydrogeological risk: from phenomenology to managing. The example of the last October 2018 event took place in Malè the 13th of September 2019.Read more
Guidelines for flood risk communication
15 May 2019
Project deliverable: Guidelines for flood risk communication
The Service for torrent control of the Autonomous Province of Trento, in collaboration with Giancarlo Sturloni, journalist and risk communication specialist, has produced the Guidelines for flood risk communication.
The document is one of the project outcomes and it provides useful recommendations to all the intituions that are in charge of flood risk management.
The pdf is available at this link (Italian version only)
Last meeting of three horizon workshops
31 December 2018
42 Three Horizons workshops of “future exercise” have been carried out in the three project study areas by the Department of Sociology and Social research of the University of Trento.
Three Horizon meetings took place in Trento, Borgo Valsugana and in the Rendena Valley. During these workshops participants (citizens and groups of stakeholders) projected themselves in possible futures, saw what may happen and gain insights for action in the present.Read more
Second cycle of science café events
12 December 2018
The second cycle of science café events took place in November and December 2018 at the MUSE Café.
Those events are related to the next travelling educational exhibition that will be hosted at the MUSE in February 2019 Nature in motion. Let’s defend ourselves from floods.
Technicians and experts from Services of the Autonomous Province of Trento described some of the strategies and action used to protect people and human settlings from floods.
5 December 2018
Second meeting of working groups with institution interested in the methodology of the project LIFE FRANCA
This second meeting took place in the offices of the Eastern Alps Hydrographic District on December the 5th.
Experts from different institutions discussed about effective bi-directional instrument of communication between citizens and authorities concerning information, warning and alert of flood events.
Second edition of seminars for practitioners, journalists and policy-makers
23 November 2018
The second edition of training courses organised by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering took place in Moena and Borgo Valsugana
The courses are addressed to practitioners, policy makers and journalists.
The seminar Knowing, communicating and managing the hydrogeological risk in alpine environment took place in Borgo Valsugana th 12 October 2018 while the seminar Knowing and living with hydrogeological risk: from phenomenology to managing. The example of the recent event in Moena took place in Moena the 23rd of October
Educational visit for journalists
7 September 2018
Educational visit for journalist in LIFE FRANCA intervention areas.
An educational visit addressed exclusively to journalists took place in September 2018. The visit included two LIFE FRANCA study areas: Borgo Valsugana town and Trento. During the visit, journalists could see the territorial issues that generates flood risk and relevant prevention measures that mitigate such risk.
8 June 2018
LIFE FRANCA in collaboration with the association Alta scuola (Scuola di Alta Specializzazione e Centro Studi per la Manutenzione e Conservazione dei Centri Storici in Territori Instabili) organised the workshop Governance H3O
The workshop took place in Orvieto. Experts from local and national institutions worked together in a 3 Horizons future exercise in order to identify risks and critical aspects in managing natural resources.
First cycle of three science café events
30 May 2018
The first of three cycle of Science cafés took place in May at the MUSE Cafè. This first cycle was related to the first educational exhibition developed within the project: Nature in motion. Avalanches, landslides and floods: knowing is preventing hosted in the same period at MUSE
Each event focused on a specific hydrogeological natural phenomenon: avalanches, floods and landslides. They were organized in collaboration with Trento Film Festival and ASviS – Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile.Read more
24 May 2018
Opening of travelling educational exhibitions
28 April 2018
From April the 28th to May the 31st MUSE hosts the first travelling educational exhibition developed within the project LIFE FRANCA: NATURE IN MOTION. Avalanches, landslides and floods: knowing is preventing
This first exhibition of a cycle f three describers natural phenomena caused or influenced by the water: knowing and being aware is the first step to prevent natural disasters.
LIFE FRANCA national conference
20 April 2018
The first national conference of the project LIFE FRANCA Anticipation and communication of natural risks took place in Trento in April 2018.
The conference was organised by the Eastern Alps Hydrographic District within the action of networking. Policy-makers, insurance companies, technicians, representatives from other European projects coming from Trentino and other regions of Italy attended the 3 -days conference.
Educational actvities for school students
10 April 2018
Conclusion of the experimentation with secondary school students of three educational activities about hydrogeological risks developed within the project LIFE FRANCA.
MUSE designed three experimental activities addressed to secondary school students, using each one a different education approach.
- Know your territory: is there any hazard?
- Flood: how to defend ourselves?
22 March 2018
Start of the working groups with interested institutions
The first of six meeting within the Networking action took place in Trento on the 28th of March. 17 participants discussed about how to communicate uncertainty concerning flood risk.
PlayDecide debate game “Floods: how to defend ourselves?”
5 March 2018
First seminars addressed to practitioners, journalists and policy-makers
16 February 2018
The first training course Knowing, communicating and managing the hydrogeological risk in alpine environment addressed to practitioners, journalists and policy-makers was organised by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Trento.
The two-day course took place on the 7th and 15th of February 2018.
Educational videos about flood hazards in the three case study areas
6 February 2018
Flood risk portal
31 January 2018
The flood risk portal is online at portal.lifefranca.eu
The portal will provide information on hydrogeological conditions in the Trentino region.
The portal has been designed and developed by the Service for Torrent Control of the Autonomous Province of Trento and Trilogis, and it will be implemented over the next months.
Users will find updated information about flood risk and will be able to bring to attention anomalies observed in the territory.
(The portal is in Italian).
Second press conference
10 November 2017
The second press conference about implementation, progresses and next steps of the LIFE FRANCA project took place at the MUSE.
The conference took place at the end of a course about Enviromental Journalism.
Teachers training course
27 October 2017
The teacher training course Hydrogeological risk: shifting from emergency to anticipation took place in October 2017 with 42 teachers enrolled.
The course has been organised by MUSE in collaboration with other project partners. It consisted of 7 lessons, each one lasting about 3 hours: 4 lectures indoor taken at the MUSE and 3 field trips.Read more
24 October 2017
Focus groups with citizens from LIFE FRANCA case study areas have started. During each workshop, participants will take part in a “future exercise”, using the scenarios prepared by stakeholders over the past few months.
The first meeting took place at the Department of Sociology and Social Research with engineering students.
Video interviews to citizens and technicians
17 October 2017
Production two more educational videos with interviews to citizens and technicians about flood risk perceptions in the city of Trento.
Residents, tourists and municipal technicians responsible for land management and civil defence have shared their opinions about floods.
The video is available on the project website and on LIFE FRANCA youtube channel
(video in Italian)
Survey on flood risk’s perception
2 October 2017
Start of the survey about flood risk perception in Trentino
The Departmento of Sociology and Social research of the University of Trento is carrying out a survey to better understand the perception and knowledge about flood risk among citizens (includes practitioners):
The questionnaire can be fulfilled here (Italian version only)
Start of educational programme
18 September 2017
LIFE FRANCA educational activities have been presented to teachers.
On 18 and 19 September took place at the MUSE, the Science Museum of Trento, the open days for school teachers.
During this event, LIFE FRANCA team presented the educational programme developed within the project and collected subscription for the following activities:
- teacher training course
- three experiental workshop for students
More information in the School section of this website.
30 June 2017
The Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento has conducted an analysis of the flood risk perception among stakeholders in Trentino.
A web questionnaire and a qualitative interview have been addressed to: elected officers and public administrators, managers of public technical services, leaders of citizens associations, school principals and media managing editors.
13 June 2017
LIFE FRANCA visited the area of intervention of the projects LIFE RII e LIFE RINASCE.
A networking trip has been organised by the Eastern Alps Hydrographic District, to meet representatives of LIFE RII and LIFE RINASCE.
LIFE FRANCA beneficiaries visited the area of intervention of the two projects, in particular channels and brooks in the Italian region Emilia Romagna where hydrological and environmental restoration took place.
Flood events in Trentino
5 June 2017
The University of Padova has completed a review of the hazard data and information about past flood events in Trentino.
Data refers to: flood that occurred in the Province of Trento, spatial and temporal coordinates, type and intensity of the phenomena, meteorological conditions at the time.
25 years of LIFE programme
21 May 2017
Participation of LIFE FRANCA in events organised to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the LIFE programme
LIFE FRANCA took part in two events:
- Adaptation to climate change: experiences and opportunities of the LIFE projects in Italy – 24 May 2017, Rome
- LIFE platform meeting on Climate Action in Urban Areas – 21-22 June 2017, Barcelona
Participatory scenario building
3 April 2017
Production of strategic future flood scenarios
Different scenarios will be prepared in the three case study ares of LIFE FRANCA: the city of Trento, the twon of Borgo Valsugana and the Rendeva valley. The first meeting in every areas has took place, involving stakeholders, local authorities and technicians.
First educational video
17 March 2017
Production of the first educational video
Muse, with the the collaboration of the Service for Torrent control, has produced an educational video that describes flood hazard maps, the primary tool used to formulate policy that focuses on prevention and protection of the population.
The video is available on the project website and on LIFE FRANCA youtube channel
Visual flood risk communication
29 December 2016
University of Padova has completed a review of existing visual flood risk communication practices.
The information collected will be used for the development of the “Flood risk Portal”, a LIFE FRANCA product.
Meeting with local authorities
19 December 2016
LIFE FRANCA project has been presented to the authorities of the three case study areas
Professor Roberto Poli, LIFE FRANCA coordinator, presented the project to administrators and technicians from Trento, Borgo Valsugana and Bocenago. All the institutions involved declared that they are interested in the project’s results and that they are willing to collaborate.
First public event as launch of the project
24 November 2016
The first public presentation of the LIFE FRANCA project took place at the conference hall of the MUSE
During the conference Hydrogeological instability. Manage what can be avoided, avoid what cannot be managed: overview of Italy and Trentino LIFE FRANCA was official presented to the public. The event was free of charge and was attended by 158 people, among them there were many professionals.
22 November 2016
First press conference to present LIFE FRANCA to journalists
The first press conference took place the the 22nd of November at the MUSE.
The press release was send to more than 80 journalists, bloggers, editors, websites, newspapers and magazines.
About 10 journalists attended the conference.
19 September 2016
The project’s kick-off took place in Trento at Palazzo Madruzzo, an historical building
LIFE FRANCA beneficiaries, representative from the Italian Ministry for the Environment, stakeholder an many institutions took part at the event.