Importance of social actors' diversity in disaster situations for empowerment processes
The most important factor that facilitates the start-up and/or the strengthening of empowerment processes in a specific area is the presence of a significant set of different actors: "common citizens", local authorities, business (SMEs and other enterprises), professionals, scientific community (university, research centres, etc.), media, etc. We will see that the existence of partnerships and alliances facilitate empowerment actions and the factor considered here is a pre-requisite. In the majority of the 25 considered practices empowerment is based on the involvement of different partners.
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Cultural Factors: Density of active citizenship
Types of Actors Concerned: All types of actors, Local authorities, Active citizens, Entrepreneurs, Media, Government, National research bodies, Red Cross, NGOs, Military, Law enforcement agencies, Healthcare and emergency services, European Civil Protection Mechanism, UN and other international organisations, National civil protection body, Non-active citizens