Flood Resilient Areas by multi-layEr Safety

Welcome to FRAMES' webspace. FRAMES is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014-2020.

FRAMES aims on increasing the resilience of areas and communities by working with the Multi-Layer Safety (MLS) Concept.

Climate change causes increasing sea levels and extreme rainfall patterns for areas in the North Sea Region. Traditional, static flood preventions,may not be sufficient anymore in the future. There will never be enough resources to protect every single citizen from flooding, but if we smartly combine resilience measures we can minimise impact. FRAMES shifts to Multi-Layer Safety, smartly combining resilience measures.

  • Flood resilient areas: improving infrastructure and spatial planning measures 

  • Flood resilient communities: making people and social stakeholders better prepared 

  • Flood resilient authorities: reducing recovery times and increase response capacity 

Partners form the UK, Denmark, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands have designated 15 pilots in areas which are comparable from geographic and demographic view, so monitoring generates new insights and solutions.

The Multi-Layer Safety Concept (MLS)

The MLS concept is a policy strategy that integrates measures for: prevention, mitigation via spatial planning and emergency response. These layers are traditionally managed by different authorities and sectors, but through MLS, the barriers are lifted and the stakeholders jointly apply the most effective combination of solutions. The MLS principles are being acknowledged by more and more authorities and practitioners across the NSR, but have thus far not been developed in a transnational way. The FRAMES partners are experimenting with MLS related concepts and will build on this experience to realise sustainable strateg¡es and improve the capacity of authorities and society to cope with flooding.



Latest Project News

FRAMES Butt Green Shield (UK)

09 August 2019

Catchment Management

- Innovative solutions to localised flooding instead of major infrastructure investment

- Community led approaches

- Desig…

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FRAMES Geraardsbergen Belgium

09 August 2019

Pilots community resilience workshops

- Researching solutions by design to reduce flood risk

- Mapping and developing potential flood management …

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Frames Days in Oldenburg

13 May 2019

From 27 until 29 March 2019 the Frames Days were organised by the German partners Jade Hochschule, Küste und Raum and Oldenburgisch-Ostfriesischer Was…

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Flood Risk Awareness Day in Germany

09 May 2019

On 4th of May 2019, the German FRAMES team from Jade University and Küste & Raum organized the regional FRAMES flood risk awareness day in the Weserma…

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Study to civil society contributions during and after floods in Zuid-Holland.

07 May 2019

The province and the safety region Zuid-Holland asked GovernEUR|Erasmus University Rotterdam to study the contribution of civil society to disaster ma…

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