Flood Resilient Areas by Multi-layEred Safety

The effects of floodings increase every year in the North Sea Region, threatening multiple core functions of society. There will never be enough resources to protect every single citizen, but if we smartly join forces and combine resilience measures we can minimise impact. Flood Resilient Areas by Multi-layEred Safety, FRAMES in short, researched how Multi-Layer Safety (MLS) can improve the overall flood resilience of areas, communities and authorities. FRAMES is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014-2020.

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. In the FRAMES Wiki you can find more elaborate information and results of this project.

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 helping hands study: Multilayer safety is more promising than expected

26 August 2020

Multilayer safety in the Alblasserwaard and the Vijfheerenlanden area is more promising than expected.

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FRAMES Infographic available

16 June 2020

For further dissemination we created an infographic summing up in laymen terms what FRAMES is all about.

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FRAMES Policy Recommendations out now

02 April 2020

All partners from all five countries have worked together to formulate the lessons learnt from the FRAMES project. From these lessons learnt they con…

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CANCELLED: FRAMES End Conference 2 April 2020

16 March 2020

Unfortunately the FRAMES End Conference is canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis and the extensive measures taken by the Dutch government to slow this…

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End Conference Wesermarsch successful

17 December 2019

On the 27th of November the final conference of the German pilot area Wesermarsch has taken place. More than 60 people attended the conference inc…

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