Flood Resilient Areas by multi-layEr Safety

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 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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FRAMES explained in short movie

25 November 2019

To be able to explain in short what FRAMES is all about we produced a stop motion movie which explains Multy Layer Safety and the FRAMES project. Of …

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2 April 2020 End Conference FRAMES!

25 November 2019

We are delighted to announce the date of the : 2 April 2020 will be the day that we will share the FRAMES results with all peo…

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