FRAMES European Union Funding

Value of EU Grant - €350,000

Name of funding programme - North Sea Region Programme 2014-2020

Start and end dates - October 2016 to January 2020

The FRAMES (Flood Resilient Areas by Multi-LayEred Safety) project assesses the impact of and build resilience to flooding and climate change across the health and social care sector in Kent. FRAMES use the multi-layered safety concept to manage future risk by:

  • improving flood prevention measures
  • developing spatial planning measures
  • building emergency preparedness and response capability
  • reducing future risk through resilient recovery.

For more information, visit the project website.

  • Province of Zuid-Holland (Netherlands)
  • Province  of Zeeland (Netherlands)
  • Rijkswaterstaat Zee en Delta (Netherlands)
  • HZ University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
  • Veiligheidsregio Zeeland (Netherlands)
  • Rivers Trust Consortium (Rivers Trust, Tees Rivers Trust, Trent Rivers Trust, National Flood Forum) (United Kingdom)
  • Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (Germany)
  • Jade Hochschule (Germany)
  • Oldenburgisch-Ostfriesischer Wasserverband (Germany)
  • Province of Oost Vlaanderen (Belgium)
  • University Gent (Belgium)
  • Danish Coastal Authority (Denmark).

  • identify vulnerabilities within health and social care infrastructure
  • assess social and financial impact of flooding
  • develop resilience measures, support tools and guidance to mitigate impact
  • test resilience measures, and share learning with partners.

  • comprehensive flood risk assessment to social care sector complete with social and financial impact analysis
  • general and tailored resilience tools and support adopted by sector
  • increased resilience in the case of flooding and other severe weather.

  • coping better with flooding
  • reduced potential cost of flooding to council and taxpayers
  • more secure service provision for vulnerable Kent residents.