Concepts and Definitions

Definition of Critical infrastructures (National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure Protection, BMI 2009)
Critical infrastructures (CI) are organizational and physical structures and facilities of such vital importance to a nation’s society and economy that their failure or degradation would result in sustained supply shortages, signifi-
cant disruption of public safety and security, or other dramatic consequences.

Definition of Resilience (UNISDR)
The ability of a system, community or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner, through the preservation and restoration of its essential basic structures and functions.



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Objectives of the project


BMI – Bundesministerium des Innern (2014): National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure Protection. Berlin.

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction: Terminology. Resilience. Online verfügbar unter, zuletzt geprüft am 14.10.2016.