Concept and definitions

CI-Definition (CIP Strategy, 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, significant disruption of public safety and security, or other dramatic consequences.

Resilience-Definition (UNISDR)

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


Backward/Forward to:






Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) (2014): National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP Strategy). Berlin.

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