MYRIAD-EU – Multi-hazard and sYstemic framework for enhancing Risk-Informed mAnagement and Decision-making in the E.U.

MYRIAD-EU’s vision is to catalyse the paradigm shift required to move towards a multi-risk, multi-sector, systemic approach to risk management.

48 months from 01/09/2021 to 31/08/2025
Funded by
  • European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Coordinating organization
  • VUA - Stichting Vu-Vumc

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager

General objectives

The project’s aim is that by the end of MYRIAD-EU policy-makers, decision-makers, and practitioners can develop forward-looking disaster risk management pathways that assess trade-offs and synergies across sectors, hazards, and scales. The project will co-develop the first harmonised framework for multi-hazard, multi-sector, systemic risk management. It provides a set of practical guidelines for carrying out a multi-risk assessment, formalised in guidance protocols. It will develop a web-based dashboard for navigating the framework, which gives access to state-of-the-art products and services of MYRIAD-EU and links to key resources from external projects.

Central to MYRIAD-EU is a laboratory of systemic multi-hazard risk assessment and management. Within this laboratory, the project co-develops the framework, and products and services to operationalise the framework, with stakeholders in five multiscale Pilots: North Sea, Canary Islands, Scandinavia, Danube, Veneto. Each Pilot focuses on (interlinkages between) three of the following six sectors: infrastructure & transport, food & agriculture, ecosystems & forestry, energy, finance, tourism. For each Pilot, the project examines multi-hazard risk within the region, as well as indirect, cross-sectoral, and interregional risks throughout the EU.

CMCC role

CMCC leads the WP3 on ‘Multi-hazard, multi-sector and multiscale Pilots’, which forms the heart of the MYRIAD-EU laboratory, in which the project implements, co-evaluates, and refine the overall framework (WP2) and the innovative methodological developments produced by the WPs of the Thematic Track (WP4-6); and support sustainable decision-making across spatial and temporal scales, to identify cross-sectoral risk management solutions and regional forward-looking DRM pathways. CMCC is also involved on WPs 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8.


The project activities are divided into 8 interrelated Work packages:

  • WP1- Diagnosis
  • WP2 – Framework and synthesis
  • WP3 – Multi-hazard, multi-sector and multiscale Pilots
  • WP4 – Dynamic feedbacks between risk drivers
  • WP5 – Multi-risk scenarios
  • WP6 – Risk-informed decision-making
  • WP7 – Communication, dissemination, exploitation
  • WP8 – Management and Coordination

Expected results

MYRIAD-EU is designed to maximise impact. Our laboratory ensures that designing solutions to real-world challenges is central and that stakeholder co-development occurs throughout the project. To ensure that we reach key stakeholders, our consortium includes a Sectoral Representative for each of our key sectors – a leading institute from practice with an excellent network. MYRIAD-EU sets itself apart from other projects by addressing multi-hazard risk management through the lens of forward-looking sustainability challenges cutting across sectors, regions, and hazards.


  • United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI BGS), United Kingdom
  • Stichting Deltares (Deltares), Netherlands
  • Risklayer GMBH (Risklayer), Germany
  • Internationales Institut fuer Angewandte Systemanalyse (IIASA), Austria
  • Arctik SRL (Arctik), Belgium
  • Cicero Senter for Klimaforskning (CICERO), Norway
  • Universidad de la Laguna (ULL), Spain
  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften EV (MPG), Germany
  • Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti (ASE), Romania
  • Forum des Laboratoires Nationaux Europeens de Recherche Routiere Fehrlaisbl (FEHRL), Belgium
  • Wetlands International – European Association (WIEA), Netherlands,
  • HOTREC, Hotels, Restaurants & Cafes in Europe (HOTREC), Belgium
  • Centro de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnologicas de Extremadura (CICYTEX), Spain
  • AON UK Limited (AON), United Kingdom,
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO (TNO), Netherlands

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