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Deliverable 4.1 Design for a Risk Communication Campaign:  Communication Campaign

Deliverable 3.1 Results of Population Survey: Population Survey Results

Deliverable 2.4 Critical Analysis of Heat Plans and Interviews: Critical Analysis of Heat Plans and Interviews

Deliverable 2.3 Key Informant Interviews: Key Informant Interviews

Deliverable 2.2 Literature Review: Literature Review

Deliverable 2.1 Compilation of EU national Heat Plans: Heat Plan Compilation


Heatwave-protective knowledge and behaviour among urban populations: a multi-country study in Tunisia, Georgia and Israel (Joris Adriaan Frank van Loenhout, Kirsten Vanderplanken, Tamari Kashibadze, Nia Giuashvili, Amiran Gamkrelidze, Maya Siman-Tov, Bruria Adini and Debarati Guha-Sapir)

Heatwave preparedness in urban Georgia: A street survey in three cities  (Joris Adriaan Frank van Loenhout, Kirsten Vanderplanken, Maria Moitinho de Almeida, Tamari Kashibadze, Nia Giuashvili, Amiran Gamkrelidze)

Governing heatwaves in Europe: comparing health policy and practices to better understand roles, responsibilities and collaboration (Kirsten Vanderplanken, Peter van den Hazel, Michael Marx, Ahmad Zia Shams, Debarati Guha‑Sapir and Joris Adriaan Frank van Loenhout)  (on heatwaves by IFRC)  (on self-preparedness)

Kick-Off Meeting Heidelberg

Presentations kick-off meeting

Background Literature

Astrom, D.O.; Forsberg, B.; Rocklov, J. Heat wave impact on morbidity and mortality in the elderly population: A review of recent studies. Maturitas

2011 , 69, 99–  105.

USEPA. 2013. United states environmental protection agency. Heat island effect. Available:

Van Loenhout, J.A.F.; Guha-Sapir, D. How resilient is the general population to heatwaves? A knowledge survey from the ENHANCE project in Brussels and

Amsterdam. BMC Res. Notes 2016, 9, 499

Cuesta, Julita Gil, et al. “General Population Knowledge about Extreme Heat: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Lisbon and Madrid.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 2, 2017, p. 122., doi:10.3390/ijerph14020122

Climate change and extreme weather events: can developing countries adapt? M.Monirul Qader Mirza, Climate policy 2003.

Van loenhout JA, Rodriguez-llanes JM, Guha-sapir D. Stakeholders’ Perception on National Heatwave Plans and Their Local Implementation in Belgium and The Netherlands. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016;13(11)

Lowe, D.; Ebi, K.L.; Forsberg, B. Heatwave early warning systems and adaptation advice to reduce human health consequences of heatwaves. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011 , 8, 4623–4648.

Mastrangelo, G.; Fedeli, U.; Visentin, C.; Milan, G.; Fadda, E.; Spolaore, P. Pattern and determinants of hospitalization during heat waves: An ecologic study. BMC Public Health 2007 , 7, 200