The EU has developed guidelines for risk assessment and risk management capability planning. The transformation of EU guidelines to local practice can be difficult. Therefore it is important to offer help for the implementation of risk assessment and risk management methodologies and policies – not only on national, but also on regional and local level. The CRISMAS project is aimed at helping local and regional governments across Europe to work on disaster risk management. The project has a close cooperation and knowledge and experience sharing of the direct project partners, but also tries to involve the wider EU community of public experts on this subject.