The main focus in the 1st year is a DRM curriculum, organized by the Core Team, for 2 ‘DRM focal points’ of each city, to increase their knowledge about DRM, including EU, UN and national DRM policies, guidelines, programmes, methods, theories and practical approaches. The focal points will transfer this knowledge to their colleagues and local stakeholders with support of the Core Team. The development of network relations with stakeholders, as a start for a structured cooperation on DRM, is part of this process. The result will be strong, competent focal points/coordinators for DRM, able to lead the development of DRM in the cities the following years, in cooperation with their colleagues and other relevant stakeholders.
The 2nd year we will work on increased self-insight of the cities in their own situation regarding DRM capabilities and potential areas of improvement. As a start, each city will organize a self-assessment, using a tool developed by the Core Team. This will be followed by a Peer Review in each city by the focal points of the other cities and the Core Team. At the end of the project the cities will develop local strategies and roadmaps to improve their DRM further in the next years, with commitment of the local stakeholders.