The COntribution of Social Media In Crisis Management (COSMIC ), funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, Grant agreement no: 312737) has now been completed.
The conclusion to our project comes with a set of guidelines for use of new media in emergencies. The guidelines adopt “AID” principles to use of media technologies:
- Acknowledging the fact that civil society can be trusted;
- Increasing the ability of civil society to take responsibility for further guarding its own well-being;
- Developing the capacities of public authorities for adapting to social media use by civil society.
Using these principles the guidelines provide a set of tools as well as “Tips and Tricks” for utilisation of new media by members of the public authorities, volunteer organisations, and citizens.