The Süddeutsche Zeitung reports in its todays paper (Haltung in der Krise, SZ, 15th of May 2013, no. 115) findings of the EU-funded Opti-Alert project (www.opti-alert.eu) that deals with questions of crisis communication and alerting. In the work package led by the sine-Institut Munich differences in risk perception, crisis knowledge, coping strategies and information behaviour and expectations of seven countries are addressed. Included in the comparative study were Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden.
The newspaper’s report is complemented by an interview conducted with the authors of the study, Kerstin Dressel and Patricia Pfeil.