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Deep Blue – Guidelines for effective social media messages in crisis and disaster management

This standardization initiative aims to develop a document that will provide a set of recommendations for the content, design and formulation of social media early warnings in crisis and disaster management towards the public.

This document is applicable to all actors in crisis and disaster management that seek to disseminate warnings, call-to-actions or information to the general public by the use of social media. The planned Workshop does not apply to the communication and exchange of information between organisations involved in the emergency management (e.g., first responders, public authorities, municipalities, etc.) and it does not pre-define early warning messages or provide a readily done design for such messages.

The kick-off meeting will be held on Monday, 21 March 2022, from 09.30-11.30 as a web meeting. Requests to participate in the Workshop and/or comments on the project plan are to be submitted by 17 March 2022 to You are kindly requested to use the commenting form below.

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1 Applications for participating in the Workshop and comments on the project plan that are not received by the deadline do not need to be taken into consideration. Once constituted, the Workshop will decide whether or not to consider the comments received in good time.