The overall aim of LINKS is to strengthen societal resilience by producing sustainable advanced learning on the use of social media and crowdsourcing (SMCS) in disasters. The project is developing a LINKS Framework, encompassing learning materials (e.g. practical tools, guidelines, methods, etc.) to help better understand and govern SMCS for disasters. The project is also establishing a LINKS Community, an international network of stakeholders who directly engage with the project and have a determining role in shaping the final outputs.
The conference is open to all, and may be of particular interests to researchers, practitioners, policy makers, industry and citizens, actively working, directly impacted and/or interested in areas related to SMCS and crisis and disaster management.