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CEframe is divided into five work packages - two administrative ones and three concerning thematic work. Three months are reserved at the end of the project for finalisation activities. The progress of each WP is documented by several outputs and results.



Project management and coordination
WP1 comprises transnational project and financial management. As CEframe addresses ambitious goals, a well structured management structure is essential where responsibilities are clear. The objective of this WP is profound management of the whole project as well as of all work packages. A smooth project implementation shall be assured, regarding thematic, technical as well as time-related aspects.
By engaging a project and financial manager, the project partners are supported in all administrative matters and in (un)expected cases, when troubleshooting is necessary, so that they are occupied with organisation to the smallest possible extent and can use a maximum of time for thematic work. During the whole project implementation, recent thematic developments will be observed on national and international level, to be able to stick to the detailed project conception.

Communication, knowledge management and dissemination
All measures linked to public information and awareness raising are most effective if they involve participation at all levels, local community and regional level, national government and international (EU) level. The objective of WP2 is to disseminate and exploit the results of CEframe. The deliverables of WP2 are designed in order to have a positive impact on the target groups during and also beyond project duration. Mutual partner understanding will be facilitated by a multilingual thesaurus.

Documentation of current flood protection
The main objective is to build the ground for the project's tasks and thus to collect and document the status quo of flood protection and current concepts of flood management.
Information about hydraulic infrastructure and monitoring objects from current databases and other relevant national documentation will be obtained about flood protection facilities, historical flood events, morphological, geological and hydraulic conditions, and retention areas. An inventory of construction principles, available design principles concerning the selected area, scenarios and their international comparison and discussion will result in a preparation of recommendations for harmonized design principles including failure. The partners will profit from a multilaterally agreed hydrologic and hydraulic planning- and decision fundament regarding the construction and operation of flood protection facilities and future flood protection management. The consolidated documentation of existing hydro-engineering infrastructure and construction principles will form the basis for river basin-wide harmonised flood protection measures.

Potential damages and risk
Basing on the comprehensive inventory about current state of flood protection in WP3, the objective of WP4 is an adjusted, consolidated documentation of current state of risk for the whole project area. 
The first step towards assessment of damage potential is made by documenting the actual flood damages, execution of actual damage curves and including vulnerability characteristics.
National methodologies for estimation of damage potential will be compared and joint assessment of damage potential will be done by using land use maps and by establishing damage functions in the project area (e.g. direct and indirect, tangible and intangible damages, population affected).
The results of WP4 are a transnational method for prognosis of future flood damage as a basis for target-oriented management measures. The flood risk map is building up on a common methodology, and thus it is a multilaterally comparable and adjustable fundament for the elaboration of the main core output of WP5, the joint flood action plan.

Flood management strategies
The objective of WP5 is the production of an action plan, which shows the best way for future integrated handling of flood risk - on the basis of all identified useful measures and under consideration of the current conditions and the joint objectives.
Therefore the partners start with a harmonised documentation of structural and non structural measures (concerning prevention, catastrophe management and reconstruction in the flood risk management cycle) in the project area, as a basis for selection of and working with best practice solutions. Then common goals for flood protection management are formulated. Taking the inventory information, risk and damage potential assessment from the work packages WP3 and WP4, a best international solution and a measure pack for improving flood protection in the project area will be identified under consideration of potential negative consequences. All items are consolidated in a transnational flood action plan. The transnational flood action plan will be an issue in the charter of flood protection, which will be signed by representatives of all project countries at the international best-practice workshop near the end of the project.
Concepts for institutional integration in the national and regional legislative setting and stakeholder involvement shall ensure the consideration of adjusted flooding scenarios and of international conditions in spatial planning.