The safety innovation center held two LINKS Community workshops on the 8th of April 2022. The guiding theme “the use of social media during a heat wave in the city Paderborn” was discussed together with members of the German Society for the Promotion of Social Media and Technologies in Civil Protection (DGSMTech) as well as with the fire brigade, the city and district of Paderborn. In the first workshop the participants developed and discussed key elements of a social media strategy in order to prepare for the upcoming scenario of a heat wave. In the second workshop the focus was on requirements for a social media and crowdsourcing technology to support the work of disaster management organisations.
The results are promising and provide interesting insights for the next phase of LINKS.