mecom is practice partner in the MIRKKOMM project, coordinated by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

How do people want to be informed by public authorities and the media in times of crisis? How well are they reached by messages from health care institutions? And how can communication become more comprehensible, effective and credible?

These are the topical questions the MIRKKOMM research project deals with. The project is coordinated by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

MIRKKOMM thus addresses the optimisation of risk and crisis communication by governments, agencies, and health care organisations. We are very pleased that mecom was chosen to support the MIRKKOMM project as a practice partner.

Apart from the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, five other institutions are involved: the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), the Technische Universität Ilmenau, the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences, the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) and mecom. The project is also supported by many associated partners such as the Robert Koch Institut (RKI), the German Federal Ministry of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH and the Advisory Board.

Within the framework of MIRKKOMM, mecom’s team works in subproject 6, the creation of a study analysing the usability and further processing of alerts, recommended actions and instructions along the alerting process.