No one stands alone: partnerships for community resilience

Maria Drakaki*, Gyöngyi Kovacs, Panagiotis Tzionas

*Corresponding author for this work

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Organisations included in social partnerships jointly address the gaps in their society and community. Community-based social partnerships are based on the principles of self-organisation, yet logistically, this can bring many challenges. This study therefore focuses on the logistical aspects of a community-based social partnership in Greece and the contribution of this partnership to community resilience. The role of community-based logistical activities in building community resilience has been studied. An in-depth qualitative study of a particular community-based social partnership was conducted, with interviews across all partner organisations and secondary data from publicly available documents. Logistical activities are performed mainly by the membership base of various non-governmental organisations in a manner of self-organised “collective action”. Interestingly, community resilience refers to a capacity for collective action; hence, organising logistical activities in this fashion ultimately contributes to community resilience.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalNatural Hazards
Pages (from-to)1433–1462
Publication statusPublished - 24.11.2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 512 Business and Management
  • community-based social partnership
  • community-based approach
  • logistics
  • community resilience
  • financial crisis
  • disaster management
  • local capacity

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoHP: Humanitarian and societal logistics


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