Work Package 7 aims to build a European (and European Overseas Territories) capability and capacity to plan for and respond to volcanic unrest and eruption. This WP includes a workshop attended by Vos and VRIs involved in hazard assessment as well as local and international Civil Protection agencies. Amongst goals is the development of new methods to facilitate sharing and promotion of good practices in communication of hazard, including communication between scientists and authorities on topics of scenarios, probabilistic vs. deterministic methods and uncertainty as well as to lay the ground work for establishing a Scientific Advisory Board and a back-up team of scientific experts in volcanology and volcanic hazard in Europe (and elsewhere) with available reserves of equipment that could be deployed on under-monitored volcanoes in times of crisis