EU Science Hub

Building a resilient Europe in a globalised world

Sep 30 2015
Oct 31 2015

Resilience determines the capacity to successfully deal with difficult events and to adapt and overcome adversity, and in a changing world creates stability, which in turn promotes job creation, economic growth and environmental sustainability.

Science plays a key role in this continuous process of building a resilient, stable, competitive and prosperous Europe.

The JRC, together with European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), organises its annual conference bringing together experts, representatives from European institutions and Member States authorities, stakeholders from industry as well as academia addressing a broad audience.

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Opening session

Marc Hansen, Secretary of State, Higher Education and Research, Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Government of Luxembourg
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Setting the scene - introduction to the key resilience topics/challenges

Anders Wijkman, Co-President, Club of Rome
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Adam Bouloukos, Director, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Disaster risk reduction: the post-2015 agenda
Chart of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Klaus P. Regling, Managing Director, European Stability Mechanism
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Enrico Giovannini, University of Roma ‘Tor Vergata’, former Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policies, Visiting Fellow at European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission
Fostering resilience: why is it so important

Science creating resilience

Stephan Lechner, Director, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, JRC, European Commission
Science creating resilience: understanding complexity

Kurt Vandenberghe, Director, Climate Action and Resource Efficiency, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission
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Howard Harary, Director, Engineering Laboratory, US National Institute of Standards and Technology
The science of disaster resilience

Marianne Fay, World Bank Group Chief Economist, Sustainable Development Practice Group
Science creating reslience: making good decisions under uncertainty

Launch of the Knowledge Centre for Disaster Risk Management
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Resilient supplies: energy, food and water security

Xavier Palau Rigol, Program Director, Oxfam Intermón
Building a resilient Europe in a globalised world

Giovanni Bidoglio, Head of Water Resources, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, JRC, European Commission
Building a water resilient society or the fear of going dry

Resilience to disasters: flexibility and ability to adapt existing plans

Claire Craig, Director, United Kingdom Government Office for Science
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Gordon McBean, President, International Council for Science
Resilience to disasters: flexibility - adaptation

Resilient Europe – tackling the financial crisis

Francesca Campolongo, Head of Financial and Economic Analysis, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, JRC, European Commission
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Simone Manganelli, Head of the Financial Research Division, European Central Bank
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Lucio Vinhas de Souza, European Political Strategy Centre
Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union


Morning session (until 4.28)

Resilient supplies: energy food and water security

Resilience to disasters: flexibility and ability to adapt existing plans

Resilient Europe - Tackling the financial crsis (from 5.27 - 6.32)

Plenary session: Building a resilient European economy and society: where to go from here (from 6.56 - 8.49)