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Disaster risk management - 3rd annual scientific seminar

Disaster risk management - 3rd annual scientific seminar
Apr 26 2018
Apr 27 2018
Sofia
(BG)

The event is an opportunity to discuss the future development of activities at the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC).

  • reinforcing the collaboration of stakeholders
  • promotion of data collection
  • analysis for policy-making and for
  • testing and exploiting new knowledge for first responders.

The seminar aims to gather around 120 inter-disciplinary experts on

  • disaster management,
  • early detection,
  • forecasting,
  • warning and risk assessment of natural and man-made disasters.

Experts include scientists, practitioners and policy-makers at national, regional and international levels, as well as first responders and practitioners on the field, and private sector representatives. 

Programme and practical information

For the programme and furhter information, please visit the DRMKC website.

Contact

Email: Montserrat Marin Ferrer (Montserrat.MARIN-FERRER@ec.europa.eu)

Background

Following the previous seminars in London and Rome, this year's edition of the seminar on disaster risk management is co-organised by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior and the European Commission's Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC). The event has been included in the agenda of the Bulgarian Presidency Events.

The DRMKC aims at enhancing the EU and the Member States resilience to disasters and their capacity to prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies through the joint work of scientific groups, policy makers, practitioners and other relevant stakeholders. The principal activities of the DRMKC are to improve the science-based services and analysis; to enhance the use and uptake of research and operational knowledge; and to advance science and technology in Disaster Risk Management (DRM).

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