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Annual Scientific Seminar of the Knowledge Center for Disaster Risk Management at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission

22 April 2018

Annual Scientific Seminar of the Knowledge Center for Disaster Risk Management at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission

The seminar aims to bring together about 120 experts from different disaster management disciplines, early detection, forecasting, warning and risk assessment of natural and man-made disasters, both in the field of civil protection and humanitarian aid. The target audience includes scientists, practitioners and policy makers at national, regional and international level as well as first-level representatives and private sector representatives. "

The Center for National Security and Defense Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Center for Knowledge Management for Disaster Risk Management at the Joint Research Center of the EC organize a third international scientific seminar. The two-day forum will start on April 26, at 9:00 am, in the Big Hall of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, as well as in the conference hall of the National Archaeological Institute with a Museum (NAIM-BAS).

The scientific seminar is included in the calendar of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU and is carried out with the assistance of the Ministry of Interior. The aim of the seminar is to bring together scientists from the field of disaster risk management, practitioners and policy makers to exchange knowledge and experience and to discuss ways to strengthen disaster risk management at local, national and European level. More than 120 participants from all European countries, USA, Japan and others are expected.

The main purpose of the workshop is to: Communicate the progress made by DRMKC since its launch in September 2015 to collect initial data on the upcoming DRMKC Action Plan 2019-2020 to clarify policy and science challenges in reducing risk from including the assessment of DRM capabilities and Sendai's monitoring framework to make concrete conclusions to be included in the upcoming global platform (Switzerland, May 2019)

The seminar will be held on 26 and 27 April 2018. The main organizer of the event is the Center for National Security and Defense Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

More about the event can be found here: https://eu2018bg.bg/bg/events/1957