11th - 12th October 2016, Ispra, Italy
JRC is organizing the 7th European Crisis Management Laboratory (ECML) workshop on Social Media for Crisis Management in order to discuss opportunities and challenges in relation to the use of social media in Crisis Management.
In the last decade, social media tools (e.g. social networks) have changed the landscape of personal interactions and - to some extent - the relation between citizens and Institutions. Recently some organizations have attempted to use Social Media also in the field of crisis management, from preparedness to disaster response. While people affected by natural disasters seek and share information through SNS (social networking websites), increasingly governments and response agencies could rely on social media to get first-hand information and, inter alia, coordinate relief efforts, as shown in 2010 during the Haiti earthquake or in the case of the Haiyan Tropical Cyclone in Philippines of 2013 .
The aim of this workshop is to invite tool providers and end users (e.g. Civil Protection, First Responders, Coordinating Institutions, Early Warning Authorities) to explore the present and the future of technologies in this field.
The number of participants is limited to 35. Participation is free of charge. Lunches, coffee breaks and social dinner are courtesy of JRC. Registration is mandatory for preparing entry permits to the JRC site.