3rd Annual Seminar of the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre  

26-27 April 2018, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia


The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre is glad to announce that the registration to the DRMKC 3rd Annual Scientific Seminar is now open. To register to the event, please, follow the link hereunder:


The seminar will be co-organized by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Bulgarian Minister of Interiorand the European Commission DRMKC. The event has been included in the agenda of the Bulgarian Presidency Events ( https://eu2018bg.bg/en/events/1637)

The seminar will be held at the Head Quarters of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and 2 of the parallel sessions will be organized at the National Archaeological Museum in Sofia, from 26th to 27th of April 2018.

Please, consult the enclosed draft agenda for additional details.

The seminar will

  • cover the progress made by the DRMKC since its launch in September 2015
  • gather early input to the upcoming 2019-2020 DRMKC Action Plan
  • address challenges for policy and science in Disaster Risk Reduction, including DRM capabilities assessment and Sendai monitoring framework
  • draw concrete conclusions to feed into the upcoming Global Platform (Switzerland, May 2019)

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, in both fields of civil protection and humanitarian aid. The target audience includes scientists, practitioners and policy-makers at national, regional and international levels, as well as first responders, and private sector representatives.

Parallel sessions:

During the registration process you will be asked to register to the parallel session that you would like to attend.

  • Thursday 26th of April
    3A Science-Policy Interface - Education 4 DRM
    3B Policy 4 Resilience
  • Friday 27th of April
    4A Advancing Innovation 4 First Responders
    4B Data 4 Resilience


An email notifying if your participation to the event has been approved will be sent shortly after the deadline for registration.
We would like to remind you that participation to the event will be self-paid and that no travel or accommodation costs will be reimbursed.
The confirmation of your participation will not imply automatic reservation of the hotel. The booking must be done by the participant by directly contacting the selected hotel.
You will find enclosed a list of hotels that are located near to the Metro stations for your convenience

Social event on 26th April:

A Buffet dinner will be organized at the main Hall of the national Archaeological Museum. For organizational reasons, you are kindly requested to indicate if you would like to participate to this social event during the registration procedure.

Looking forward to meeting you in Sofia!


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