Meeting 2019

4th Annual Scientific Seminar - acting today, protecting tomorrow

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17-18 October 2019, Bucharest, Romania

The DRMKC aims at enhancing the EU and the Member States’ resilience to disasters through the joint work of practitioners, scientists, policy-makers and other relevant stakeholders. This is achieved through strengthening partnerships, developing collective knowledge about risk assessment and risk management while supporting the identification and adoption of innovative approaches.

The DRMKC Annual Seminar is the occasion in which the different actors engaged in Disaster Risk Management are invited to sit at the same table to exchange views, identify emerging challenges and to define all together the way forward to effectively approach the changing landscape of risks to be faced.

The 4th Annual Seminar will be co-organised by the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU) and will be hosted in Bucharest, Romania, on 17th and 18th of October 2019. It is foreseen the organisation of one back-to-back session on the morning of the 16th of October entirely focused on the development of web-platforms to facilitate Risk Management tasks such as the DRMKC Risk Data Hub and the GRRASP (Geospatial Risk and Resilience Assessment Platform). This session will be followed by an ice-breaker exhibition.

Considering the international progress and actions taken at Global, European and National level, it is time to review how the common challenges have been addressed by different communities working to reduce disaster risk. The goal of next year's edition is to discuss about how to develop Integrated Disaster Risk Management: capitalising on existing research results and from synergies across policies. The proposed sub-title is Acting today, protecting tomorrow, to emphasise the need to react now to prevent and mitigate the impacts of future events.

More effective and efficient DRM actions will result from the establishment of a sound link across policies. Their natural linkage point resides in their common need to relay on science-based evidences. In order to strengthen the links across Disaster Risk Reduction and Risk Management policies we need to smooth the path for scientific key findings and experiences from the field to be exploited in disaster risk management related policies and in its implementation. During the event, the emphasis would be on discussing how different sectors could contribute to an integrated Disaster Risk Management by providing new perspectives and solutions to prevent and get prepared for disaster risk.

The seminar will bring together scientific groups, policy makers and practitioners from DRR and CCA communities engaged at all levels of governance, from local level to international, as well as other stakeholders involved in any of the different phases of DRM.

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