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Disaster Risk Management Training online series 2022

In cooperation with Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) and CONRIS network

CONRIS network


Working with the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) and the Cooperation Network of Risk, Safety and Security studies (CONRIS), Disaster and Emergency Management course at Coventry University will host a series of 6 online training seminars between September and November 2022 to provide students interested in disaster risk management with international, state of the art, evidence based knowledge about disaster risk management which should contribute to the quality of disaster risk management practices.


The training is embedded as part of the year 2 module ‘Risk’ at Coventry University. The series of seminars will reflect on current application of risk assessment and explore the possibilities for understanding the complexity of the multiple hazard risks and their interventions. Speakers from JRC, DG ECHO, and CONRIS network universities are invited to share their knowledge and experience. The use of collaborative online international learning (COIL) model aims to facilitate the teaching and learning activities and discussion between academic (teachers, students), professionals and communities. The seminar sessions will provide students the opportunity to consider a variety of disaster risk management tools and strategies, from not only European perspectives but further reaching out to global context. The initiatives of solutions to risks of modern life can be seen as part of global citizenship development for students.

To obtain further detailed knowledge about disaster risk management, we have adapted two publications from the DRMKC. Four themes are identified for the series, including mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery; each theme will be covered by means of scientific knowledge, a supporting case study and an exercise (drill). The goals are to: (1) provide understanding of disaster risk; (2) identify solutions to potential risk using a student-centred approach.

  • Poljanšek, K., Marín Ferrer, M., De Groeve, T., Clark, I. (Eds.), 2017. Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less. EUR 28034 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, ISBN 978-92-79-60679-3, doi:10.2788/842809, JRC102482.
  • Casajus Valles, A., Marin Ferrer, M., Poljanšek, K., Clark, I. (eds.), ‘Executive summary of the report Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow’, EUR 30183 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2020, ISBN 978-92-76-27150-5, doi:10.2760/919253, JRC114026.


Detail programmes are listed in the table below. We welcome students from CONRIS partner universities to participate in the seminars. Staff involved in risk management and civil protection are welcome to join. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance if they have joined at least 4 seminars.

The recapped lecture notes can be found on the DRMKC learning corner website: https://drmkc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/knowledge/learning-corner

Contact and registration

To register to the event, please use this link:  https://www.eventsforce.net/drmonlinetraining2022

Any inquiries please contact decm@coventry.ac.uk

Detailed programme

  Date Time (CET) Themes (proposed) Speakers Organization Download
1 28 Sep 2022 10.00-12.00 Organisational resilience: how can we build it? Maria Sydnes UIT, Norway Presentation 
2 05 Oct 2022 10.00-12.00 Methodologies for risk assessment/impact assessment in the Risk Data Hub Tiberiu Antofie,
Andrea Salvi
3 12 Oct 2022 10.00-12.00 Current methods of assessing multiple hazard risks Alois Tilloy JRC Presentation 
4 02 Nov 2022 11.00-13.00 How we assess industrial and environmental risks and how we determine risks for people living near activities with hazardous materials in the Netherlands Jeroen Neuvel Saxion, Netherlands Presentation 
5 09 Nov 2022 11.00-13.00 DRMKC lecture: EU DRM framework from CP/operational perspective Marzia Santini ,
Ainara Casajus

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6 16 Nov 2022 11.00-13.00 Societal security in Norway
The changing nature of crises and disaster
Claudia Morsut,
Reidar Staupe-Delgado
UIS, Norway
UIT, Norway

7 23 Nov 2022 11.00-13.00 Coastal risks - assessment methodology based on the vulnerability index. Application to case studies in Portugal Ana Paula Oliveira ISEC, Portugal Presentation