The Civil Protection Forum – Towards a more resilient society aims to explore the concept of resilience, which is new to civil protection. Climate change is likely to increase the frequency and impact of disasters, and Europe has to be prepared for this challenge. The Forum will start a debate on a comprehensive European disaster management strategy to enhance resilience.
The Civil Protection Forum will bring together around 500 delegates, speakers and exhibitors from politics, academia, the civil protection services and international organisations. Participants come to network, learn about new technologies used in civil protection, hear from international partners, debate lessons learned from past emergencies, discuss the future of European civil protection and much more.
25-26 November
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/civil/forum2009/index.htm