1st meeting of the Community of Users on Disaster Risk Management and Crisis Management. 24/11/2014


The 1st meeting of the Community of Users on Disaster Risk Management and Crisis Management took place in Brussels on 24th and 25th of November 2014. The idea behind community is that “security” as well as “safety” covers a wide range of disciplines and actors, which are not sufficiently interlinked nor in contact. While some specificities of each sectors do not necessarily require multisectorial interactions (e.g. tools specific to a given hazard), general aspects related to disaster risk management are often common to all types of (CBRN-E, natural and man-made) hazards. This first event was a start-up for regular meetings which will gather Community of Users which will pave the way for improving information sharing, interactions and transfer outputs of future research projects funded by the EU to relevant end users. Both fields, CBRN-E and Disaster Risk Management, are themselves scattered into many different disciplines and sectors and the Community will cover wide range of users: policy–makers and stakeholders, scientists, industry (including SMEs), training and operational units and general public.