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EUMA Workshop at UNIVIE, Austria 3-4 July 2024

By project EUMA staff

The second out of six Specialised Workshops for 20-25 participants will take place at the beginning of July at the University of Vienna.

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Vienna, Austria
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Registration instructions

Please fill out the registration form and add an updated CV by June, 9th 2024 latest. 




Civil protection systems in Europe are grappling with an increasing number of complex disasters and crises. In recent decades, this situation has been exacerbated by environmental degradation, climate change, demographic shifts, and geopolitical changes. The availability of highly qualified human resources is crucial for anticipating, preparing, managing, and recovering from these events. This underscores the need to establish an innovative, high-level, and tailor-made postgraduate Master’s programme on disaster risk and crisis management.

The EUMA project (Creating a EUropean Higher Education Network for MAster’s Programmes in Disaster Risk Management) has received funding from DG ECHO (European Commission) to address this gap. Managed by a consortium of seven universities and coordinated by the University of Vienna, EUMA aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of individual staff members of civil protection authorities and disaster managers in the non-profit and private sectors. To achieve this goal, various practical activities, including a series of workshops, will be organized. Additional information on the project can be found here.

The second out of six specialised workshops within the project is scheduled for 3 and 4 July 2024 at the University of Vienna, Austria. It will focus on the Natural Hazards and Risks within Disaster Risk Management. Distinguished experts will lead group discussions on the main topics. The outcomes of these discussions will be incorporated into a final report, influencing the curriculum of a new Master’s programme on disaster risk and crisis management.

The workshop is open to a maximum of 20/25 participants, with some positions reserved for members of partner institutions. The remaining participants will be selected through this competitive call for participation. Practitioners and researchers in disaster management and related fields are the primary target audience. All participants will be present in Vienna, while the keynotes and presentations will be broadcasted for those who can not participate in Vienna. A light lunch and coffee breaks will be provided during the one-and-a-half days of the workshop. Additionally a social dinner on 3 July will be organised.

Interested candidates are invited to register on the registration platform (including their updated CVs) by 9 June 2024. Selected applicants will be informed on a rolling basis.

The draft agenda of the event is attached.



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