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Disaster Competence Network Austria



Disaster Competence Network Austria is a cooperation platform of universities and research institutions in the field of security and disaster research.

Strategic Aims

The aim of the association is to transfer scientific insights into practice through collaborative research and education activities with stakeholders, as well as providing information to decision-makers in the event of a disaster.

Improving the coherence of security and disaster research in Austria

  • Increase the efficiency of security and disaster research by improving the networking of all stakeholders and by cooperatively creating and exploiting synergies.
  • Improving the national and international visibility of Austrian security and disaster research.
  • Sharpening and strengthening the understanding of the social relevance of security and disaster research within Austria.
  • Promotion and expansion of cooperation with other relevant research areas.

Promotion of young scientists

  • Promoting the education of young researchers, e.g., in our Young Scientists program.
  • Support for knowledge transfer between actors in security and disaster research.

Advice to policy and decision makers

  • Providing scientific advice for security and disaster research at national and international level.
  • Advisory body for the Federal Government for the management of disasters.
  • Providing expertise to national and international decision makers.

Sensitization and training of society

Support and participation in civil protection activities.