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From June 6th to 7th, the CERIS event brought together experts and stakeholders to discuss the crucial topic of Disaster-Resilient Societies for Europe, in Brussels. 

The event highlighted existing and emerging networking initiatives from international to local levels, aiming to bolster Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) policies. Participants explored synergies between DRR research and capacity-building projects, as well as enhancing access to knowledge in societal resilience, technologies for first and second responders, and strategies for coping with extreme climate/weather events, geohazards, and CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) threats, with a particular focus on medical emergencies.

The event featured more than 40 speakers across various panels, including policy-makers, scientists, practitioners, SMEs, and civil society organisations. Over 25 EU research and capacity-building projects were represented, making it a significant gathering for advancing disaster resilience initiatives.

Among the notable projects represented at the event was RESILIAGE. The project’s coordinator, Rosa Tamborrino from Politecnico di Torino, was a panellist at the event. Her participation underscored the collaborative efforts being made to enhance disaster preparedness and response across Europe.

Presentation by Rosa Tamborrino, Coordinator of RESILIAGE

The event provided a platform for sharing insights, fostering collaborations, and driving forward the agenda of creating a safer, more resilient Europe. The exchange of knowledge and experiences among the diverse group of attendees highlighted the importance of integrated approaches and innovative solutions in building disaster-resilient communities.

UNESCO and Escola Nacional de Bombeiros were also present at the event representing RESILIAGE.

It was a fantastic event and a pleasure to be featured in!

Together we can build a more resilient community!