General

To promote a meaningful dialogue between Science, Operational and Civil Society, through the transfer of knowledge, aiming at reducing risks and promoting actions / attitudes / values / principles with a view to improving society’s resilience towards risk events, today and in the future.

Specific

  • To discuss the contribution of science and technology to improving the understanding of processes before, during and after disasters;
  • To reflect on the terminology and concepts related to the risk sciences and their application to case studies of risk events, as well as the crisis management and mitigation of the respective impacts;
  • To explore and discuss different methods of risk analysis and the assessment of their impacts;
  • To analyse the risks associated with climate change from a temporal perspective, from the past to the future, as well as from a spatial perspective, from global to local;
  • To strengthen socio-environmental resilience by implementing the appropriate rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction processes.
  • To discuss risk communication strategies, educational dynamics and practices, and other public awareness actions, with a view to promoting active citizenship in reducing the risk of disasters.