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MODEX 2020 preliminary meeting
MODEX 2020 preliminary meeting
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The Module Exercises (MODEX) are financed by the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) and are part of an exercises series within the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. More info here

IZEW colloquium
IZEW colloquium
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In the IZEW Research Colloquium, projects and topics from the field of Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities were discussed, both from the IZEW and from other institutions within and outside the University of Tübingen.

Civil Security in Horizon Europe: Quo vadis?
Civil Security in Horizon Europe: Quo vadis?
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The 8th workshop on the European Security Research Programme with a focus on civil security in Horizon Europe

World Tsunami Awareness Day – How better infrastructure and preparedness saves lives
World Tsunami Awareness Day – How better infrastructure and preparedness saves lives
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In a global scale, many megacities are located along with the coastal areas with high seismic potential and a great number of people migrate to those metropolitan centres for economic purposes. As migration is increasing, the demand for resilient infrastructure is considered as a great necessity and priority. According to recent numbers, over 700 million people live in low-lying coastal areas and small island developing states exposed to extreme sea-level events including tsunamis.

Security Research Event 2019
Security Research Event 2019
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The Security Research Event is the annual meeting where industry, governments and knowledge institutions come together to discuss the state of play and current challenges for security research in Europe, and where EU funded security-related projects are on show.

BuildERS and the Sustainable Development Goals
BuildERS and the Sustainable Development Goals
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The BuildERS project aims to decrease inequality by strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities to disasters. The project will explore and asses the critical techno-social and cultural factors which make communities, agglomerations, regions and countries particularly vulnerable or capable to withstand an array of natural and man-made hazards.

Translating global strategies to local actions with communities to join climate action and contribute to resilience for all
Translating global strategies to local actions with communities to join climate action and contribute to resilience for all
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Climate change is upon us, its effects getting more visible with each passing year, emerging threats causing unprecedented damage to ecosystems, livelihoods, infrastructure and economies. But there is a growing recognition that affordable and scalable solutions are needed and available to enable us to build cleaner, more sustainable economies and resilient communities.

EISA's Pan-European Conference
EISA's Pan-European Conference
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The Creation of Vulnerability: Knowledge Production in Disaster Risk Reduction. More info here 

EISA Early Career Researcher workshop
EISA Early Career Researcher workshop
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Power hierarchies from below - Access Limitations at the Subaltern Level of Security
Nature-based Solutions
Nature-based Solutions
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Read more about how Nature-based Solutions (NbS) enhance climate resilience.
6th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019)
6th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019)
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Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies
Resilience – the key to overcome natural disasters
Resilience – the key to overcome natural disasters
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Natural disasters can strike anywhere at any time risking people’s livelihoods and threatening growth, development and poverty reduction, especially in the most undeveloped regions. Preparedness and affective planning are needed in order to eliminate the impacts of a natural disaster. Warning systems, safe buildings and well-established aid service can contribute to come through an extreme natural event and recover as quickly as possible from its consequences.