SESSION 1 - Emergency management

This session will host presentations based on the following description.


After a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or explosive event, whether intentional or not, the importance of a rapid and correct response by the emergency management team is vital, to reduce the magnitude of the effects to a minimum and to save lives. The correct response in such a crisis can only be achieved by following previously defined and well-rehearsed standard operating procedures, and a prompt and correct communication flow at both the strategic and operational levels. It is equally crucial that these procedures involve a clear focus on inclusive operations, accounting for differences in life-saving measures required in response to vulnerable members of society (the disabled, children, elderly people, etc.). A well-defined command and control workflow is the best basis for good management of such an emergency, both from a civilian and military standpoint, thus highlighting the duality approach in such an event.

This session will host the work of the experts that will reflect those concepts.

Keywords: Emergency Management; Crisis Management; Disaster Management; Industrial Accidents; Command and Control of CBRNe Events; Civil Protection, Civil Defence, dual-use technologies; Inclusive Disaster Risk Management; Vulnerable Citizens