Programme

19. September 2017


07:30 Opening of the Exhibition / Registration / Welcome Coffee

08:30 Welcome to the Congress, Rainer Schwierczinski, President, THW-Landeshelfervereinigung NRW e.V., Moderator of the event, Christoph Flury, Deputy Director, Federal office for Civil Protection BABS, Switzerland, President of the Congress 2017 and R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Behörden Spiegel

08:35 Introduction in the topic, Hermann Schreck, Vice President, German Fire Service Association (DFV) and Albrecht Broemme, President, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)

08:45 Opening Speech, Torsten Akmann, State Secretary of the Interior in the Senate of the Interior and Sports Berlin

09:15 Speech, Christos Stylianides*, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), European Commission

09:45 Speech, Council of State Norman Gobbi, President of the Government Conference of Military, Civil Protection and Fire Brigade (RK MZF), Switzerland

10:15 Coffee Break

11:00 Panels A1-A5

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Initiating spontaneous volunteerism with social media, Laurits Rauer Nielsen, Lecturer Emergency and Risk Management, Department of Technology, Faculty of Health and Technology Metropolitan University College Copenhagen

13:50 Concepts of CBRN-Damage Situations, Olivier Luyckx*, Head of Unit Security, Nuclear Safety, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), European Commission

14:10 Heat – underestimated health risk: new evidence and old problems, Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Hutter, Institute for Environmental Hygiene, Medical University Vienna

14:30 Coffee Break

15:30 Panels B1-B4

17:00 Coffee Break

17:30 Debate: Procedure for catastrophic large-scale damage [Terroristic situations, civil reactions, situation and leader decisions]

Moderator: Wilfried Gräfling, Head of the Fire Bridage Berlin

  • Albrecht Broemme, President, Federal Agency fort Technical Relief (THW)
  • Jean-Paul Monet*, District Chief, BDRFD, Marseille
  • Major General Erwin Stramez MA, Deputy Director of the Special Operations Command Cobra/Directorate for Special Units (DSE), Austria

18:45 European Award of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

19:00 Buffet and Networking

 

20. September 2017


08:00 Opening of the Exhibition / Registration / Welcome Coffee

08:30 Programme continues

08:40 Civil security research, Dr Christine Thomas, Head of the Subdivision Innovations in serving society, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

09:00 Science for Disaster Risk Management: an EU perspective, Tom De Groeve, Head of Unit Global Security and Crisis Management, Joint Research Centre Institute for the Protection on Citizen (JRC-IPSC) European Commission

09:20 NN, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz

09:40 Protection of cultural property in crisis situations, Head of the Protection of Cultural Property, Federal Office for Civil Protection BABS, Switzerland

10:00 Hanno-Peter-Award, awarded by Prof. Dr. med. Leo Latasch, President, German Society of Disaster Medicine (DGKM) e.V.

10:15 Coffee Break

10:30 Panels C1-C4

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Panels D1-D4

14:30 Coffee Break

15:00 Black Out in Prag, Ing. Miroslav Pfeiler, Specialist of Crisis Managament Department, City of Prague

15:20 Debate: Resilience Concepts [Federal vs. individual Provision, medications, food, protection areas]

Moderator: R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Behörden Spiegel
Introduction: Christoph Flury, Deputy Director, Federal office for Civil Protection BABS, Switzerland

  • Sören Schmidt*, Department of Civil Protection , Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, EU and NATO Affairs, Federal Ministry of the Interior
  • MMag. Robert Stocker, Head of Crisis and Disaster Protection Management, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Federal Republic of Austria
  • Klaus Zuch, Head of Department Public Security and Order, Senate Department of the Interior and Sport, Berlin

16:35 Summary, Perspective and Farewell, Christoph Flury, Deputy Director, Federal office for Civil Protection BABS, Switzerland, Congress President 2017

16:45 End of the 13th European Congress on Disaster Management

Moderation of the event: Rainer Schwierczinski, President, THW-Landeshelfervereinigung NRW e.V.

* = Speaker requested