The Congress

The European Congress on Disaster Management is an international conference of experts which keeps the different decision-makers and players in the field of disaster control inform of the latest developments. The Congress promotes an active dialogue among authorities, universities and experts in the area of disaster control and civil protection. Every year, this conference is a meeting place for 800 to 1,000 participants from more than 40 nations. Together they reflect political developments, deepen cooperation and create networks.

Among the active partners of the last years there have been the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), the United Nations (UN), the Fire Brigades, the Red Cross, the Arbeiter-Samariter Bund and others. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as well as the European Commission have also supported the Congress.

This event allows various actors of civil protection to exchange ideas, to strengthen their contacts and to discuss future challenges. The European Congress on Disaster Management is an integrated part in the calendars of decision makers from home and abroad.