27th / 28th August 2019, bcc Berlin Congress Center

About the congress:

This international conference of experts in Berlin keeps the different decision-makers and players in the field of disaster control informed 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 was a meeting place for 500 participants from more than 40 nations in Berlin. Together they reflect political developments, deepen cooperation and create networks. The Congress will be held in English and German. This event allows the significant actors in European and International civil protection to exchange Ideas, strengthen their contact and to discuss future challenges. The European Congress on Disaster Management is an integrated part in the calendars of decision makers from home and

The congress in brief:

  • Main Program with international prominent figures from politics, administration and economy
  • High level contributions from representatives from Ministries and the European Commission
  • International platform for decision makers of civil protection and disaster management
  • Discussions with international experts
  • Accompanying exhibition of leading manufactures
  • Advisory Board of European personalities


800 up to 1.000


Participants out of 40 nations


14 panels within two days

Main programme

outlasting to two days


inside and outside

Established congress since 2005

Abstract of the main programme

27th August 2019
7:30 - 09:00 Registration

9:00 Welcome to the Congress

Christoph Flury, Deputy Director of the Federal Office of Civil Protection (BABS) Switzerland, President of the Congress 2019 & R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Behörden Spiegel

9:15 Opening Speech

Svenja Schulze*, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Federal Republic of Germany

09:45 Models for mutual civil protection assistance

Raed Arafat, State Secretary, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania

10:15 Current Developments in Research

Volker Rieke, Director-General, Directorate-General 7 Provision for the Future – Basic Research and Research for Sustainable Development, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

10:45 Effects of climate change on disaster risk management – a new role for the federal government?

Franz-Josef Hammerl, Director-General, Directorate-General KM Crisis Management and Civil Protection, German Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Community

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 Panel – Session 1

13:15 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 Panel – Session 2

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break

17:00 Outlook: how will the European climate evaluate in the future?

17:20 Debate: The adaptability of the European disaster management to the climate change

18:30 Hanno-Peter-Award

awarded by Prof Dr med Leo Latasch, President, German Society of Disaster Medicine e.V
28th August 2019
07:30 - 08:55 Registration

8.55 Preparation and Crisis Management of Urban Parades and Demonstration Marches with High Conflict Potential

Général Marc Watin-Augouard*, Centre de Recherche de L’École des Officiers de la Gendarmerie Nationale

9:25 Congress Partner

9.45 DEBATE: Protection of mass events

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11.00 Panel – Session 3

12:30 - 13:00 Lunch

13:30 Panel – Session 4

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 DEBATE: Territorial Hub – architecture for a common situation

Programme advisory council

Why a Congress on Disaster Management

The congress

The congress is an international specialist conference in Berlin, which informs the decision-makers and actors of national, European and international civil protection about the latest developments.

Every year

this conference is a meeting place for 500 participants from more than 40 nations. Together, they reflect on political developments, deepen cooperation and create networks.

The congress

promotes active dialogue between authorities, foundations, universities and experts in disaster, civil and civil defense.

Impressions 2018

Participant fee

Charge Free

Members of a parliament, embassy, ​​volunteer fire department or volunteers of a civil protection organization may attend free of charge. (A proof of membership is required and must be attached to the application).

Reduces Charge

As a member of security authorities, police, military police, customs, parliaments, Ministries, other authorities or as a student (80,- Euro plus taxes).

Standard Charge

For representatives of industries the congress fees of 498, – Euro (plus VAT) for both days or 260, – Euro (plus VAT) for one day.

Questions or suggestions?

Contact us:

+ 49 (228) 970 970



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Alexanderstr. 11 (Alexanderplatz)

10178 Berlin