Programme

first day

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

08:45 Welcome to the Congress, Christoph Fury, Deputy Director of the Federal Office of Civil Protection (BABS) Switzerland, President of the Congress 2018 & R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Behörden Spiegel

09:00 Opening Speech: The EU´s crisis Management mechanism, Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, European Commission

09:30 Speech, Stephan Mayer, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Community, Federal Repiblic
of Germany
10:00 There is no Progress in development without Security, Henriette Geiger, Director, People and Peace, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), European Commission

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 DEBATE: Future challenges and mechanism of the EU security architecture

Chair: Jean-Paul Monet, Group leader, fire brigade and rescue (SDIS) of the department Bouches du Rhones, France

  • Raed Arafat, State Secretary, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania
  • Franz-Josef Hammerl, Director-General, Derectorate-General KM Crisis Management and Civil Protection, German Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Community
  • Dr. Johannes Richert, Deputy of the Secretary General, Head of the National Aid Society / International Cooperation, German Red Cross
  • Saltanat Tashmatova*, Director of International Relations, International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO)

12:00 Lunch

13:00 PANELS A

14:30 Coffee Break

14:45 DEBATE: The European Union Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiativ (EU CBRN CoE): a risk based common security culture approach

Chair: Tristan Simonart, EU Cbrn CoE coordinator, Security, Nuclear safety unit, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), European Commission

  • Oberst Volker Quante, Stellvertretender Direktor, NATO Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence
  • N.N., EU CBRN CoE-representative
  • N.N., EU CBRN CoE-representative

15:45 Civil-military cooperation of NATO and European Union, Raed Arafat, State Secretary, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania

16:05 Coffee Break

16:30 PANELS B

18:00 Coffee Break

18:15 DEBATE: Civil Defence Concept (KZV): Status and realization

Chair: Fritz Rudolf Körper, State Secretary (ret.)

  • Major General Carsten Breuer, Commander, Command Territorial Tasks of the German Federal Army
  • Albrecht Broemme, President, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)
  • Andrea Lindholz, Chairwoman of the Committee on Internal Affairs, German Bundestag
  • Dr Herbert Trimbach, Head of Department, Federal Ministry of the Interior and Municipals Brandenburg, Chair of Working Circle V ‘Fire Service Affairs, Emergency Services, Civil Protection and Civil Defense’
  • Christoph Unger, President, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)
  • Dr. Johannes Richert, Deputy of the Secretary General, Head of the National Aid Society / International Cooperation, German Red Cross

19:00 Start-Pitch/Buffet and Networking


second day

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

08:30 Program continues

08:40 Security Research as a contribution for civil protection, Prof Dr Wolf-Dieter Lukas, Head of unit Key Technologies – Research for Innovation, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

09:10 Civil protection in Germany is a common society task, Christian Reuter, Secretary General, German Red Cross

09:30 Digression: Medical support for refugee movements and camps during the Libyan crisis

Introduction: Albrecht Broemme, President, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)

  • Colonel Dr. Raidh Allani, General Directorate of Military Health in Tunisia, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia

10:10 Coffee Break

10:45 PANELS C

12:15 Lunch

13:15 PANELS D

14:45 Coffee Break

15:00 DEBATE: Cross-border Cooperation

Chair: Christoph Flury, Deputy Director of the Federal Office of Civil Protection (BABS) Switzerland

  • Lieutenant Colonel Enrico Fiebig, subject area civil-military cooperation, Command Territorial Tasks of the German Federal Army
  • Hans Guggisberg, Chief of Federal Staff, Federal Office of Civil Protection (BABS) Switzerland
  • N.N., Federal Ministry of the Interior Austria
  • Thomas Hosp, Regional Council Freiburg
  • Colonel Krzysztof Kedryk, Provincial Commandant of the State Fire Service in Opole, Poland
  • Jens Schindelholz, Head of civil protection / SC KKS, Department for military and civil protection Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland

16:00 End of the 14th European Congress on Disaster Management

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