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Disaster Competence Network Austria (DCNA) acts as a link between scientific research and practitioners in crisis and disaster management. Through knowledge and technology transfer, findings from basic research are implemented and directed to those interested in security and disaster research in Austria and beyond.


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Call for abstracts for #DRD22 open

By Isabel Anger, (comments: 0)

From October 12th to 14th, the Disaster Research Days #drd22 will take place at the University of Innsbruck. The call for abstracts is now open. The most interesting contributions will be peer-reviewed and included as an oral presentation in the conference program and in the proceedings. All others are invited to present their contribution during the poster session. Selected articles will be published in a special issue of the International Journal for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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DCNA project CAVE

New project: CAVE

By Isabel Anger, (comments: 0)

Another new project in the DCNA is CAVE: CAVE has set itself the goal of analyzing where risks and vulnerabilities can exist in the future in health crisis situations and how these can be countered in a participatory manner. Participatory approaches are central to reaching vulnerable groups and integrating them into crisis management. Community engagement refers to the involvement of those affected and local stakeholders in all phases of crisis management, including decisions about prevention and management.

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