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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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New project: NIKE-MED

By Isabel Anger

With the new year, we are looking forward to several new projects in the DCNA. One of them is NIKE-MED: A project that deals with sustainable interdisciplinarity in complex underground operations with a focus on medical treatment. The project funded by FFG KIRAS aims to record and evaluate specific national but also international emergency capacities, to develop optimized processes for medical and psychosocial care based on this, and finally to improve the organization and implementation of operations in the event of disasters underground and thus enabling better and faster medical care for those affected.

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EduSafe project launch

By Isabel Anger

We are currently faced with disasters on an almost daily basis. Be it floods, forest fires, droughts, or the Covid 19 pandemic - we need to foster resilience in disasters to cope with catastrophes. Raising awareness is essential! That’s why experts in youth work, educators, and institutions in the field of risk management united in the project EduSafe EU to evaluate best practices to support the process.

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