The Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network Day, 7 December 2021

The Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network Day will take place as an online event on 7 December 2021. A recent EU flagship initiative in civil protection and disaster management, the Knowledge Network brings together experts and organisations to increase knowledge and its dissemination within the Union Civil Protection Mechanism through networking, partnerships, collaborative opportunities, training and learning, and access to expertise and good practices.

The aim of the Knowledge Network Day is to introduce the Knowledge Network and highlight its vision, mission and activities as well as its tangible contribution to more effective disaster management under the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.  The day includes a high-level session during which European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič will launch officially the Knowledge Network joined by a panel of prominent decision-makers in disaster management. 

In the afternoon, two consecutive working-level sessions featuring experts, researchers, first responders, scientists and volunteers will discuss issues that are central to the Knowledge Network’s mandate and activities framework.


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