General Topics

of the Conference


The general topics of the conference are the following:

  • Disaster Management
  • Achieving Sustainability in Risk-Prone Areas
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • DAREnet workshop
  • Environmental Pollution Prevention, Control and Research
  • Atmospheric Remote Sensing
  • Efficient Emergency Response
  • The role of Civil Society in Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Radon legislation and radon programs
  • Radon in civil engineering: indoor radon – control, mitigation, prevention
  • Education, Training, and Capacity Building for Sustainable Societies
  • Industrial Process Safety
  • Big Data Analysis for Environmental Research
  • Crisis Communication
  • Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
  • Sustainable Land Management


Workshops and round tables associated to the event:


  • Workshop on Natural and Technological Disasters: Capacity Building based on science (scientific) research products and advance monitoring capabilities. Workshop aim:  How to proper use knowledge, science innovation, and technology to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels?   Does the level of scientific and technological development including data sharing, land and space-based earth observations, modeling and forecasting make a difference in terms of  better identify, assess, and monitor risks? We propose an open, multi-approach discussion regarding the status of interaction among the main actors in natural and technological disaster management, using as a model earthquakes and NaTech, existing collaboration framework and future perspectives.
  • The DAREnet Workshop is an event preceding the Conference which will gather practitioners from the DAREnet network. DAREnet is a project funded within the Horizon 2020 program aiming at increasing the flood resilience within the Danube region. The project is a coordination and support action, evaluating actual challenges and practitioner needs, identifying innovation opportunities, bringing together practitioners with all relevant stakeholders and compiling research, development and Innovation roadmaps. While this multinational projects bears great opportunities, it also comes with challenges which need to be overcome to establish a sustainable network advancing flood resilience for this region.

  • Round table RO-RISK – Assessment of disaster risk at national level – will address the results of the Ro-Risk project. This project was focused on conducting the first disaster risk assessment in terms of impact on citizens’ safety, as well as in terms of social, economic and environmental impact, based on unitary assessment tools and methodology. The outcomes of the project will set the basis for strategic decisions targeting disaster risk reduction, increasing the citizens’ safety. Possible consortium projects will also be discussed. This round table is part of the activities conducted under the National Platform for disaster risk reduction, including aspects on the assessment of risks associated to nuclear and radiological emergencies. The round table will gather representatives of universities and research institutes, public institutions responsible with emergency situations and of the National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control (CNCAN).

  • Round table “Public information in case of disasters” proposes to debate the main aspects on the issue of disaster management and public communication, addressing the relationship between public institutions responsible with emergency situations and mass-media. The debate intends to identify the challenges and issues at national and global level, trying to find good practices and models that may be applied in the present context. The debates will gather representatives of the universities and research institutes, media institutions (Professional Press Association Cluj - APPC) and public institutions responsible with emergency situations (Police, Gendarmerie, Inspectorates for Emergency Situations).