Innovation in Disaster Prevention

Challenges, Solutions and Opportunities.

St. Mary's Church, Krakow, Poland (Colourbox)


The Governments of Poland and Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland are pleased to announce this EEA/Norway Grants conference on innovation in disaster prevention and preparedness 9 - 11 May 2023 in Krakow.

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>> Conference paper (pdf)

The Conference will focus on current challenges and innovative risk management solutions, and is made possible through support from the EEA/Norway Grants, as a Polish-Norwegian bilateral initiative under the Disaster Prevention and Preparedness programme.

Day 1 Challenges


DAY 2 Solutions

Lars Løkeland Slåke Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate NVE.pdf

Nicholas Newhouse Tiepoint.pdf

Anna Kobierzycka CBK CIK.pdf

Beata Janowczyk RCB.pdf

Valis Kalogirou EUSPA.pdf

Jeffrey Apeldoorn ICEYE.pdf

Monika Jankiewicz Planet labs.pdf

Andrew Mackay Bower UNDRR.pdf

Wiktoria Krolikowska-Murray RCB.pdf

Howard Stronach FEMA.pdf

Marco Massabo CIMA.pdf

Monique Kuglitsch - ITU_WMO_UNEP FG AI.pdf

Michał Piórecki Polish Water State Water.pdf

DAY 3 Opportunities

Ilona Ligocka Ministry of Climate and Environment.pdf

Torstein Nielsen City of Stavanger.pdf

Katarzyna Szymczak Municipality of Wroclaw.pdf

Jacek Florek University of Agriculture Krakow.pdf

Konstantin Ivanov Global Water Partnership.pdf

Richard McLernon City of Belfast.pdf

Nestor Alfonzo Santamaria OECD.pdf

Christoper Leigh Topping ESA.pdf

Pawel Gromek Poland Main School of Fire Service.pdf

Franciszek Rakowski ICM University of Warsawl.pdf

Mikaeli Langinvainio Inclus.pdf

Mariusz Feltynowski MAin School of Fire Service.pdf



Polish Government Centre for Security (RCB), Crisis Information Centre (CIK CBK) and Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB)

Conference objectives

At the conference, you will be able to:

  • Learn more about the Sendai Framework and synergies with the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
  • See what's new in the field of geospatial data management and other innovations in disaster risk prevention and preparedness.
  • Share your experience and discuss local challenges and opportunities for building resilient societies.

Conference programme

During the three days of this conference, we invite you to join us in exploring the challenges, solutions and opportunities regarding the use of innovative solutions in disaster prevention and preparedness:

  • Day 1 will set the scene by focusing on current challenges and include presentations about the Sendai Framework and synergies with the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
  • Day 2 of the conference will highlight recent developments in the field of geospatial data management and other innovative solutions.
  • On day 3, we will wrap things up by discussing the opportunities that lie within these innovations, e.g., in building resilient societies and improving risk communication.
  • Finally, the conference will also address how the EEA/Norway Grants can be used to strengthen cooperation in disaster prevention and preparedness in the years ahead.