In the framework of the ROADMAP2 project, a series of Webinars will be held with international experts on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) issues, with the objective of discussing relevant topics on the management of various phases of risks to find good practices.
The second webinar, entitled “Good Practices in Risk and Crisis Communication” will be held on 22th March 2024, 10.00-12.00 CET.
The aim of this ROADMAP2 webinar is to provide a forum for exchange on what are the defining characteristics of good communication practices in civil protection, and sharing concrete recent examples of such practices.
This ROADMAP2 project webinar is aligned with the project’s forthcoming flash report on good communication practices in civil protection. We are particularly interested in practices that improve the accessibility and understandability of risk and crisis information to individuals with various needs and preferences, mitigate the harm caused by people’s exposure to false and harmful information, and help to overcome the barriers to reacting adequately to risk or crisis information, such as distrust towards official sources of information. These practices may include, for instance, effective warnings or instructions given during disasters, risk awareness campaigns that improve people’s preparedness, and novel communication tools or procedures adopted in disaster risk management.

For this purpose, we will have lectures from different experts, namely:
• Sten Hansson (University of Tartu) – Introduction: Good practices in risk and crisis communication;
• Bengt Johansson (University of Gothenburg) – Instruction as self-protection;
• Patrícia Gaspar (Former Deputy Commander in the Civil Protection in Portugal) – Good practices in crisis communication;
• Marina Mantini (CIMA Research Foundation) – Exemplary risk awareness campaigns.

See the detailed agenda here.
The participation in the Webinar is free, but registration is mandatory. The webinar will be spoken in English.
To register for the webinar, please visit: https://bit.ly/roadmap_webinar2