11th CoU Meetings

04 - 07 June 2018 in Brussels, Belgium

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About the Event

In a world facing the growing risk of man-made and natural disasters resulting from increasingly frequent and severe natural, industrial and man-made hazards, the security of citizens, infrastructure and assets has become a high priority in the European Union. Strengthening capacities in disaster risk and crisis management and improving resilience in CBRN-E (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) and natural and man-made disaster management represent key EU policy and research challenges.

The overall EU security policy framework covers many different sectors, which implies needs for coordination among various communities. To reduce the current fragmentation in security research and facilitate information exchanges among and between policy-makers, research, industry (including SMEs), practitioners (first responders, civil protection units etc.), and the general public, the European Commission - DG HOME organises a series of meetings of the Community Of Users ​that take place several times a year.

Event Details

  • Edition: 11th Meeting of the Community Of Users On Secure, Safe And Resilient Societies​
  • Dates of the event: 04 - 07 June 2018
  • Meeting venue: BAO Congress Center Brussels, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Please view the agenda for the themes to be discussed during this event.

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels!

Should you have any questions, please contact the CoU Meetings Secretariat by email at CoU-meetings@mci-group.com or by phone at +32 2 743 44 10.

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As previous editions of the event have proven to be a full house,
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The European Commission will be providing a livestream of the 11th CoU High-Level Event, as well as for the following Thematic Workshops:

  • 4 June - Plenary CoU-11 Opening
  • 5 June - Theme 7: Mainstream Disaster Risk Reduction
  • 6 June - Theme 9: Climate Extreme Events
  • 7 June - Theme 12: Urban CIP

Previous Events

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"Organizing Urban Resilience to Major Risks" Conference

Theme 11 “Resilient Cities” has been removed from the CoU Meetings, as it will be merged to the "Organizing Urban Resilience to Major Risks” conference to be held at the European Economic and Social Committee and Committee of the Regions on 31 May and 1 June 2018.

Click here to find out more:

Organizing Urban Resilience to Major Risks