The Hellenic Region of Western Macedonia is committed to safeguarding human life and protecting citizens' assets. To this end, we actively support relevant initiatives and encourage the cooperation of all interested parties.
For the 5th year in a row we support SafeGreece initiative. This is an action that has become an institution, delivering new knowledge, experience and new practices to its constantly increasing audience.
On the edge of creation of the National Civil Protection Center in the county of Kozani, the 5th International Civil Protection Conference, SafeKozani 2018, will bring together both international and national representatives from scientific and technological communities, local government and central administration, the private sector and Volunteer's organizations.
We aim to:
- reinforce the interdependence and co-operation required by Civil Protection
- take advantage of all that technology has to offer
- talk about Civil Protection at the highest standards.
We are looking forward to welcome you in Western Macedonia
Together we re-design Civil Protection
Regional Governor of Western Macedonia
After Rhodes 2014, Chania 2015, Alexandroupolis 2016 and Athens 2017, Kozani is taking over this year, extending the Conference beyond the Greek borders.
Round Tables on important topics: Tech-Tools, Roles & Responsibilities, European Projects & Local Governance, Education
A series of parallel events on Civil Protection will be held during the same week. Organized by the Region of Western Macedonia and co-organized by the local actors involving the topics of the Conference
Highlights from the first day of the Conference: At the opening ceremony in the Western Macedonia Region Council Conference Room greetings were given by the Regional Governor of Western Macedonia Theodoros Karypidis, the Rector of the University of Western Macedonia Antonios Tourlidakis and the Rector of the Western Macedonia University of Applied Sciences Stergios Ganatsios. Keynote speakers: Efthymis Lekkas, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Professor and EPPO Chairman and Dr. Gerasimos Papadopoulos, North East Atlantic & Mediterranean Tsunami Warning System, IOC / UNESCO Chairman . The ceremony was closed by Helias Argyris, Head of the Independent Civil Protection Office, Municipality of Rhodes and Safe Greece inspirer. The first Sessions of the Conference have been held in the premises of the hospitable Western Macedonia University of Applied Sciences.
Video created and edied by the students of Department of Digital Media and Communication.
Days Parallel Events
Deadline for abstract
Notification of Acceptance
Early-bird Registration ends
Natural Disasters: causes, prevention, management, best practices, lessons learned
Technological & Man-made Disasters: causes, prevention, management, best practices, lessons learned
Natech (Mixed Natural & Technological) Disasters: causes, prevention, management, best practices, lessons learned
Marine, Road, and Air Accidents: Prevention and management, lessons learned
Innovative technology and methods on disaster study, prevention and management
(Early Warning Systems, Decision Support Systems, Innovative Applications, Remote Sensing etc.)
Security: Critical Infrastructure protection from malicious actions, terrorist acts management, Cyber Protection
Emerging Crises Managing (e.g. migration, epidemics)
Civil Protection & Local Governance: Management, organizational, and communication issues in Civil Protection field
Training: to citizens, volunteers, teachers, students, staff
Search & Rescue, Humanitarian Aid
Civil Protection & Media: Information dissemination and interdependent relationship between the bodies and the media
Civil Protection & Disability / Third Age
Civil Protection & Cultural Heritage
Fire Service: Work, Innovations, Challenges
Transnational level: International, European and Mediterranean Programmes and Civil Protection synergies
Highlights from Kozani life and nature in the city and the surroundings
Standard Registration Fee for all the three days of sessions. Participation to the Field Trip of the last day is optional.
Register before October 10th and benefit from the reduced early bird registration fee!
Special low-cost policy for Students and PhD Candidates. Participants must bring their Student Identification Card.
During the fourth day of the Conference (participation is optional)
- Registration Fee (left column) should be deposited to the following bank account.
Please complete the following form, attach the Repository and Submit.
A confirmation e-mail will be sent automatically to your e-mail.
Bank Account ΙΒΑΝ: GR17 0172 2500 0052 5005 6231 883 [Piraeus Bank]
Beneficiary’s name: ELKE PDM / EIDIKOS LOGARIASMOS KONDYLION EREVNAS PANEPISTIMIOU DYTIKIS MAKEDONIAS
(SPECIAL RESEARCH FUND ACCOUNT OF UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN MACEDONIA)
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Western Macedonia University of Applied Sciences
31 October - 03 November