The Societal Security Workshop at UiT The Arctic University of Norway has become an annual tradition and this year it will address the topic of International and cross-border cooperation in emergency management. It will include lectures by Prof. Christian Webersik, Dr. Kerstin Eriksson and Specialist Director Ørjan Karlsson, scholars and experts in the field of Societal Security and Safety.
The workshop is organized by the Societal Security, Safety, Engineering, Environment and Emergency preparedness Research Group (RG) that is under the Department of Technology and Safety at UiT the Arctic University of Norway.
The program consist of three very interesting keynote lectures. The workshop participants will be a mix of students, academicians, experts in the field and local authorities. There will be a number of invited international guests.
This year's workshop is connected to the Internationalization Project of the International Preparedness Bachelor’s Programme in Harstad, funded by Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
12:00 - 13:00: Buffet / sandwich lunch at Prandium at main hall
Keynote lectures - The main auditorium
13:00 - 13:15: Welcome and presentation of UiT/ITS Harstad & Tromsø
13:15 - 14:00: "Disaster diplomacy in the Arctic and the High North: Reflections from Svalbard",
Professor Christian WEBERSIK, University of Adger, Centre for Integrated Emergency Management
14:00 - 14:15: Discussions
14:15 - 14:30: Coffee
14:30 - 15:15: "Cooperation in emergency management at the local and regional level"
Dr. Kerstin Eriksson, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
15:15 - 15:30: Discussions
15:30 - 15:45: Coffee
15:45 - 16:30: "A European safety net – Norway, crisis management and the cooperation with NATO and the EU"
Ørjan Karlsson, Specialist Director, The Norwegian Directorate of Civil Protection
16:30 - 16:45: Discussions
16:45 - 17:00: Summary and closure
Prandium at main hall in Havnegata 5 Buidling
17:30 - 19:30: Dinner for students
19:30 - 23:30: Dinner for guests
6 November: A smaller seminar will be organised for invited guests, in association with the UARTIC project "Societal Security collaboration in research and education"