Nel vasto e complesso mondo delle Strategie per la riduzione dei disastri (DRR-Disaster Risk Reduction), Sistema Protezione Civile web si occupa in modo particolare di quei settori che sono estremamente interconnessi tra loro: Ambiente e Cambiamenti Climatici; Difesa Civile; Protezione Civile, Aiuti umanitari; Resilienza ai Disastri e Sviluppo della resilienza delle comunità. Per ciascuno di questi settori viene presentata un'ampia gamma d'informazioni, suddivise in pratiche rubriche per rimanere informati su ciò che accade del variegato mondo della Protezione civile. Gli stessi temi vengono infine trattati anche alla voce materiale tecnico, dove è possibile approfondire gli argomenti.

MSc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience

Organizzatore: UCL - London (Uk) - Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

Students will learn about and explore the characterisation, quantification, management and reduction of risk, as well as disasters and their associated impacts, from a broad range of scientific, technical, socio-economic, political, environmental, ethical and cultural perspectives. Through this multidisciplinary approach, students gain expertise in analysing complex challenges, enabling them to become future leaders who drive policy change and innovation.

Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Course

Given that 90 per cent of recorded major disasters caused by natural hazards from 1995 to 2015 were linked to weather and climate change, many organisations are now building their capacity to understand what needs to be done differently to integrate adaptation to climate change with their work on disaster risk reduction (DRR). However, it is not always obvious how these two areas can fruitfully connect and operate in tandem within the wider context of development. This course provides participants with increased knowledge of the concepts and intersections of climate change and DRR, and the approaches, methods and tools that can be used to more effectively integrate climate change in DRR.

Summer School: Building Resilient Communities for Global Disaster Risk Reduction

This course explores how humanitarian organisations intervene in disasters around the world and builds you into a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, computer scientists and social scientists that can respond to humanitarian crises and/or foster community-led development in a culturally sensitive and sustainable way.

Doctorate in urban and regional resilience

ORGANIZZATORE: Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS)

The Dresden Leibniz Graduate School launches a continuous call for fellowship applications at doctoral level. Applications are welcome form graduates holding a master’s degree (with a master’s thesis) in Spatial Planning and Development (including City and Regional Planning, Urban Regeneration, Landscape Planning, Traffic Planning), Geography, Economics, or Environmental Sciences. Applications from outside of Germany are particularly welcome. 

Master of crisis and public order management (MCPM)

ORGANIZZATORE: Netherlands Institute for Safety (NIFV) - LUOGO: Netherlands, the (Arnhem) - SCADENZA ISCRIZIONI:

Our society is increasingly vulnerable to major disasters and crises. Every year there are many expected and unexpected events that involve risks and dangers that require a multidisciplinary action. Fire & rescue services, police, medical assistance (GHOR), safety-regions, defense, municipalities, water boards and non-governmental organisations are increasingly working together. Good preparation, good collaboration and professional guidance are key aspects. Crisis managers with enough and sustainable background knowledge are essential. The professional Master of Crisis and Public Order Management (MCPM) provides an academic learning program for experts.

Erasmus Mundus Master in earthquake engineering and/or engineering seismology (MEEES)

ORGANIZZATORE: Institute for Advanced Study in Pavia (IUSS). UME School - LUOGO: Italy (Pavia) -

Applications for MEEES, approved and financially supported by the European Commission under the framework of the Erasmus Mundus programme, have opened, with a deadline of January 24, 2014. MEEES is organized by a consortium of European university and research institutions, led by IUSS Pavia’s UME (Understanding and Managing Extremes) Graduate School ( and featuring the participation of the University of Patras (Greece), the University of Grenoble Joseph Fourier (France), the Middle East Technical University (Turkey).

Master in disaster management

ORGANIZZATORE: University of Free State (UFS) - LUOGO: Global - South Africa

This Masters degree in Disaster Management is one of the best in Africa. The course structure makes it possible for the professional in the work field to complete the course in two years, and because of this, 80% of the students are part time students. The programme consist of the following:
• three contact sessions during the year
• assignments throughout the year
• examinations
• practical examinations
• mini dissertation