Schuman Associates at the Civil Protection Forum
On 6 and 7 May 2015, Schuman Associates participated in the 5th European Civil Protection Forum in Brussels to discuss new ways to enhance collaboration between the public and private actors in disaster preparedness and response.
The increasing number of disasters overwhelms public response capacities worldwide. The traditional actors in civil protection are reaching out for new partnerships with private companies, NGOs and scientific institutions to achieve more efficient and innovative responses to disasters. This year’s Civil Protection Forum provided the platform to discuss amongst political and private actors new formats of cooperation and lay the groundwork for new initiatives to benefit further from private sector involvement.
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