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The post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (HFA2), leading to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UN WCDRR), Sendai, Japan, 14-18 March 2015

  • Mr Giampiero GRIFFO, European Disability Forum (EDF)

Inclusion of persons with disabilities in emergency and humanitarian aids

Major Hazards and People with Disabilities: 1. Political commitment, co-ordination and continuity
  • Mr Hans DAS, Head of Unit, Civil Protection Policy, ECHO,  European Commission

Disabilities in disaster preparedness and response: reflection from the EU perspective

  • Ms Inmaculada PLACENCIA-PORRERO, Deputy Head of Unit, Rights of Persons with Disabilities, European Commission

 EU disability policies and their coordination

  • Mr Badaoui ROUHBAN, Global Risk Forum Davos

Enhancing commitments to disaster preparedness and resilience of people with disabilities

  • Prof. Ilan KELMAN, University College London and the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs

Disability and Disaster: Voice from the people (not available for the moment)

  • Mr Josef NEUMANN, State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Vice Chair of the Current Affairs Committee, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Empowerment of people with disabilities in disaster management

  • Mr Dimitris NIKOLSKY, Chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of experts on the Rights of People with Disabilities (DECS-RPD)

Being prepared means fighting discrimination (not available for the moment)

Major Hazards and People with Disabilities: 2. Networking and Ethics
  • Ms Greet VAN GOOL, attachée aux Relations multilatérales auprès du SPF Sécurité sociale, Belgium

Exposé sur les articles 11 et 32 de la Convention des Nations Unies sur les droits des personnes avec un handicap

  • Mr Luk ZELDERLOO and Ms. Giulia QUARTA, European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)

Unlocking specialised knowledge available

  • Ms Magda ROOZE, European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (EFPA):

OPSIC – a web based application for psychosocial support, reflecting with end-users and victims

  • Dr Stepan VYMETAL, Ph.D., Ministry of the Interior, Czech Republic

Crisis communication with disabled people - training of first responders (good practice from the Czech Republic)

  • Fst. Lt. Petr VODICKA, Fire brigade, Prague, Czech Republic

The Project of Database of People with Disabilities and its use in Fire and Rescue Brigade of Prague

  • Dr Barbora BALKOVÁ, Psychologist, DG Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic

Communication with persons with disability emergency situations

  • Ms Claudia SCHEDLICH, European Network for Psychosocial Crisis Management

Assisting Disabled in Case of Disaster (EUNAD) (not available for the moment)

Major Hazards and People with Disabilities: 3. Strategic planning
  • Mr Silvio SAGRAMOLA and Prof. David ALEXANDER, Members of the CoE Working Group

The publication “Major Hazards and People with Disabilities. Their Involvement in Disaster Preparedness and Response”

  • Mr Jean-Luc SIMON, Chair of the Europe Region of the World Organisation for Disabled People (OMPH/DPI)

Networking and ethical aspects (not available for the moment)

  • Dr Maria KETT, Assistant Director, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, University College London

Relevance of the Toolkit for planning and action (not available for the moment)

Major Hazards and People with Disabilities: 4. Knowledge management and Optimisation of resources
  • Priv.-Doc. Dr Elke M. GEENEN and Dr Reinhard STRANGMEIER, ISOKIA

Empowering personal disaster preparedness and self-help of people with disabilities

  • Mr Alexander STAZHADZE and Ms Sopio ANDGULADZE, Project Coordinators at Save the Children Georgia Office

Risk Management during Natural Disasters and Inclusive Education

  • Ms Mieke BROEDERS, Association « Enter », Belgium

The importance of accessibility in the case of disaster

  • Mr Vincent SNOECK, Gamah, Belgium

Accessibility: an imperative component for a good prevention policy

  • Mr Thierry DAVIER, Project Leader of BE-Alert Project, Belgium

Be-Alert’s « best practices » and their accessibility for disabled people (deaf and hearing impaired)

  • Prof. Stefanos DRITSOS on behalf of Ms Vaia ARSENOPOULOU, Greece

Earthquakes: guidelines for people with intellectual disabilities using the Easy to Read Method and Makaton symbols”

  • Prof. Stefanos DRITSOS, Greece

‘Design for all’: earthquake preparedness including people with disabilities

  • Mr Michel FEIDER, Civil Protection, Luxembourg, Chair of the Committee of Permanent Correspondents of the  EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement

Crises management and governance: Luxembourg’s approach 

  • Dr Dirk BOENKE, Team leader Traffic & Environment, Rehabilitation International (RI)
  • Dr Regina ERNST, National Secretary for Germany,  Rehabilitation International (RI)

Disasters in street tunnels: consideration of the needs of people with disabilities

Major Hazards and People with Disabilities: 5. Enlarging the vision
  • Mr Alexander MAUZ, ASB

Disaster Risk Reduction in Georgia, Indonesia, Nicaragua and Haiti

  • Ms Alba GONZALEZ and Ms Charlotte  AXELSSON, CBM

Disaster Risk Reduction and humanitarian aid for persons with disabilities in developing countries