2019 International Summer School on Disaster Management

4th International Summer School on Disaster Management

12 – 19 JULY 2019, Arcalia, Bistrița-Năsăud county





Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering - Research Institute for Sustainability and Disaster Management based on High Performance Computing (ISUMADECIP)



Department for Emergency Situations within the Ministry of Internal Affairs (DSU), Romania

General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations within the Ministry of Internal Affairs (IGSU), Romania

National University of Public Services (NUPS), Hungary

Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa (DiMTEC), University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

ECO-Innovation Cluster for Sustainable Environment (CLEMS), Romania

National Center for Disaster Management Foundation (CN APELL – RO), Romania

Research-Development Institute for Environmental Protection Technologies and Equipment (ICPE) Bistrita, Romania


Trainers:Invited lecturers from the international civil protection system and academics.

Director of the Summer School:                     Prof. Eng. Alexandru Ozunu

Academic coordinator:                                     Dr. Lucrina Ștefănescu


Venue of the summer school: Arcalia castle, Bistrita-Nasaud county, Romania

For more info regarding the venue please visit https://www.ubbcluj.ro/en/structura/sport/complexul_arcalia



Disaster risk management - Theory & Concepts

Disaster environment

Disaster Management Cycle

The national and international DM system

Disaster response planning

Needs assessment for disaster response

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for disaster management

Information management, information and decision flow in disaster management

Technical and logistical aspects in disaster response

First aid

Disaster risk communication

Exercise design and preparation

Exercise in field (continuously for 48 hours)


The 4th International Summer school on Disaster Management gathered 22 students from 6 countries (South Africa, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Hungary and Romania), and trainers experienced in disaster relief missions all around the world. 


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