Using Social Media to strengthen public resilience to disasters

As part of this two year project we are running two Masterclasses to publicise the practices and lessons learnt on social media from across Europe. With five countries involved in the D2.0 project, we have sampled the best of what we found in each country, we aim for the line-up of presentations to be a representative sample of activity. To encourage networking and to build lasting connections, the spaces are limited to 30 attendees. The Masterclasses will be led by Emergency practitioners and Policy Makers from around Europe.

Who should attend
The audience will include, but not limited to, Emergency Managers, First Responders and Policy Makers. This will be a diverse audience and we aim for representatives to attend from the countries in the D2.0 project (i.e. Belgium, Germany, Poland, Greece and Italy) and from the rest of Europe.

Masterclass 1 – Protecting the public and building resilience through social media
5th & 6th November, 2012, Birmingham, UK.

Full details including links to presentations can be found here.  The YouTube video recordings of the presentations can be found here.

Masterclass 2 –Disaster information: the use of social media and semantic technologies
16th & 17th January, 2013, Brussels, Belgium.

Full details including links to presentations can be found here.


There is a nominal charge per Masterclass to cover arrangements that are not funded. The charge per Masterclass is £30.00. If you also wish to attend the evening dinner also, the charge is £60.00 per Masterclass.

Contact: Jill Forrest at, alternatively please telephone +44 (0)121 204 3249 / 3239.