Events of Catastrophes


Antwerp (Belgium), 12-13 October 2020

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) speaks for the risk management profession in Europe.

FERMA brings together 21 risk management associations in 20 European countries. They represent nearly 5000 professional risk managers active in a wide range of business sectors. FERMA acts on their behalf at European level and promotes the risk management profession.


20-21 October 2020

The Urban Resilience in a context of Climate Change (URCC) conference will be held online in October 2020. Organised in the framework of RESCCUE, Europe’s first large-scale innovation and urban resilience project, this event aims to bring together different actors from academia, administrations, businesses and local communities to discuss multiple aspects of urban resilience and climate change.


Singapore, 30 November - 4 December 2020

UR is a global community of 9,000+ experts and practitioners active in the creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information. Members share knowledge and experience, collaborate, and discuss innovations and best practice in risk assessment. The community convenes every two years at UR Forums – five-day events that highlight groundbreaking work, facilitate nontraditional partnerships, and showcase new technical know-how in disaster risk identification.

UR2020 will take place 18-22 May 2020 at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 1,000 representatives from all over the world are expected to participate. The five-day event is divided into three days for the main conference and two days dedicated to side events led by the community. The Forum features technical sessions, interactive workshops, and multimedia exhibits, as well as space for bilateral meetings.

14TH INTERPRAEVENT CONGRESS - Natural hazards in a changing world

Bergen (Norway), 31 May - 3 June 2021

The 14th INTERPRAEVENT Congress hopes to span a wide spectrum of stakeholders within all fields of natural hazard risk reduction, and welcome a variety of contributions from research to practical applications, policy making, insurance and economic aspects.

Focus will be on integrated management of natural hazards and risks, equally considering causes of disasters as well as measures of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery in the view of climate and social changes.