Disaster Competence Network Austria

Disaster Competence Network Austria is a cooperation platform of universities and research institutions in the field of security and disaster research.

Improving the coherence of security and disaster research in Austria:

  • Increase the efficiency of security and disaster research by improving the networking of all stakeholders and by cooperatively creating and exploiting synergies
  • Improving the national and international visibility of Austrian security and disaster research
  • Sharpening and strengthening the understanding of the social relevance of security and disaster research within Austria
  • Promotion and expansion of cooperation with other relevant research areas


Promotion of young scientists:

  • Promoting the education of young researchers, e.g., in our Young Scientists program
  • Support for knowledge transfer between actors in security and disaster research


Advice to policy and decision makers:

  • Providing scientific advice for security and disaster research at national and international level
  • Advisory body for the Federal Government for the management of disasters
  • Providing expertise to national and international decision makers


Sensitization and training of society:

  • Support and participation in civil protection activities

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