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Civil Protection Symposium “Cross-border cooperation”

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Civil protection symposium Cross-border cooperation at Interschutz 2020

Civil protection symposium “Cross-border cooperation”

Cross-border cooperation in disaster relief and the management of extreme weather conditions are the key topics at a two-day symposium on civil protection at INTERSCHUTZ 2022 titled “Transcending Borders”.

Beta-Verlag – the Bonn-based publisher of the respected trade journal CRISIS PREVENTION (CP) – has been successfully organizing conferences on civil protection for several year s, and is now, for the very first time, staging a civil protection symposium as part of INTERSCHUTZ.

The symposium will be held on 17 and 18 June 2020 iat the Convention Center. The presentations and sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on both days. Each day, after a shared lunch, the attendees will have the opportunity to spend the afternoon at INTERSCHUTZ, meeting up with representatives of companies that provide the vehicles, technologies and services necessary for modern civil protection.


In terms of topics, the first day will deal with cross-border cooperation in disaster situations, focusing on Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The second day will focus on the civil protection challenges posed by extremes of weather, such as blizzards, floods, droughts and wildfires. These topics are becoming increasingly important in light of climate change and require coordination and connection between and among aid agencies and government institutions at both national and international level.

The “Transcending Borders” civil protection symposium is aimed primarily at leaders from public-sector authorities and agencies with responsibility for safety and security and decision-makers from fire departments and aid organizations.


The full program for the civil protection symposium at INTERSCHUTZ will be published on this website in spring 2020. The symposium will be moderated by Benno Fritzen, a civil protection expert and former Fire Chief of the German city of Münster.


Participation at the symposium is generally by invitation , however others who are interested in taking part can register soon. Participation at the civil protection symposium is at no additional charge over and above the price of the INTERSCHUTZ admission ticket.

About the organizers

Beta-Verlag, Bonn, Germany, publishes the trade journals CRISIS PREVENTION and WEHRMEDIZIN UND WEHRPHARMAZIE. CRISIS PREVENTION (CP) is Germany’s official journal for emergency management, internal security and disaster relief.

The publisher also has an online CRISIS PREVENTION portal which has sections on internal security, firefighting, disaster relief and communications and IT. It carries multi-disciplinary editorial content and news reports that support crisis prevention professionals in their daily work and help to optimize crisis responses.

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