The AREA Group

The Amsterdam Research on Emergency Administration (AREA) group is based at the Department of Organization Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The group was originally set up in the context of a research project on emergency response centers in the Netherlands. Today, AREA members are conducting research into disasters and crises all over the world.

In the spotlight:

The Third Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies

We are happy to announce the third edition of the Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies! In 2018 the conference will be hosted by the VU University in Amsterdam in the Amsterdam public library (located in the heart of the historic city center). The conference will take place 21-23 March 2018.

The NEEDS conference aims to explore the status quo of crisis and disaster research and management. The conference wishes to harness its broad, interdisciplinary expertise by gathering crisis and disaster researchers from academic institutions and practitioners from the crisis and disaster management community to build networks and to discuss the most pressing issues in disaster research across the academic and practical disciplines.

In 2018 we wish to continue the NEEDS tradition of bringing together academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines. Panels will focus on topics such as disaster risk reduction, community response, crisis communication and social media, resilience, crisis governance, social networks, humanitarian aid, and disaster tales and popular culture.

Mark your agendas for NEEDS 2018!

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