Importance of efficient crisis management

Crises are a part of today’s everyday life, from terrorist to financial and economic ones. Various changes in economic, political, social and other processes have a crucial impact on the way and quality of life for every citizen. National security is one of fundamental security categories. Considering that national security, economic stability and economic development are the most important national interests, it is necessary to monitor and control external and internal threats. Recent events in the Republic of Croatia have shown that large companies can destabilize the state of security in the country.

Leading experts in the field of crisis management will gather at the jubilary tenth international scientific and professional conference “Crisis Management Days”, organized by the University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica.

It is in fact one of the most important conferences in the field of crisis management in terms of the continuous improvement of the system and prevention, as well as the efficient response to potential crises and emergency situations; which is to be held at Terme Tuhelj in the hotel Well from May 24 to May 26, 2017. As the main aim of the conference, the organizers emphasize the contribution to the promotion and improvement of the system related to civil protection, management and commanding in disasters, as well as other types of emergency situations.

Due to ever increasing threats to people, their communities and the natural environment, security is becoming increasingly important in the modern world. This was the inspiration for this year’s conference theme – “Security environment and crisis management challenges”.

Otherwise, the conference will include six more specific thematic areas: contemporary security threats; security of local communities and crisis management; business continuity; crisis communications and danger management; system, devices, tools and equipment for crisis management; and environmental security and sustainability, which have been designed to attract responsible persons in public and private organizations, cities, municipalities and counties, who can make decisions on the procurement of equipment or contracting certain services.

It may be addes that the conference, whose official languages are Croatian and English, this year offers interesting additional activities, such as interactive workshops, presentations of technological achievements and modern equipment for providing support in the prevention and management of crisis situations.

Besides, the University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica plans to conduct exercises focused on the defense against terrorist threats and RCBN (radiological, chemical, biological and nuclear) attacks during the conference, in cooperation with the Anti-terrorist unit Lučko of the Croatian Ministry of Interior, National Protection and Rescue Directorate, Croatian Firefighting Association and public firefighting units, Mirnovec Pirotehnika Ltd., Croatian Red Cross and Dok-ing. The exercises are to be held at the training ground Stubička Slatina.