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new report from EU Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

A new publication from the EU JRC (IPTS):


Security and privacy for the citizen in the Post-September 11 digital age: A prospective overview



  • Author(s): CLEMENTS, B., MAGHIROS, I., BESLAY, L., CENTENO, C., PUNIE, Y., RODRÕGUEZ, C., MASERA, M.
  • EUR No: EUR 20823 EN
  • Year: 2003
  • ISBN: 92-894-6133-0
  • Catalogue (OPOCE): LF-NA-20823-EN-C

Input wanted - UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

The Secretariat for the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), is seeking input for a program it is sponsoring to collect functional tools that assist local communities, as well as municipal and national governments, to reduce the impacts of disasters. This project is one of a number being undertaken by the ISDR, which established working groups to follow up on the initiatives developed during the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR).

Source: Disaster Research Newsletter 407 (May 28) Read more about Input wanted - UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

Emergency management planning tools for hospitals

Hospitals must be prepared to respond to natural and human-made mass casualty incidents that may cause sudden demand on services. One of the foci of hospital disaster planning has been the use of drills to train employees in and to test aspects of hospital response. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released an evidence-based tool to help hospitals evaluate their disaster training drills. Read more about Emergency management planning tools for hospitals

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