Seminar- Emergency Management in Iceland and Sweden


Emergency Management in Iceland and Sweden

The Seminar will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 18, at Salur, The Nordic House.

The Seminar is a part of the Nordic Welfare Watch -in response to crises, part of the Icelandic Presidency Programme 2014. The research is a cooperation between specialist and scholars from Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, led by Professor Guðný Björk Eydal, Faculty of Social Work, University of Iceland.


Moderator: Ragnar Þorvarðarson, Chair of the Reykjavík Red Cross Branch

15:00 Welcome: Siv Friðleifsdóttir, Chair of the Project Nordic Welfare Watch, Ministry of Welfare
15:05 Erna Danielsson, Docent, Risk and Crisis Research Centre, Mid Sweden University Risk and Crisis Research in Social Science
15:35 Carin Björngren Cuadra, Associate professor, School of Social Work, Lund University The Swedish Emergency Management System: The Perspective of the Front Line Staff in Public Social Services
16:05 Coffee
16:15 Guðrún Jóhannesdóttir, Project manager at the Civil protection Department Community based disaster risk reduction
16:30 Víðir Reynisson, Chief Inspector, South Iceland Police Preparing, responding and building back better. Joint approach of the south Iceland local authorities for more resilient society
16:45 Panel discussion: The part played by Social Services in Emergency Managament in Iceland Gyða Hjartardóttir, Specialist in Social Services, Icelandic Association of Local and Regional Governments Kristján Sturluson, Director of Administration, Hafnarfjörður municipality Ragnheiður Hergeirsdóttir, Director, Directorate of Labour in South Iceland Stefán Eiríksson, Executive Director, Department of Welfare, City of Reykjavík.

17:00 Closing.

More info

University of Iceland, Nordic Welfare Watch, Iceland Ministry of Welfare, The Nordic Council of Ministers.