Hannover/Germany. CPNetCon will premiere in Hannover, Germany, from 23 to 24 November 2023. Janez Lenarčič, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, will open the new civil protection event. The European Commission’s Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network is patron organization.

CPNetCon is a hub for knowledge transfer and networking that promotes the future development of civil protection. The event aligns with the values that the European Commission promotes with the Union Civil Protection Mechanism in order to intensify cooperation in civil protection between its member states and to improve joint preparedness for coping with disasters.

"At a time when security-related threats are increasing, the European dimension of civil protection is also growing. The EU supports its member states in building resilient civil protection structures. Solidarity and subsidiarity are important to strengthen civil protection at the relevant levels. Better networking of civil protection actors is a key task. The Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network promotes networking beyond national borders and strengthens civil protection. It is therefore a matter of course for the European Commission to support the new and important conference CPNetCon as a patron,” said Janez Lenarčič, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.

CPNetCon presents extensive conference program

CPNetCon features an extensive conference program in German and English in Hall 19 at the Hannover Exhibition Center. The motto "Networking & Conference on Civil Protection" bundles keynotes, panels and best practices into four tracks: disaster management, civil protection, fire protection and emergency preparedness.

In three parallel sessions, international representatives of civil protection from the fields of politics, emergency organizations, research, and business will share their knowledge, innovations and inspiration in presentations and with examples of applications.