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International workshop on Modelling of Physical, Economic and Social Systems for Resilience Assessment



International workshop on Modelling of Physical, Economic and Social Systems for Resilience Assessment


Venue Place: Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

Dates: 14-16 December 2017



The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is pleased to invite you to the 2nd International workshop on Modelling of Physical, Economic and Social Systems for Resilience Assessment that will bring together representatives from the United States and Europe, with involvement of researchers from the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission as well as Policy DGs and partner institutions. The workshop will take place at the Joint Research Centre premises in Ispra, Italy, on 14-16 December 2017.


This workshop aims at building on the experience gained from these previous events focusing both on the high-level strategic needs and on the current scientific advances on modelling of physical, economic and social systems. The goal is to explore how these are linked in order to support resilience assessment in various dimensions.

It aims to:

  • Bring together the most up-to-date knowledge in the field of resilience across different disciplines.
  • Establish the dialogue between policy and research with a two-fold scope: to provide scientific advice and support for policies that incorporate the element of resilience, and to provide guidance to the scientific community on the knowledge and tools needed to support current and future policies. 
  • Contribute towards establishing a coherent resilience assessment framework for communities and societies.
  • Identify the constituents for measuring the resilience at various scales (local, regional, national, international) towards establishing the necessary indicators.
  • Establish a long-standing partnership among the key actors in the area of resilience at global level that will support the continuous development of models that fit into the assessment framework and consequently the respective training curricula.


The following dimensions will be covered:

  • Resilience of technological systems (e.g. electricity, gas, water, transport) that provide essential services to citizens during normal conditions as well as during crises.
  • Resilience of the built environment, thus civil engineering structures that need to guarantee a certain level of functionality both in terms of safety as well as in terms of business continuity and socioeconomic services that are supported by these buildings.
  • Resilience of communities and societies to cascading effects that propagate across infrastructures and networks of infrastructures.
  • Economic and societal resilience of modern societies and communities during shocks but also to longer term adaptations.
  • Resilience of individuals, depending on social and economic contexts, as well as inter-dependency relationships between individuals and the rest of the society (being communities or national institutions) with respect to risk assessment, risk mitigation and post-crisis recovery.
  • Resilience to changes brought about by population growth, utilization requirements, and environmental conditions.


The draft programme is attached.




To register, please visit https://web.jrc.ec.europa.eu/rem/app.html?#/subscription-form-screen/meetingId=93051 . You will be asked to create an account, if you do not already have one. After you log-in, please click on ‚2ND WORKSHOP ON MODELLIN OF PHYSICAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS FOR RESILIENCE ASSESSMENT‘ and fill-in the online form. Please provide your date of birth and ID card number – this information is necessary for you to access the venue. Please bring the same documents with you on the day of event.