Links & Instructions to get access to the 2-days event:
1. Digital Online Attendance on 14th June 2022 (9:00-10:45AM) : click here and register to the zoom call https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlf-mgqjkjH9dL7dqiJJ2h0wKQcxuVToHq
2. Physical Attendance in Tirana (Polis University Tirana) and in Pordenone “Live from Tirana” on 14-15th June 2022 (9:00 AM-18:00PM) - register in time on the link of event physical attendance
https://forms.gle/ZBy8AMd3HdmscnBQA (registration form to be filled by 10.06.2022 at the latest).
The COVID-19 pandemic evidenced the inadequate capacity of society at all levels in responding to emergency situations revealing a low awareness of the risk also due to the lack of a clear and shared institutional communication strategy. Inadequate unclear or contradictory communication was one of the factors that sometimes compromised the effectiveness of the measures adopted even in countries where emergency management plans and initiatives are in place. The challenge of adequate communication in emergency conditions was revealed in all its dramatic nature also on the occasion of the earthquakes sequence that struck Albania in September-November 2019 in that circumstance in fact the spread of scientifically unfounded news through the media and on the web contributed to increasing panic with dramatic consequences for the population. Moreover several earthquakes occurred in neighboring countries (e.g. Croatia, Greece) also during the COVID-19 emergency these last earthquakes although of moderate intensity highlighted the difficulty of managing multi-hazard contexts in an already critical framework. In such circumstances individual awareness based on solid long-term training and clear and reliable emergency communication plays a decisive role in enabling an adequate response by citizens. Citizens in fact are the first architects of their own safety and communication through media/social media can be used to properly guide their actions instead of letting them be guided by panic.