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28 February 2015
Supported by the ICPEM - Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe 2014
Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe

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ICPEM members receive 20% discount on delegate fees with promo code 'ICPEM20'
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- What natural, man-made or cyber threats are emerging that could put your infrastructure at risk?
- How do you identify your infrastructure weaknesses against the potential threats?
- Do you have a strategy to work with your national and international colleagues if an attack occurs?

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- High level conference with leading industry speakers and professionals
- Learn from experiences and challenges from the experts
- Gain insight into national and European CIP developments
- Constructive debate, educational opportunities and cooperation advocacy
- Share ideas and facilitate in valuable inter-agency cooperation

Preliminary Conference Programme

CIPRE 2015 PSG Cover150The Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe Preliminary Conference Programme outlines the event schedule, conference details and information on attending in The Hague, Netherlands on 4th-5th March 2015.
The conference programme delivers a leading line up of international experts to discuss securing Europe’s critical infrastructure.
Further details on the conference programme can be found at www.cipre-expo.com/conference.

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IET logoIET Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 3rd March – 3pm to 5pm
Free to Attend for Delegates to CIPRE

IET round table Open to all professionals working in the field of critical protection and resilience of national network systems and infrastructure, the event will explore the inter-operability of systems for greater resilience across transport, the built environment and communications. Key conclusions from the roundtable will form part of the plenary session on Day 1 of the CIPRE event.

The IET Round Table is FREE OF CHARGE to attend for registered delegates to Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe, but you must PRE-REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE

For further details on the IET Round Table click here >>
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ICPEM Member Discount

ICPEM logoAs an ICPEM member, you can receive an additional 20% on conference delegate fees by quoting promo code 'ICPEM20' at the checkout, giving you a combined discount of around 35% with the Early Bird Discount.
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For full conference programme:
Click here for Day One Programme (4th Mar)…
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Why the need for the discussion:

Article 196 of the Lisbon Treaty enshrines in law that the Union shall encourage cooperation between Member States in order to improve the effectiveness of systems for preventing and protecting against natural or man-made disasters.
The Union’s action shall aim to:
(a) support and complement Member States’ action at national, regional and local level in risk prevention, in preparing their civil-protection personnel and in responding to natural or man-made disasters within the Union;
(b) promote swift, effective operational cooperation within the Union between national civil-protection services;
(c) promote consistency in international civil-protection work.

The ever changing nature of threats, whether natural through climate change, or man-made through terrorism activities, either physical or cyber attacks, means the need to continually review and update policies, practices and technologies to meet these demands.

The Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe conference will deliver debate and discussion on where future threats could arise and how best to manage the changing environment to ensure maximum protection to Europe’s critical infrastructure.

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Why Attend

The European Union is developing its policy on critical energy infrastructures in relation to the European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection (“EPCIP”) which considers measures that will enhance, where necessary, the level of protection of certain infrastructures against external threats.

The integrity of critical infrastructures and their reliable operation are vital for the well-being of the citizens and the functioning of the economy. The implementation of the EPCIP, under Council Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the need to improve their protection, has not been completely successful.

- Learn about the latest issues, threats and risk management challenges.
- Share information, case studies and ideas with international colleagues and peers that you need to work with and may rely on in an unforeseen emergency.
- Discover the latest in technologies and techniques for better securing your infrastructure and how to incorporate these into continuity plans.

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    Speaking organisations include:

    - Ministry of Security & Justice, The Netherlands
    - National Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CNPIC), Spain
    - Fédération de l`Industrie Européenne de la Construction (FIEC), Belgium
    - Swedish Civil Contingencies
    - Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands
    - Content and Technologies Directorate General (DG CONNECT), European Commission
    - European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
    - DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission
    - NATO Operations Division
    - European Centre for Information Policy and Security (ECIPS), CYBERPOL program
    - European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS), Netherlands
    - FORMIT Foundation, Italy
    - Spanish Technology Platform on Industrial Safety (PESI), Spain
    - Network Terrorism Research Association (NTF), Germany
    - ENEA, Italy
    - Symantec, UK
    - ViaSat UK
    - Fraunhofer EMI, Germany
    - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
    - University of Belgrade School of Mechanical Engineering, Serbia
    - SINTEF ICT, Norway
    - Global Resilience, UK

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Who is CIPRE for?

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Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe is for:

• Police and Security Agencies
• Emergency Services
• National government agencies
responsible for national
security and emergency/
contingency planning
• Local Government
• Facilities Managers – Nuclear,
Power, Oil and Gas,
Banking and Financial, ISP’s,
water supply
• Information Managers
• Port Security Managers
• Airport Security Managers
• Transport Security Managers
• Event Security Managers
• Architects
• Civil Engineers
• EU
• Military
• Border Officials

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Institute journal and newsletter

DOWNLOAD OPTION - The lastest edition of Communiqué, the institute's bi-annual newsletter
can be downloaded by clicking on the cover page above (4.5 Mb pdf)

The lastest edition of Alert, the institute's bi-annual journal can be
downloaded by clicking on the cover above (5 Mb pdf)



AJEM - Australian Journal of Emergency Management

(Click on the image to download the lastest version)

Australian Journal of Emergency Management - Volume 30, No.1

This issue includes a foreword by Chris Moraitis PSM, the recently appointed Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department and Chair of the Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee. He discusses the department's upcoming review of the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience.

There are articles on social media and the role it plays in emergency management, an assessment of community disaster resilience for small, high-risk communities on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, and how aged people can be better informed and prepared for disasters.

The issue also includes a mix of academic research and practitioner papers covering:


  • Australia's contributions to the next cycle of Hyogo Framework for Action
  • social architecture considerations in assessing social media for emergency information applications
  • what older people's life experiences tell us about emergency preparedness
  • the future of social media use during emergencies in Australia
  • a reflection on the use of archaeologists at disaster scenes
  • search and rescue in Australia
  • 2014 Resilient Australia Awards
ICDO affiliation

The ICPEM is an Affiliate of the International Civil Defence Organisation


Article - Cognitive Warfare

The Islamic State (IS) group is making huge gains in the battle for hearts and minds.


Lina Kolesnikova, ICPEM Fellow and International Representative, analyses their methods and calls for renewed efforts to counter their message


Her article, 'This is cognitive warfare', is availablefor download here


ICPEM Member publications (authoring or editing)
ICPEM Annual Award of Excellence

The ICPEM annual Award of Excellence was established in order to recognise significant contributions in the field of emergency management.

At the Institute's Conference on 3rd April 2014 the Annual Award of Excellence was awarded to Sarah Alcock.

Sarah Alcock was nominated for the ICPEM Award of Excellence in recognition of her long-term commitment and contribution to resilience, her breadth of activity in the field and, in particular, her management and development of NORMIT, a unique and respected partnership of Business and Public Sector organisations developing Emergency Management and Business Continuity in Norfolk.

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ICPEM 2012-2016 Strategic Plan

All members are encouraged to read the Institute's Strategic Plan 2012-2016.

Strategic planning is the institute's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. 

In order to determine where we are going, the institute needs to know exactly where it stands, then determine where it wants to go and how it will get there. The resulting document is The Strategic Plan.

If you would like to contribute towards the achievement of any of the Strategic Objectives identified in Annex A and become part of the team appointed to achieve a particular objective, please either contact the Team Leader directly, or Tony Moore at tony.moore@icpem.net who will put you in touch with the Team Leader.

Members can download the Strategic Plan by logging in.

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