Nordic Welfare Watch

Social Services in Times of Disaster - Multidisciplinary Nordic Symposium


The Nordic Welfare Wath - in Response to Crisis) and NSSA (The Nordic Social Security Academy) co-hosted the symposium Social Services in Times of Disaster in Reykjavík, May 4-5, 2015.

The objective of the symposium was to discuss the roles of local social services in preparedness, emergency response and the aftermath of disasters and how social services can enhance the resilience of residents and communities under such circumstances. Around 70 experts, academics, students and stakeholders participated in the Symposium.