2019 International Summer School on Disaster Management



4th International Summer School on Disaster Management

12 – 19 JULY 2019, Arcalia, Bistriţa-Năsăud county


Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering - Research Institute for Sustainability and Disaster Management based on High Performance Computing (ISUMADECIP)



Department for Emergency Situations within the Ministry of Internal Affairs (DSU), Romania

General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations within the Ministry of Internal Affairs (IGSU), Romania

National University of Public Services (NUPS), Hungary

Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa (DiMTEC), University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

ECO-Innovation Cluster for Sustainable Environment (CLEMS), Romania

National Center for Disaster Management Foundation (CN APELL – RO), Romania

Research-Development Institute for Environmental Protection Technologies and Equipment (ICPE) Bistrita, Romania


Trainers:Invited lecturers from the international civil protection system and academics.

Director of the Summer School:                     Prof. Eng. Alexandru Ozunu

Academic coordinator:                                     Dr. Lucrina Ştefănescu


Venue of the summer school: Arcalia castle, Bistrita-Nasaud county, Romania

For more info regarding the venue please visit https://www.ubbcluj.ro/en/structura/sport/complexul_arcalia



Disaster risk management - Theory & Concepts

Disaster environment

Disaster Management Cycle

The national and international DM system

Disaster response planning

Needs assessment for disaster response

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for disaster management

Information management, information and decision flow in disaster management

Technical and logistical aspects in disaster response

First aid

Disaster risk communication

Exercise design and preparation

Exercise in field (continuously for 48 hours)


Minimum Requirements:

In order to apply for the Summer School, you must provide the following:

  • Registration form in word format (to be found HERE)
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV in English


Participation fee:

The participation fee is 300 EUR. For representatives of the partner institutions the fee is 130 EUR (or 620 lei). The participation fee includes summer school materials, accommodation and meals. Transportation costs will be covered by the participants. Please use the following payment link only after your selection has been confirmed by the organizers https://plati.ubbcluj.ro/en/Event/Details/59.


Important notes:

The summer school involves outdoor activities (2 nights in tents) and you are kindly asked to have proper equipment (boots, warm clothes, raincoats, sleeping bags). The dormitories are 4 beds each (shared bathroom).

The summer school is assigned 4 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). The language of the summer school is English.


Submission deadline: 1 May 2019 (via e-mail at isumadecip@ubbcluj.ro)

Evaluation period: 1-5 May 2019

Results: 6 May 2019

Payment by: 15 May 2019

More details on: isumadecip.institute.ubbcluj.ro