2020 International Summer School On Disaster Management

The 5th International Summer School on Disaster Management IS CANCELLED due to concerns over the spread of Covid-19. We value the most the safety and well-being of our students and staff, therefore the cancellation of the event due to take place in July was the wise choice to make, but not the easiest. We will miss meeting you this year.

Stay safe and we are looking forward to welcoming you with a more positive outlook for 2021!



5th International Summer School on Disaster Management

17 – 24 JULY 2020, Cluj-Napoca




Submission deadline: 1 May 2020 (via e-mail at isumadecip@ubbcluj.ro)

Evaluation period: 1-7 May 2020

Results: 8 May 2020

Payment by:15 May 2020


Minimum Requirements:

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

  • Registration form in word format (available here)
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV in English


Participation fee:

The participation fee is 400 EUR. For representatives of the partner institutions the fee is 150 EUR (or 700 lei). The participation fee includes summer school materials, accommodation and meals. Transportation costs will be covered by the participants. The online payment link will be uploaded soon.



Invited lecturers from the international civil protection system and academics.



Disaster risk management - Theory & Concept   |  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)


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.



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

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

Summer School Coordinator                          Dr. Lucrina Ştefănescu



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

“Avram Iancu” Cluj County Inspectorate for Emergency Situations

“Bistrița” County Inspectorate for Emergency Situations

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



See the previouse editions of our summer school:

2019 International Summer School on Disaster Management

2018 International Summer School On Disaster Management