Deadline extension

Hi everyone,

If the quality and diversity of abstract submissions are anything to go by, we should have a great conference next year!

In addition, we are extending the deadline for abstract submission until December 15 (space permitting). You can still submit your abstract via the website or via email.

Authors who have submitted their abstracts will hear as soon as possible whether it is accepted.

Best regards,

The Organizing Team

Uploading an abstract

[EDIT: The technical issues should be resolved now. If you still cannot upload an abstract, you are ofcourse welcome to send it to us via email]

We are currently experiencing some technical issues with uploading an abstract through the website. If you cannot upload an abstract, please send it to us via e-mail ( Hopefully this issue will be resolved as soon as possible.



Announcing NEEDS 3

We are happy to announce the third edition of the Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies! In 2018 the conference will be hosted by the VU University in Amsterdam in the Amsterdam public library (located in the heart of the historic city center). The conference will take place 21-23 March 2018.

The NEEDS conference aims to explore the status quo of crisis and disaster research and management. The conference wishes to harness its broad, interdisciplinary expertise by gathering crisis and disaster researchers from academic institutions and practitioners from the crisis and disaster management community to build networks and to discuss the most pressing issues in disaster research across the academic and practical disciplines.

In 2018 we wish to continue the NEEDS tradition of bringing together academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines. Panels will focus on topics such as disaster risk reduction, community response, crisis communication and social media, resilience, crisis governance, social networks, humanitarian aid, and disaster tales and popular culture.

Mark your agendas for NEEDS 2018!