Årets upplaga av sommarkursen VIU-Critical Infrastructure Resilience går 18 – 22 juli och där Jonas Johansson från CenCIP medverkar i undervisningen.
VIU Summer School on Critical Infrastructure Resilience (CIR)
Our societies and the systems we depend on are under increasing pressure. This course aims to offer concrete solutions on decision-making to manage crises and build resilience within our systems. As managers or employees of public & private organizations, as academics working on this topic, we often struggle with the uncertainty associated with crises and how to prioritize our decisions. Covid-19, forest fires and floods, the war have impacted us directly or indirectly. The broad span of these events allows us to differentiate and compare various resilience strategies deployed by governments and businesses. And to see which strategies performed better.
In this 6th edition, the summer school on Critical Infrastructure Resilience (CIR), led by the University of Rome Tor Vergata, offers a pragmatic framework and shares tactical tools used by governments and businesses. The framework reflects both national laws and the International Standard Organization guidelines and is accessible, impact oriented, and pragmatic.
The course combines classical approaches used in disaster risk management, critical infrastructure management and climate change adaptation. The added value of merging several perspectives is that it allows for a better understanding of resilience strategies and options, such as whether to go back to the old normal or move forward and establish a new normal. Most often than not, resilience strategies are successful when they work for the whole sector/system in which they operate. For this, they need to understand the connectivity and the complexity of the system they are working with and identify the nodes, the pressure points from where to gain leverage.
The course consists of a mix of theoretical knowledge, case studies/projects and hands-on exercises. This course will discuss the concept of CI and aims to provide the participants with (i) a clear understanding of the framework and tactical tools, (ii) a series of existing decision-making tools used by public entities, businesses and international organizations, and (iii) peer learning from participant’s experiences.
Erdem Ergin, Tor Vergata University of Rome (Coordinator)
Carlo Giupponi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Jonas Johansson, Lund University
Carlo Papa, Enel Foundation
Giovanni Valtorta, e-distribuzione
Federico Carturan, RiskApp
Albert Chen, University of Exeter
Stefano Salata, Izmir Institute of Technology