Crisis management is one of the core issues of Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer (UIC) and will be one main topic of the UIC Security Division in 2018. Following the problems related to crisis management, UIC organizes a Workshop on crisis communication and social media with a focus on the use of different communication channels and best practices for the internal and external communication during crisis situations. Another focus will be the use of social media and the related problems (e.g. false information).
The workshop aims to facilitate exchanges of knowledge and best practices between UIC members (e.g. railway undertakings, rail infrastructure managers), other critical infrastructure operators, first responders and blue light organizations, as well as researchers, journalists and communication experts.
Rémy Bossu, EMSC Secretary General and one of the leading CARISMAND experts, gives a talk about the LastQuake app and its effect on global seismic risk reduction, thus presenting and some of the CARISMAND project results, on 14 February 2018.
The event takes place on 13-14 February, in Paris, UIC Headquarters. More details can be found at https://events.uic.org/workshop-on-crisis-communication-and-social-media.