IMPACT Final Event – Managing socio-cultural factors during emergencies in public transport systems

The event will take place on the 21st and 22nd of September at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Rome. The final event will bring together experts, researchers, practitioners, and relevant stakeholders in the different transport domains such as: service providers, first responders, law enforcement, national and international regulators. It will be a great opportunity to:

  1. create a wider community around the theme of multicultural and social factors in emergency management in transport domains;
  2. present, validate and discuss the final results achieved by the project;
  3. exchange best practices and generalise findings with other research Projects and to other domains.

Keynote speakers will provide the impetus for a discussion on current research trends in socio-cultural aspects relevant for ensuring safety and security in modern transport hubs.
IMPACT final event will host a panel session dedicated to the LETS-CROWD Project recently started.


DAY 1: 21 SEPTEMBER 2017 (14H30-18H30)

14:00–14:15 Welcome
14:15–15:30 Panel discussion on Multi-Cultural Crowd Behaviours & Round Table with relevant stakeholders in the transport field.
Keynote speaker: Gert Jan Hofstede, associate professor, INF group, Social Sciences, Wageningen University
15:30–16:45 Panel discussion on Emergency Crowd Management & Round Table with relevant stakeholders in the transport field.
Keynote speaker: Marcel Altenburg, Enterprise Delivery Fellow “Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis” Manchester Metropolitan University
16:45–17:00 Coffee Break
17:00–18:15 Panel discussion on security research challenges in mass gathering events and round table (this session will be lead by LETS-CROWD project)
Keynote speaker: Santiago Caceres Elvira, LETS-CROWD Project Coordinator, ETRA I+D
from 18:30 Networking Event – Cocktail & Dinner

DAY 2: 22 SEPTEMBER 2017 (8H45-14H30)

8:45–9:00 Welcome coffee
9:00–12:00 Interactive Parallel Sessions to present, assess and validate the main results of the IMPACT project:

  • Theoretical Framework & Agent Based Models
  • Risk Assessment Methodology and Mitigation measures
  • Multi-cultural Training Package
12:00–13:15 Panel discussion on Culture, Transport & infrastructure Policy & Round Table with relevant stakeholders in the transport field.
Keynote speaker: TBD
13:15–13:30 Closing Remarks
13:30–14:30 Goodbye Lunch