Conference on Community Resilience

(focus on Economic Resilience)

World Institute for Disaster Risk Management In Collaboration With The University of Minho and Arizona State University


The world is experiencing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression in the 30s. Since 2007, the developed countries are facing successive bank failures, credit crunch, massive layoffs, bankruptcies of large companies and the rapid vanishing of small businesses that sustain many economies.

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Aims and Scope of the Conference

Portugal is one of the countries under bailout, implementing severe austerity measures to reduce its large public deficit. Thus, Portugal clearly needs urgent actions to make the state and organizations resilient.


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