How do we as societies or groups perceive risks? How can the concept of society be understood and defined? And how should we think about and deal with risks in the future? Yesterday, Prof. Dr. Martin Voss from the Disaster Research Centre Berlin tried to find answers to these questions with his talk on risk culture as part of the event series “Climate crisis meets civil protection”. The lecture focused on the different roles of scientific evidence and the social behavior of a society, both of which shape our understanding of risk culture.

The lecture was followed by a discussion round in which the 70 participants took part with questions in person and online.

In the coming days, you will find the recording on the DKKV YouTube channel and the presentation slides on the website.

The BuK and DKKV would like to thank all participants and especially Martin Voss for the interesting presentation.

Next year, on January 11, 2024, we will welcome Özden Terli (ZDF) on the topic of “Risk communication and social adaptation” at the VHS in Bonn. The flyer with a teaser for the lecture, as well as the possibility to register for online and face-to-face participation can be found on our website. Please note the separate registration for participation in presence and online.