Cultural Centre

09:00 Opening Keynote, Deputy Spokeswoman of the Republic of Cyprus Ms Klelia Vasiliou
09:10 Welcome Message, Rector of European University Cyprus and Honorary Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Nicosia Risk Forum, Prof Kostas Gouliamos
09:20 Introduction and Agenda Setting, Director of CERIDES, Prof George Boustras


Cultural Centre – Expert Panel on Risks from Natural Catastrophes – Chaired by George Boustras

Auditorium Beta – Session on EU Funded Projects – Chaired by George Kioumourtzis

Omega Room – Session on PhD Students – Chaired by Ioannis Anyfantis

09:30 Andreas Frantzis, Director of Civil Defense 09:30 – 09:50 Nicos Rodosthenous, CDA College, Cyprus, “Uncertainty in the Tourism sector Safety and Security Management in an evolving environment” 09:30 – 09:50 Ilona Lasica, EUC
09:45 Dr Kleanthis Nicolaides, Director of Department of Meteorology 09:50 -10:10 Evangelos Katsaros, EUC, “Public – Private Sectors Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction in Armenia: The ALTER Project” 09:50 – 10:10 Cleo Varianou – Mikellidou, EUC, “Ageing in the Workplace”
10:00 Andreas Christofi, Cyprus Fire Service 10:10 – 10:30 Dr Alexandros Bartzas, Space Hellas, Greece, “HEIMDALL: Multi-Hazard Cooperative Management Tool For Data Exchange, Response Planning and Scenario Building” 10:10 – 10:30 Savvas Papasavvas, University of Leicester
10:15 Andreas Christou, Chief Conservator of Forests, “Forest Fires in Cyprus in the last 100 years” 10:30 – 10:50 Dr Michael Skitsas, Aditess Ltd, Cyprus, “Resisto- RESIlience enhancement and risk control platform for communication infraSTructure Operators” 10:30 – 10:50 Haris Lysiotis, National Guard, Cyprus, “Safe Ammunition Storing in Urban Areas, Proposing the ‘Mari-Vasilikos’ Directive for Military Installations”
10:30 – 10:45 Discussion 10:50 – 11:10 Chris Bachtsetzis, EUC, Cyprus, “Safe Management of Chemicals in Micro Firms”
10:45 – 11:00 Break


Cultural Centre – Session on Risks from Natural and Manmade Disasters – Chaired By Christodoulos Efstathiades

Auditorium Beta – National and International Challenges in Risk Assessment – Chaired by Evangelos Katsaros

Omega Room – Session on EU Funded Projects – Chaired by Thanasis Sfetsos

11:00 – 11:20 Nicolas Kamakiotis, Safety & Security Expert, “East Attica Disaster, Deploying Safety Management Principles towards Evolution” 11:00 – 11:20 Dr Nikolas Kyriakides, Cyprus University of Technology, “National Risk Assessment Study for Cyprus” 11:00 – 11:20 Georgios Eftychidis, KEMEA, Greece, “The MEDEA Project”
11:20 – 11:40 Dr Olga Aneziri, NCSR Demokritos, Greece, “Safety and Security of ports with LNG bunkering systems” 11:20 – 11:40 Nicholas Paris, Civil Defense Force, “Societal risk perceptions: The case of Cyprus” 11:20 – 11:40 Dr Michael Skitsas, Aditess Ltd, Cyprus “The EU Circle Project”
11:40 – 12:00 Stavros Panagiotou, Vassilikos Cement Works Public Ltd, “Emergency and Disaster Management of VCW” 11:40 – 12:00 Dr Alex Altshuler, Founding Director of the Research and Development Department, Israel National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) and Chair of the National Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee of the National Knowledge and Research Center in Emergency Readiness, “Research-practice integration in emergency management and DRR – towards inclusive and cooperative ecosystem: global and regional imperative and the Israeli case” 11:40 – 12:00 Dr. Apostolos Axenopoulos, CERTH, “The ASGARD project: Ιmproving efficiency of LEA, Industry and Researchers collaboration in Security Research projects”
12:00 – 12:20 Dr Prodromos Psarropoulos, NTUA, Greece “The impact of seismicity and geohazards of SE Europe on the safety and the cost of onshore and offshore energy projects” 12:00 – 12:20 Evangelos Katsaros, EUC, Center of Excellence in Risk Management: A Joint Effort of EUC and University of Western Macedonia 12:00 – 12:20 Francesca Borga, EPC srl, and Albrecht Beck, Prepared International UG, “Improving Urban Resilience in Multicultural Societies”
12:20 – 12:40 Toward Performance‑Driven Risk Monitoring for Induced Seismicity: Development of ad-hoc Fragility Curves, Konstantinos G. Megalooikonomou, University of Cyprus 12:20 – 12:40 Danai Kazantzidou-Firtinidou, KEMEA, “Scenario-based Seismic Risk Assessment for Cyprus” 12:20 – 12:40 Dr Thanasis Sfetsos, NCSR Demokritos, “Engaging critical infrastructure stakeholders for climate change risks”
12:40 – 13:00 Constantinos Savvides, VTTV, Cyprus 12:40 – 13:00 Evangelos Katsaros, EUC and Nadia Di Iulio, EPSCSRL “Epicuro: European Partnership for Innovative Resilient Cities” 12:40 – 13:00 Dr. George Kioumourtzis, EUC, “I-Lead, Innovation for Law Enforcement Agencies”
13:00 – 14:15 Networking Lunch


Auditorium Beta – High Level Panel on Energy and Geopolitical Risks in the SE Europe Area, moderated by Michalis Tsikalas, Chief Editor of Kathimerini Cyprus

14:15 – 14:30 Mr Shmuel (Sammy) Revel, HE the Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Cyprus
14:30 – 14:50 Mr Stephen Lillie, CMG, HE the High Commissioner of UK to the Republic of Cyprus
14:50 – 15:05 Dr Andreas Poullikkas, Chairman, Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority, Cyprus, “Energy Regulatory Challenges Towards 2050”
15:05 – 15:20 Dr Elias Kyriakides, KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence, University of Cyprus, “Intelligent Monitoring, Control, and Security of Electric Power Systems”
15:20 – 15:40 Discussion


Auditorium Beta – Session on Regional Dimensions in Risk Reduction – Chaired By Dr. Yianna Danidou

15:40 – 16:00 Deborah Shmueli, University of Haifa, National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Readiness – concept and vision Prof Babak Akhgar, CENTRIC, UK, “Situational awareness for Safety and Security of citizens”
16:00 – 16:20 Prof Babak Akhgar, CENTRIC, UK, “Situational awareness for Safety and Security of citizens”


Auditorium Beta – Novel Technologies – Chaired by Dr. Konstantinos Katzis

16:20 – 16:40 Zacharias Sarris, ALTUS, “multi level maritime ISR for security and environmental applications”
16:40 – 17:00 Nikolaos Koutras, ADITESS Ltd, Cyprus, “When research is put into practise”
17:00 – 17:20 Chris Ttiniozou, I-Spiral, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Risk management


Auditorium Beta – Political Risks – Chaired by Dr. Christos Dimopoulos

17:20 – 17:40 Dr Adonis Pegasiou, NOEMA Advisors, Cyprus – An Introduction to Political Risk: A Practical Approach
17:40 – 18:00 Nicholas Karides, Ampersand, Cyprus – The Risks from Risky Journalism


Auditorium Beta – Keynote Speech

18:00 HE the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr Nikos Christodoulides