Multidisciplinary Nordic Symposium

Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland

May 4-5 2015

This Nordic Symposium will bring together a multidisciplinary group of experts including administrators, academics and students as well as stakeholders working in the field, to discuss the role of local social services in times of disaster. The Nordic countries are known for their extensive welfare systems and the importance of local social services in providing universal care to all members of the public. The aim of the Symposium is to discuss the roles of local social services in preparedness, emergency response and the aftermath of disasters and how social services can enhance the resilience of residents and communities under such circumstances.

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Registration will be open from February 20th until April 15th 2015

Please note that the number of participants is limited and thus it is important to register as soon as possible. The symposium fee of 100€ includes lunch and refreshments. A symposium dinner on May 4th is optional and costs 100€.

Participants are responsible for the reservations and cost of their travel and accommodation. Please note that until March 1st 2015 a number of rooms for symposium participants will be reserved at Hotel Marina in central Reykjavik ( You must however make your own hotel reservations. You can make a reservation either by email to or by phone 00354 444 4000. The reservation number is RG038244.