• Mami Mizutori
    Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of UNDRR
  • Armin Schuster
    Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance
  • Dr. Bärbel Kofler
    Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Assistance
  • Christian Reuter
    Secretary General
    German Red Cross
  • Dr. Irene Mihalic
    Domestic Policy Spokesperson
    Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
  • Mario Dobovisek
    Editor and Presenter
25.10.2021 // 2:30 pm

Recommendations for public warnings from social science research

We present and discuss recommendations for public warnings based on the research project “Psychological and Social Aspects of Warnings for the Population” (SAWaB).
From 2018-2020, we, researchers from the universities of Jena and Greifswald conducted a research project (Psychological and Social Aspects of Warnings for the Population; SAWaB) about social science perspectives on public warnings for the German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) (the project report will be published in autumn 2021). The project resulted in user-centered recommendations for public warnings, which will also be published in cooperation with the BBK. The recommendations address persons in public authorities responsible for public warnings.

In this workshop, we will discuss key recommendations based on the state of the art, scholarly literature, and our own research with potential end-users, e.g. participants from fire brigades, and workshop participants.

Dr. Gesine Hofinger

Forschungsstelle interkulturelle und komplexe Arbeitswelten, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Dr. Gesine Hofinger, psychologist, works on Human Factors and Safety with the research and consulting company Team HF and at the Friedrich-Schiller- University of Jena. Focus of her research is human behaviour and safety. Among her areas of application are civil protection and disaster management, crisis and emergency management, patient safety.
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Samuel Tomczyk
Juniorprofessor für Digital Health and Prevention
University of Greifswald
Samuel Tomczyk is a junior professor for Digital Health and Prevention at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Greifswald. His research uses a mixed methods approach to focus on technology acceptance and readiness in the population as well as crisis communication and digital prevention in health- and security-related contexts. This comprises the analysis of public warnings and the examination of barriers and facilitators regarding the use of digital prevention (e.g., crisis apps or mobile health apps).
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