On 12 and 13 March 2012 the FOCUS Winter School took place at the University of Naural Resources and Life Sciences (and the Hotel Sacher on the 2nd Day). FOCUS is dedicated to security research, in particular future scenario planning in an EU context. Risks, disasters, threats and the underlying human factors were addressed and assessed from both a local and global perspective.
Wolfgang Kromp addressed several risks and enemies in his opening talk. Nature has always been a major threat for society, one that asks for human’s creativity. Alexander Siedschlag emphasised the importance of scenario foresight (there will be sessions and reporting on foresight in the afternoon, as well as on ethics.) The opening was followed by an introduction by participants – with backgrounds ranging from the military over security research to risk engineering. (more…)