Crisis Communication from a Citizen Perspective –
Urban Risks and Crises


For the ECREA Crisis 7 we encourage participants to suggest papers and panel proposals that address the citizen perspectives of crisis communication in urban settings, but of course even contributions addressing other themes are welcome too. We encourage new approaches to theory, methodology, education and training, practice, as well as the intersection of technology in the context of risk and crisis. We invite both researchers and practitioners and are looking for cross-disciplinary approaches from communication, journalism, business, marketing, health, law politics, policing, cross-cultural research, education, and training.



Societal unrest – with focus on socio-political events and issues that create believes or feelings of dissatisfaction with government policies within specific groups or the whole population, for example related to organised crime, issues of inequality, racism, hooliganism, or serious public health emergencies.

Natural disasters – with focus on natural hazards that cause significant human, material, or symbolic damage, for example, earthquakes, floodings and hurricanes.

Major accidents - with focus on major emergencies that seriously affect a society, for example major traffic accidents or train derailments, a plane crash, gas leaks or chemical spills.

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Key dates

January 2023: Opening of registration and abstract submission

April 27, 2023: Deadline for abstract (or panel proposal) submission

May, 2023: Notifications are sent by the end of the month




ECREA Crisis7 is hosted by University of Gothenburg 




Contact us:
ECREA Crisis7  Local organization



We wish to thank the following partners for the support: