International Conference on Safe and Secure Society



The Fire Rescue Service of the South Bohemian Region, the South Bohemian Region, the College of European and Regional Studies, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences of the University of South Bohemia in Č. Budějovice are hereby inviting you to 8th international scientific Conference Safe and Secure Society:

Safe and Secure Society 2024

Emergency – We help ourselves and can do it together as well

9th – 10th October 2024


MEVPIS – International Environmental Educational, Advisory and Information Centre of Water Protection, Na Valše 207, Vodňany. The more detailed information can be found in the ”Programme“ bookmark.

The conference is held under the patronage of the Governor of the South Bohemian Region Mr. Martin Kuba and a Member of the Committee on Security, the Chamber of Deputies, the Parliament of the Czech Republic Mr. Šimon Heller.

Extraordinary events of natural or anthropogenic origin have occurred all over the world ever since. Many of them are associated with the four elements that create the basic components of the world. They can be understood as indomitable natural forces, including fire, water, earth and air. These four elements also pose risks to the safety of human society. The essential topic of the conference is the imaginary fifth element of “man” and its impact on security, which is addressed from various perspectives in relation to crisis management. For example, dealing with the consequences of human activity in accidents, wars and epidemics in terms of intervention, crisis management and psychosocial support.

The conference “Safe and Secure Society 2024” is an opportunity to meet and exchange the experience of people and organizations involved in helping others in different contexts of emergencies and disasters. It builds on the tradition of conferences organized by the Czech Fire Rescue Service and it is the eighth part of the conferences called “We Know about Us” and “Safe and Secure Society”, held in the South Bohemian Region. Extraordinary events cannot be prevented but it is necessary to prepare for them, be able to respond to them and reduce their consequences. The effective and quality assistance to the affected persons should be versatile. Therefore it is important to provide it with all local sources, cooperating together.

The conference provides a platform for meetings of experts dealing with security issues at regional, national and international level. The conference focuses on:

  • Getting familiar with the practical experience of each organization in emergencies associated with the “human” element.
  • Comparing current approaches to dealing with emergencies on “human” element topic in terms of crisis management, rescue and psychosocial assistance, presenting the possibilities of involvement of non-governmental non-profit organizations, international assistance and development cooperation.
  • Creating space for people, communities, and organizations to come closer together.


We cooperate with Security Science Journal

The peer-reviewed proceedings with ISBN, which will be published in electronic form, will be an output of the conference. The proceedings will be submitted for the assessment to the Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI). The information on the possibility of publishing in the proceedings and the formal editing of the papers can be found on the conference web page in the “Information for authors of contributions to the proceedings” bookmark.