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Upcoming European security conferences & exhibits (18/10/2016)

Events Calendar

Here are some upcoming events related to European civil security we think readers should be aware of:

Network and Information Security Workshop
17-18 October 2016, Bratislava, SK

3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management
17-21 October 2016, Lyon, FR

Cyber Security EU Cyber Security Conference (CSE 2016)
18 October 2016, Leeds, UK

KET4Dual Final Joint Workshop
26 October 2016, Brussels, BE (no hyper-link yet)

ISCRAM-med 2016
26-28 October 2016, Madrid, ES

5th ENISA/EC3 Workshop
7 November 2016, The Hague, NL

Radical Awareness Network High-Level Conference
8-9 November 2016, Brussels, BE

3rd informal meeting of the CSIRTs Network
9 November 2016, The Hague, NL

ISSE 2016
15-16 November 2016, Paris, FR

Reforming the Common European Asylum System
16 November 2016, Brussels, BE

4th Annual Cyber Security Conference
17 November 2016, Brussels, BE

Smarter Borders
22-23 November 2016, London, UK

PSC Europe Forum Conference
22-24 November 2016, Athens, GR

UK Security Expo 2016
30 November – 1 December 2016, London, UK

7th Annual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference
1 December 2016, Brussels, BE

RPAS CivOps 2016
6-7 December 2016, Brussels, BE

World Border Security Congress
6-8 December 2016, Athens, GR

Countering Drones Conference
6-8 December 2016, London, UK

Water Safety and Security
12 December 2016, Brussels, BE (no hyper-link yet)

International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management
13-15 December 2016, Vienna, AUS

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology
30-31 January 2017, Rome, IT

10th Annual Border Security Conference
15-16 February 2017, Rome, IT

2017 World Border Security Congress
21-23 March 2017 Casablanca, Morocco

2nd CBRNe Research and Innovation Conference
29 May – 1 June 2017, Lyon, FR

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