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Department of Spatial Planning

Entering risk dialogue - KRITIS workshop in Schleiden

On 23 November 2023, a workshop with representatives from various areas of critical infrastructure (KRITIS) took place at the Vogelsang IP conference centre in Schleiden. The participants included representatives from utility companies such as Telekom, e-regio and Westnetz as well as from the disaster control organisations of the districts of Euskirchen, Rhein-Erft, Düren, Städteregion Aachen and Ahrweiler. At the kick-off event on 17 April 2023, the essential importance of networking among the KRITIS stakeholders was already emphasised to promote interregional cooperation.

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Criticality analysis work phase, November 2023

A key component of the workshop was the identification and expansion of cascade chains in the KRITIS sectors of energy (electricity), telecommunications & information technology, transport & traffic, emergency & rescue, and disaster management. Important findings regarding the restrictions and failures caused by the 2021 flood disaster in the respective sectors as well as the corresponding consequences and interdependencies with other KRITIS sectors were discussed.

Following the work phase on the criticality analysis, Rebel Deutschland GmbH introduced the development of a communication concept and the development of a mission statement for resilient regions. The aim of the project is to strengthen regional resilience to crises in the long term.

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Participants of the KRITIS workshop, November 2023