A successful conference and workshop was held at the University of Szeged on 23th-24. March 2023 for identifying and tackling challenges of natural hazards and climate change and their impact on public health. The event was organised in the frame of EUGLOHRIA by the cooperation of the University of Szeged and the Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität München.
On the event more than 90 researchers and stakeholders from 4 continents were participated. The presentations in the plenary and thematic sessions covered a wide range of topics related to human health and social issues and the climate and environmental related stressors and their consequences. The topics of the presentations included e.g. the spatial aspects and modelling of pandemics, human health relations of climatic extremes and pollution, furthermore the increasing importance of climate change and environmental problems for the future societies.
Beside the scientific sessions, a panel discussion was organized with relevant stakeholders to discuss the cooperation possibilities and pitfalls between science and practice in the relevant fields. The panel discussion tried to explore how scientific results are used by relevant stakeholders in their daily operational activity, and what needs are emerging in their area when managing or mitigating climate change-related problems. At the end of the conference a Workshop was organized for sharing ideas and supporting future project generation in the fields of climate change natural hazards and their impacts on human health. At the workshop the participants discussed the funding opportunities, hot topics, knowledge gaps and potential project ideas in small groups applying the Word Coffee method.