24 September 2018 - 25 September 2018
Paris, France

Joint OECD-JRC Workshop “System thinking for critical infrastructure resilience and

Senior research scholar Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler from the RISK program was invited to give a keynote speech at the OECD – JRC joint workshop on critical infrastructure resilience and security

© Ivan Bandura | public domain

© Ivan Bandura | public domain

The joint workshop by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission Joint Research Center (JRC) invited experts from critical infrastructure operators, the policy community and academia to

  • exchange on risks threatening critical infrastructure
  • discuss inter-dependencies
  • and share good policy practices
    for strengthening the resilience of these interconnected networks.

    The workshop will provide an opportunity to exchange on tools and practices in place already, exchange on the use of data-sets, models and methodologies for risk assessments and policy design and identify governance gaps in critical infrastructure resilience. It is envisioned that the workshop will contribute to the development of best practice guidance on public policies for increasing resilience of critical infrastructure and action points to strengthen evidence-based policy-making in this sphere.

    Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler (RISK) will give a talk on new innovative approaches for assessing infrastructure resilience, developing indicators and data for smart infrastructures. Focus of his talk will be on stochastic methods that can take individual, cascading effects and systemic risks explicitly into account within an integrative framework.

    Critical Infrastructure

    Critical infrastructure refers to processes, systems, facilities, technologies, networks, assets and services essential to the health, safety, security or economic well-being of a society and the effective functioning of government. Critical infrastructure can be stand-alone or interconnected and interdependent within and across provinces, territories and national borders. Disruptions of critical infrastructure could result in catastrophic loss of life, adverse economic effects and significant harm to public confidence.

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Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler

Senior Research Scholar

Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group|Advancing Systems Analysis Program

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