Certificate program "Disaster Legislation"

The aim of the certificate program "Disaster Legislation" is to convey a basic knowledge and understanding of international as well as national disaster legislation.

Short Facts

Certificate of the University of Vienna
2 semester


The certificate program includes the following lectures. The reference to the Modules indicate in which part of the continuing education (master's) program these lectures will be held in.

Lecture ECTS Credits Type
From Module 1: Fundamentals of Risk Prevention and Disaster Management    
Introduction to Risk Prevention and Disaster Management 2 VO
From Module 3: Risk Prevention and Mitigation Strategies    
Legal, Political and Socioeconomic Fundamentals of Risk Prevention 2 VO
From Module 4: Response and Recovery    
Legal and Organisational Aspects of Response and Recovery Strategies 4 VO
European Civil Protection Mechanism 3 UE
From Module 7e: International, European and Austrian Legislation concerning Risk Prevention and Disaster Management    
International, European and Austrian Laws on Risk Prevention and Disaster Management 3 VU
Final Presentation of a chosen topic from "Disaster Legislation" 1 -

Course Types:

  • VO - Vorlesung (Lecture without continuous assessment, attendance not compulsory)
  • VU - Vorlesung mit Übungscharakter (Lecture with Exercises, attendance compulsory)
  • UE - Übung (Exercises, attendance compulsory)
  • SE - Seminar (attendance compulsory)