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The Joint Seminar on systemic Risks and Lessons Learned, held in Karlskoga, Sweden, on September 20, 2004, was an expert seminar to raise awareness on the importance of addressing systemic risks in a holistic manner on the territory; to increase the sensitivity of risk assessors and managers with regard to mainstreaming lessons learned from disasters and �near misses� into risk management practice; and to build critical mass towards the creation of expert networks on systemic risks and lessons learned. This report describes the background of the seminar topic, and summarises the main results and conclusions of the seminar presentations and discussion. Proposals for further actions and research are also presented.

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Authors: VETERE ARELLANO A L et al, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21404 EN (2004), 51 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
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