Volker Stillig

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Volker  Stillig
Over Volker Stillig

Volker Stillig started his professional career in 2008 at the German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance. Between 2008 and 2012 he worked as a lecturer at the Office's Academy for Crisis Management, Emergency Planning and Civil Protection. He conducted seminars and courses for Disaster Management Agencies and for other stakeholders in the public and private sector.

From 2012 until 2016 Volker worked for the Federal Office's department crisis management as project manager to plan, execute en evaluate large-scale interministerial and interstate crisis management exercises involving the highest crisis committees and crisis management structures. The objective was to improve the interaction between the stakeholders involved and thus their ability to respond to exceptional crisis situations. Also, the stimulation of a culture of close co-operation and decision-making within crisis management organizations was essential.

Volker was also an additional member of the German Joint Information and Situation Centre (GMLZ) which ensures information and resource management for the Federal government, the Länder and organizations in the event of large-scale damage scenarios or other incidents of national importance. GMLZ is also involved in international requests for help.

Since 2016 Volker has worked for Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Enschede/ Deventer (the Netherlands) as lecturer and researcher in the study course Safety & Security studies. Main focus: lecturing in crisis and disaster management issues and related decision-making and communication aspects. He is also project manager for the Safety & Security LAB where students, lecturers, and professionals conduct projects.

Volker holds a masters degree in Disaster Management and Risk Governance.

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