On 12 September 2013 the insights of the KULTURisk project was presented at the Introductory Session of the Expert Meeting on Risk Prevention and Mitigation: Governing Effective Prevention and Mitigation of Disruptive Shocks, held at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. After a welcoming address by Mr. Mario Marcel, deputy director of Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate of the OECD, and an overview of the objectives of the expert meeting by Cathérine Gamper (PGTDD), Leonardo Alfonso, co-Manager of the KULTURisk Project, made the kick-off presentation entitled: "Why prevention pays", which formally opened the discussion sessions. These discussions included the topics of risk prevention and mitigation in times of fiscal constraints, engagement of the private sector in risk prevention and mitigation, the roles of sub-national governments in risk prevention and mitigation as well as the role of international collaboration. The expert meeting lasted two days and counted with the participation of 21 expert panelist from the OECD members.
Presentations and summary of the expert meeting can be found at the OECD - Risk Management website.