Dangerous Landscapes: Re-Thinking Environmental Risk in Low-Income Communities

Meeting or Conference
VolkswagenStiftung (VWS)
27-29 Nov 2017
Germany (Hannover)
Herrenhausen Palace

The Herrenhausen Conference on November 27-29, 2017 is an interdisciplinary platform for developing risk reduction strategies for low-income communities threatened by natural hazards. "Dangerous Landscapes" is part of the Herrenhausen Conference Series initiated by the Volkswagen Foundation.


  • Cluster 1: Towards a Deeper Understanding of Risk

  • Cluster 2: Community-based Knowledge and Coping Strategies

  • Cluster 3: Landscape-based Disaster Risk Management

  • Cluster 4: Weaving and Wiring

Travel Grants

Young PhD researchers and early Post-Docs (max. 5 years since PhD) can apply for one of 30 travel grants to take part in the Herrenhausen Conference "Dangerous Landscapes" in Hanover, Germany. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. The grants include travel expenses to and from Hanover, visa fees (if applicable), as well as accommodation in Hanover.


There are no fees for attendance but registration is essential. If you would like to attend the conference, please register by clicking here


The conference language is English.

Venue and public transport

The conference is held at Herrenhausen Palace, a modern conference center in Hanover, Germany. 

Accommodation for participants

Please note that you are responsible for booking your accommodation. As Hannover is a city that hosts many fairs, we recommend booking a hotel as soon as you register.


Please cancel your registration if you cannot attend the conference. We can offer your place to another person if you cannot attend. Simply use the registration tool to cancel or send us an email.

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