October 12, 2017 - Think Tank 1 - "CCA & DRR" in Berlin


Download Think Tank 1 Agenda and Stakeholder Information



09.00 – 09.30     Welcome Address and Coffee

Introduction into the day

09.30 – 12.30     The ESPREssO “Game”

The ESPREssO game is an exercise we have developed to elicit stakeholder opinions and capture decision-making processes. Stakeholders will be split into small groups where a disaster scenario will play out and reactions and responses recorded. This will be a 3 hour exercise, with each hour representing 10 years, so it will fairly intensively capture real-life responses to a simulated disaster situation. It should also be enjoyable and informative! ESPREssO Partners will be information providers and Stakeholders will be responders.

12.30 – 13.30     Working Lunch

Discussion and preparation for presentation of the results and chosen strategy of the groups

13.30 – 14.30     Presentation of the group work

Each group will present their results and strategy to the Think Tank

14.30 – 15.00     Discussion and prize

The strategy of each group will be discussed and evaluated. Selection of the favoured strategy will be decided by a vote and the best awarded a prize.

15.00 – 15.20     Coffee

15.20 – 16.30     Post-it session with feedback from stakeholders related to open-issues surrounding the Challenge.

Stakeholders will have an opportunity to give feedback related to the open issues associated with ESPREssO’s Challenge 1, which is exploring synergies between Climate Change Adaptation with Disaster Risk Reduction.

16.30 – 17.00     Conclusion

Wrap-up and feedback from Stakeholders and recommendations for the next two Think Tanks.

(These will be held in Zurich in January 2018, discussing trans-boundary issues and likely Naples in April 2018, discussing integration of science and policy. More information will follow in due course).

17.00 – 18.00     Champagne reception


Please note, the venue is 10min to Berlin train station and 30 min to the airport. Details as follows:

Hotel link.

Travel from Main Train Station, Berlin: Take either of the trains RE3, RE4, RE5, RE 10 and get off at Berlin Potsdamer Platz Bahnhof (1 stop), from there, walk approximately 5 minutes.

Travel from Airport Tegel: Take bus X9 and get off at S+U Jungfernheide Bahnhof (2 stops), change to RB10, direction S Südkreuz Bhf, and get off at Berlin Potsdamer Platz Bahnhof (2 stops), from there, walk approximately 5 minutes.

You can also look up your route with following link


Download Think Tank 1 Agenda and Stakeholder Information