The first Croatian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (1CroCEE), held on the first anniversary of the 2020 Zagreb earthquake, was a ''gamechanger'' in Croatia in terms of raising the level of knowledge, connecting experts (promoting international cooperation) and maintaining a high level of risk awareness following the earthquakes that struck central Croatia twice in one year. It emerged in the response to the need for reconstruction and as a conclusion to the many post-earthquake activities. The conference was a great success gathering more than 700 researchers, practicing engineers and architects, government representatives, students and others from 26 countries.
The second Croatian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (2CroCEE), planned on the third anniversary of the 2020 Zagreb earthquake, aims to enforce a continuous and decisive ''playing with earthquakes'' in a small and vulnerable country like Croatia. With this conference, we want to establish a new tradition where earthquakes are not forgotten (even if they do not occur very often) and where knowledge is passed on to new generations. In hope of bringing us together again, we invite you to share knowledge, expertise, ideas and experiences that are crucial for the reconstruction process of the earthquake-struck areas, which is a hot topic in Croatia.
This is a unique opportunity for technical visits to the earthquake-affected areas and reconstruction sites in Zagreb and Petrinja to experience the ''power of the enemy'' and share experiences and lessons learned for resilient communities which is of utmost importance for stable future development as well as for the preservation of our rich cultural heritage.
Join us at 2CroCEE to shake Croatia with knowledge and establish a new tradition aimed at reconstructing the past for a resilient future.