Czech Red Cross

Who is responsible for psychosocial support (PSS)?

Karel Konecny – Chief of Emergency Response Unit


Contact for PSS

Emergency Response Unit

Karel Konecny

Phone: +420 602 247 208

ERU general e-mail: ukt.cck(at)
e-mail: konecny.karel(at)
e-mail2: karel.konecny21(at)


Website of the national society or PSS (national society) (ERU sites – english version)


Field of psychosocial support at the moment

  • Coordination of PSS and crisis intervetion in the disaster´s moment
  • Network for PSS - among GO and NGO´s companies
  • Disaster management
  • Preparing a framework for PSS defining minimum standards in Czech Red Cross
  • PSS, PFA Training for CRC members


Scope of other activities:

  • Coordination of humanitarian and first aid
  • Cooperation with terain crisis team
  • Increasing expertise relating to PSS and crisis intervention
  • Support local teams of Czech Red Cross


Recent emergencies and disasters in Czech Republic relating to PSS:

2006: Olomouc – Moravia (floods)
2009: Novy Jicin – Moravia (floods)
2009: Jesenik - Moravia (floods)
2010: Troubky - Moravia (floods)
2010: Liberec – Czech (floods)
2012: Bzenec – Moravia (forest fire –emergency status only)
2013: Melnik – Czech (floods)




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