From 7th to 9th of June 2018, the Macedonian Association for Geotechnics organize the XVI European Danube Conference for Geotechnics in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. The general theme of the conference is "Geotechnical Hazards and Risks: Experiences and Practices".

The idea for the conference theme comes from several catastrophic events during the past years, not only in the region. So, it is more than evident that risk assessment and management are required in all aspects of geotechnical issues, such as planning, design, construction, maintenance and restoration of structures. International exchange of information is of vital importance today to advance knowledge and experience in this scientific and practical field. Thus, more than 150 abstracts from all around the world about influence of geotechnical hazards on infrastructure, landslides, man-made slopes, earthworks, deep excavations, dams, tailings dams, slope failure repair and remediation, flood hazards, earthquakes and seismic events, bridge foundations, tunnelling, karts environments, problematic materials and environments (glacigenic materials, peat, soft soils, collapsing soils, swelling soils, weak rocks, permafrost problems, weathered materials, freezing - thawing problems etc.), selection of parameters for physical and numerical modelling, soil structure interaction, behavior of unsaturated and saturated materials, case histories etc. have been received. The conference is organized under the auspices of ISSMGE. For further information, please visit the conference website: