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General description:

Strengthening the self-help competencies of the population is the primary objective of this project. Critical information about recognizing and dealing with possible hazards and risks should be provided to citizens by effective education and communication in a bid to avoid injury and life-threatening situations. Therefore an effective and proactive education program has to be provided across all levels of the population. Young people will require a special approach, as they have to be engaged in a different manner to adults. Information must not terrify them; in fact the fear of accidents and disasters has to be removed. To make the young people’s environment safer is a first step. But it is much more useful to sensitize themselves towards possible dangers in everyday life. In doing so, they will learn very fast how to protect themselves against potential threats. Most accidents can be avoided by prevention through effective education. There are many measures, which can be taken to improve one’s situation in an emergency, as well as to protect others. In the first minutes after an accident or disaster, before professional help arrives, the knowledge of facts and specific interventions will ensure that no further harm occurs.  

Duration of the project:

  • 2016-2018.


  • European Commission - Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection - ECHO


  • Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, Germany – Project coordinator 
  • Austrian Red Cross, Austria –  Project partner
  • General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, Romania – Project partner
  • Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania – Project partner 

Expected Results:

  • Strengthen the self-help competencies of young people by offering the training to the educational system of the partner countries. 
  • Reach a publicity of 10 % of the target audience during the project duration and proof it by a survey within the partner states. 
  • Ensure a minimum one Train-of-Trainers-workshop (for a maximum number of 15 trainers each) is delivered in each partner country.
  • Translate and adapt the website and all the training material for all partner countries.
  • Develop recommendations for emergency and disaster response staff to cover the needs of young people in case of emergencies 
  • Offer minimum two computer games in Romanian and German 
  • Offer minimum ten working sheets and methodological-didactical comments in Romanian, German and English
  • Ensure the European Union added value in disaster preparedness by disseminating the developed material in English language to other MS.

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