Promoting effective natural disaster management through education
EU-Programme: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for School Education
Coordination: Risley Avenue Primary (UK)
Duration: November 2020 – October 2022
Throughout the last decade, disasters have become a serious problem both nationally and internationally because of the damages occurred.
As children are one of the most vulnerable groups when faced with a natural disaster, they should learn from early age about the risks in order to be better prepared for disasters, and it is also the duty of society as a whole to strive for a safe life.
This is equally the entire society’s duty to make an effort for a safe life. The need for creating a safer society reveals the importance of imparting necessary knowledge to people in order to develop disaster management skills, and to increase awareness about disaster-related issues. It is emphasized that schools can be models of participatory risk reduction and disaster management in their communities.
With this project, it is aimed to foster a “disaster management” culture in Europe and strength the resilience of communities against natural disasters; support teachers to teach in matters of risk reduction, emergency preparedness and in response to disaster situations; raise awareness of children in the field of natural disasters and disaster management cycle with the use of gamification based on authentic disaster scenarios; support school authorities to develop disaster management strategies at local/regional level; develop a set of innovative awareness materials to train the European population on the prevention, preparedness and response to disasters; to raise awareness of families and community-at-large about the disaster management cycle; support schools to be better prepared disasters for leading the community about disaster management.
Also, following outputs will be developed to:
IO.1 Methodological Teaching Framework for Teaching Disaster Management
IO.2 Disaster Management Training Content for Teachers
IO.4 Guide for Developing Disaster Management Strategies at Schools
IO.5 Awareness Materials on Disasters for Families and Community
Project Nº 2020-1-UK01-KA201-079097
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.