On 19 February 2021 at 09.00 GMT, secondary schools in the member states of the European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) were invited to register and take part in the third Olympiad which is an international online competition on “Better knowledge against disasters”.
The Olympiad consists of 50 multiple choice questions on five types of disasters, offering students a fun opportunity to test their knowledge on natural and technological hazards. The students learn how to protect themselves in dangerous situations, as the aim is to promote adequate behaviour in risk situations and reduce the potential impact of disasters.
The Olympiad is organised in the context of the BeSafeNet project and is managed by the European Centre for Disaster Awareness, Cyprus and supported by the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement of the Council of Europe. BeSafeNet seeks to share valid information on the nature, causes and consequences of natural and technological disasters through the internet and promote a global risk culture among populations, particularly young people.
The results of the competition are expected late March 2021. More details are available on the BeSafeNet website.