Secondary schools from the member States of the European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) will take part in the second International online competition on “Better knowledge against disasters” scheduled for 28 February 2020 at 09.00 GMT.
More than 140 schools from the EUR-OPA member States are expected to register for this “Olympiad” which will offer students a chance to strengthen their knowledge on natural and technological hazards that they could face inside or outside of school. The aim is also to promote adequate behaviour in risk situations and in order to reduce the potential impact of disasters.
The Olympiad is organised in the context of the BeSafeNet project supported by the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement of the Council of Europe and is implemented by the Cyprus Civil Defence. It aims at sharing reliable information on the nature, causes and consequences of natural and technological disasters through the internet as well as at promoting a global risk culture among populations, particularly among young people.