Secondary schools from the member states of the European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) will take part in the third international online competition on “Better knowledge against disasters” scheduled for 19 February 2021 at 09.00 GMT.
More than 200 schools from the EUR-OPA member states are expected to register for this “Olympiad” which will offer students a chance to consolidate 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 to share valid information on the nature, causes and consequences of natural and technological disasters through the internet as well as promoting a global risk culture among populations, particularly among young people.