Children and risks
Building a culture of prevention through disaster risk awareness improvement among children and adolescents
10-11 December 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria
The Bulgarian Ministry of Interior together with the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement are organising, under the Bulgarian Chairmanship to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, an international conference on Building a Culture of Prevention through Disaster Risk Awareness Improvement among Children and Adolescents on 10 and 11 December 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The main objective of the Conference is to bring together European experts and practitioners to take stock of actual progress in improving resilience of children and adolescents to disasters. Based on identified good practices in different countries, the necessary steps to build a strategy to promote a culture of prevention among children and adolescents will be discussed and concrete actions to implement it will be highlighted.
The Conference will thus also serve as a preparatory step of the implementation of the awareness-raising components of the Medium Term Plan 2016-2020 of the European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) of the Council of Europe.
- Georgi PETROV, Ministry of Interior, Bulgaria
Preventive Activities With Children And Young People
- Tommaso PIACENTINI, University "G. D'Annunzio" of Chieti Pescara, Italy
Interventions of university teachers in schools in Italy
- Christos ANTONIADES, Ministry of Education, Cyprus
The cooperation of Civil Protection with the Ministry of Education in Cyprus
- Milena IVANOVA, Bulgarian Red Cross/Bulgarian Red Cross Youth
Training and involving children and young people in first aid and disaster risk awareness and preparedness activities
- Marinos PAPADOPOULOS, Cyprus Civil Defense, Cyprus
Internet resources on hazards: the BeSafeNet initiative
- Zalina KABULOVA, Russian Union of Rescuers, Russian Federation
“School of Safety” – building a culture of safety and resilience, based on the DRR child-centered initiatives of the Russian Union of Rescuers
- Biljana CULAFIC, Principal of "Vlado Milic" school, Podgorica, Montenegro
Disaster Risk Reduction for Teachers Course
- Garry de la POMMERAI, United Kingdom
GADRRRES: Creating Global Strategies for Safe Learning Facilities
- Yelena BADALYAN, Yerevan, Armenia
Safety in schools: finding the right way to reach the children
Organised under the auspices of the Bulgarian chairmanship to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.