The University level training programme of the Agreement aims at promoting the training of regional and local risk managers in public and private sectors and some specific training activities will be introduced, related to the use of new tools developed for the risk management support.

To better define the needs for private and public sectors in the field of risk management, the Agreement launched in 1995 an inquire on job opportunities in France whose main conclusion was to identify that the proposed posts would correspond to general bac+4 (Bachelor) levels supplemented by complementary trainings, which led the Agreement to put the stress on post-graduate (Master) training.

Following this report, the Agreement collaborated in the setting up of various professionalized post-graduate trainings in various member countries and on various aspects of major hazards management.


European Master on Disaster Medicine (San Marino)

The Agreement, through its specialized centre European Centre for Disaster Medicine (CEMEC) of San Marino, was one of the promoters of this training and materialized in the organization of a European Certificate in Disaster Medicine (transformed now into a Master) which associated Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vreij Universitiet Brussel, Università della Repubblica di San Marino and the CEMEC.

The Master wants to provide a clear sight of the major concepts in disasters medical preparation and management so that the graduates can:

  • to evaluate the health hazards and to take part in the associated medical preparation;
  • to direct the medical team and organise/manage evaluation and debriefing sessions;
  • to provide awareness to disasters management in the medical staff reaction;
  • to undertake research on the medical aspects of disasters.
  • The EMDM is thus a one year Master limited to 35 pupils because of its educational structure:
  • a self-training based on the training through problems resolution;
  • a presential course with debates and exercises on problems resolution;
  • a report related to a topic on disasters medicine or management;
  • a final examination including an electronic exercise of disaster simulation.

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Speciality “Risk Science” of the “Risks Environment” Master (Montpellier)

This speciality, approved by the Agreement as an European master, associates in a global multi-disciplinary approach the three Universities of Montpellier and the Ecole des Mines of Alès (France). Supported by the European University Pole of Montpellier, the Euro-Mediterranean Observatory on Risk management (EMORI), a specialized centre of the Agreement, also cooperates in its organization. The teaching staff associates academics and high level executives (of the administrations or public and private companies) concerned with risk management. The training intends to provide a high level general culture concerning risk, applicable in functions corresponding to either universitary or professional profiles (continuous training). Among the professional opportunities, one can outline:

  • To analyze and quantify risks situations,
  • To evaluate the consequences of an exposure to a danger
  • (technical, economic, legal, anthropological, cultural ... consequences)
  • To propose solutions adapted to each situation.

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Specialised Mastère in Risk Management on Territories – Applied Urban Cindynic (EISTI, Cergy Pontoise)

Opened to the holders of a Master or of a Bachelor plus 3 years of professional experience, this Mastère supported by private and public partners (within them the Agreement which promoted its creation) aims at training risks territorial managers to the technological and strategic developments by associating theoretical lessons, personal research work in companies and the defence of a professional thesis.

The phase of formal training (6 months) comprises 10 modules on topics as various as:

  • Principles and general action of risk management

  • Responsibilities of the territorial organizations facing risks

  • Natural and technological risks

  • Urban risks and public safety

  • Risks and public health

  • Risks, cyber criminality and data processing

  • Risks and durable development

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Projects being studied

Other aspects of risk prevention and management should be the subject of academic specialized training and the specialized Centres of the Agreement can play a catalysis role in the setting up of such post-graduate training projects.

It is also important to promote the major risks lectures within more general trainings such as the engineers and architects schools as well as other technical trainings on building and public works.