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Seismic risk preparedness and disaster risk reduction – DRR training for vulnerable groups of populations, school students and volunteers in neighborhoods in Romania

 
 

Project background

For Romania and ECBR, the “building rehabilitation” against earthquakes impact is dependent not only on the technical and legal background but also on the participation of citizen-owners. They must be convinced about the vulnerability of some building categories and about their risks.  The target is people living in old and vulnerable buildings, such as low-rise and high-rise (apartment) buildings. Since 2003, ECBR disseminated knowledge on disaster prevention in support of the enforcement of the strategic Programs for building rehabilitation coordinated by the Romanian Government and concerned ministries. But the number of high-rise rehabilitated buildings is still reduced and people’s lives are at risk, especially in Bucharest.

The general aim of the ECBR Project is:

  • Promoting risk culture among the population (children, adults and groups with special vulnerability) according to the Fourth Priority for Action of the Sendai Framework: “Enhancing disaster preparedness”;

  • To foster resilience by investing in the preparedness of citizens, school students and neighborhood volunteers for personal, family and group protection, at community level,  involving the most vulnerable groups of population from disasters;

  • Creating earthquake education, awareness raising and public participation guidelines;

  • To raise awareness and provide citizens and senior population with knowledge about the risks and inherent self-protection behavior;

  • Promoting the advocacy of a risk culture within the population, to create stakeholders for earthquake preparedness by training volunteers to be trainers for other people;

  • The partners are EUR-OPA Centers of neighboring countries which are affected by the same Vrancea earthquake as Romania (R. Moldova and Bulgaria).

Link to the project presentation

Expected results

Expected results year 1

European Centre for Rehabilitation of Buildings - Romania :

Specific objectives 2018

  • Development of specific knowledge transfer / training materials for neighborhoods with traditional, old and vulnerable low-rise buildings, for citizens and volunteers - in Romanian language;

  • Knowledge transfer  by training seminars for citizens / volunteers/ students using courses, printed materials and didactic seismic simulators

  • Exchange of experience during a kick-off Workshop with associated centers

Expected results 2018

  • Provide practical knowledge and create positive disaster risk reduction perception for citizens.

  • Direct transfer of earthquake preparedness knowledge to the community using verbal explanations, didactic mini-simulators and leaflets for citizens in neighborhoods with traditional, old and vulnerable low-rise buildings

  • Learning and understanding reason, means and ways of achieving earthquake preparedness knowledge, good practice and skills for persons, groups, family and community members

  • Receive materials and have exchange of experience on earthquake disaster risk reduction in neighborhoods at risk within EUR-OPA centers


Expected results year 2

Specific objectives 2019

  • Development of specific knowledge transfer / training materials for neighborhoods with old and vulnerable high-rise buildings erected before 1940 and/or 1977 earthquake disasters, for citizens and volunteers - in Romanian language,

  • Knowledge transfer  by training seminars for citizens / volunteers/students using courses, printed materials and didactic seismic simulators;

  • Confirming good practices during a Final Workshop with associated centers

Expected results 2019

  • Direct transfer of earthquake preparedness knowledge to the community using verbal explanations, didactic mini-simulators and leaflets for citizens in neighborhoods with old and vulnerable high-rise buildings erected before 1940 and/or 1977 earthquake disasters

  • Learning and understanding reasons, means and ways of achieving earthquake preparedness knowledge, good practice and skills for persons, groups, family and community members

  • Increase resilience and pro-active behaviour of citizens in risky neighborhoods, with assistance of volunteers.

  • Confirmation of good practices on earthquake disaster risk reduction in neighborhoods at risk within EUR-OPA centers by an ECBR Workshop in Romania

  • Fostering official duties of Civil Protection (IGSU) and attracting some NGO's to be partners of IGSU and ECBR in multiplicating the risk reduction effect in neighborhoods

ECBR ECRP ECMNR

European Centre for Rehabilitation of Buildings - Romania



Deliverables year 1

  • Reports of seminars and workshops to be distributed to the EUR-OPA Secretariat and partners of four countries.

  • Publication of training and pedagogical materials for citizens (leaflets) and course support text for seminar participants, targeted at neighborhoods with traditional, old and vulnerable low-rise buildings

Deliverables year 2

  • Reports of seminars and workshops to be distributed to the EUR-OPA Secretariat and partners of four countries.

  • Publication of training and pedagogical materials for citizens (leaflets) and course support text for seminar participants, with target on neighborhoods with old and vulnerable high-rise buildings.

Activities year 1

  • Organization of short time free-field seminars directly with citizens in two neighborhoods - traditional, old and vulnerable low-rise buildings

    • Date:  May-June 2018
    • Duration: 2 hours in each of the two neighborhoods –

    • Participants: about 20-30 citizens in each vulnerable group

  • Organization of training seminar for citizens / volunteers

    • Date: May-June 2018
    • Duration: 2 days

    • Participants: 20 Romanian citizens / volunteers

Activities year 2

  • Organization of short time free-field seminars directly with citizens in two neighborhoods – places with old and vulnerable high-rise buildings erected before 1940 and/or 1977 earthquake disasters
    • Date:  May-June 2019

    • Duration: 2 hours

    • Venue: near buildings, in each of two neighborhoods in Sector 2 of Bucharest

    • Participants: about 20-30 citizens in each vulnerable group

  • Organization of training seminar for citizens / volunteers to became trainers for other citizens
    • Date: May-June 2019

    • Duration: 2 days

    • Venue: ECBR Room in URBAN-INCERC

    • Participants: 20 Romanian students / citizens / volunteers

  • Organization of a Project Workshop with associated centers
    • Date: October 2019

    • Duration: 2 days

    • Venue: ECBR Room in URBAN-INCERC

    • Participants: 2 Directors of EUR-OPA associated centers of Bulgaria and Republic of Moldova

European Centre for Rehabilitation of Buildings - Romania



Deliverables year 1


  • Reports of seminars and workshops to be distributed to the EUR-OPA Secretariat and partners of four countries.

  • Publication of training and pedagogical materials for citizens (leaflets) and course support text for seminar participants, targeted at neighborhoods with traditional, old and vulnerable low-rise buildings

Deliverables year 2


  • Reports of seminars and workshops to be distributed to the EUR-OPA Secretariat and partners of four countries.

  • Publication of training and pedagogical materials for citizens (leaflets) and course support text for seminar participants, with target on neighborhoods with old and vulnerable high-rise buildings.

Activities year 1


  • Organization of short time free-field seminars directly with citizens in two neighborhoods - traditional, old and vulnerable low-rise buildings

    • Date:  May-June 2018
    • Duration: 2 hours in each of the two neighborhoods –

    • Participants: about 20-30 citizens in each vulnerable group

  • Organization of training seminar for citizens / volunteers

    • Date: May-June 2018
    • Duration: 2 days

    • Participants: 20 Romanian citizens / volunteers

Activities year 2


 

The European Centre for Risk Prevention - Bulgaria



Deliverables year 1


Reports, recommendations, brochures, leaflets including expertise and educational materials for earthquake preparedness in Bulgaria

Deliverables year 2


Reports, recommendations, brochures, leaflets including expertise and educational materials for earthquake preparedness in Bulgaria

Activities year 1


Providing expertise and educational materials for earthquake preparedness to ECBR

Activities year 2


 

European Centre for Mitigation of Natural Risks - Republic of Moldova



Deliverables year 1


Reports, recommendations, brochures, leaflets including expertise and educational materials for earthquake preparedness in R of Moldova

Deliverables year 2


Reports, recommendations, brochures, leaflets including expertise and educational materials for earthquake preparedness in R of Moldova.

Activities year 1


Providing expertise and educational materials for earthquake preparedness to ECBR

Activities year 2


 

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