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Development of the “Methodology and Action plan to prepare and regularly hold national and municipal “Campaigns” on informing, awareness raising, acquisition and consolidation of adequate behavior skills and warning for all groups of the popula

Project background

By taking into account the significance of the provision of knowledge to enhance awareness and preparation of all groups of  the population, to promote effectiveness of actions in disaster risk reduction, and of the complexity of the issues in this area, it is necessary to note, that these issues can be resolved in the most effective way only on the system based approach within the regularly functioning and upgraded national and municipal systems for informing, awareness raising, acquisition  and consolidation of adequate behavior skills and warning all groups of the population about emergencies, including the most vulnerable groups.

One of the most effective ways for the setting up and improvement of the above system is launching well prepared and regularly held relevant national and municipal “Campaigns” being inter-combined and mutually supported and enhanced.
Expected results

Expected results year 1

European Interregional Scientific and Educational Centre on Major Risk Management - Armenia :

Specific objectives 2018

  • Developing a preliminary version of the “Methodology and Action Plan to prepare and regularly hold national and municipal “Campaigns” on informing, awareness raising, acquisition and consolidation of adequate behavior skills and warning all groups of the population about emergencies” in English and Russian.
  • Preparation of preliminary versions of some information-educational materials, assigned to be utilised while holding both: national and municipal “Campaigns”, including the basic (national) materials for door-to-door distribution and corresponding materials for the municipalities at special risk and for the most vulnerable groups of population.
  • Distribution of the above documents to partner-centres and concerned national institutions for comments and proposals, discussions at a national level.

Expected results 2018

  • The preliminary version of the “Methodology and Action plan to prepare and regularly hold national and municipal “Campaigns” on informing, awareness raising, acquisition and consolidation of adequate behavior skills and warning all groups of population about emergencies” in English and Russian.
  • The preliminary versions of relevant information-educational materials, assigned  to be utilised while holding  both: national and municipal “Campaigns
  • Comments and proposals from the partner-centres and experts of concerned national institutions.

Expected results year 2

Specific objectives 2019
  • Collecting comments and proposals to analyse them.
  • Developing a final version of the above “Methodology and Action plan” in English and Russian.  Preparation of final versions of the above information-educational materials.
  • Such “Campaigns” are called to combine awareness raising and teach people in working places of their enterprises and establishments; in educational institutions; in other public places, where people  usually congregate; in each family through a common policy of inter-combined  basic (national) and additional (municipal) information-educational materials, assigned for dissemination through all mass media.

Expected results 2019

  • The final  version of the  “Methodology and Action plan to prepare and regularly hold national and municipal “Campaigns” on informing, awareness raising, acquisition and consolidation of adequate behavior skills and warning all groups of population about emergencies” in English and Russian, with contributions made by the partner-centres and experts of the concerned national institutions.
  • The final versions of relevant information-educational materials: the basic (national) and for the municipalities at special risk, assigned to be utilised while holding both: national and municipal “Campaigns”, as well as for the most vulnerable groups of population.
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European Interregional Scientific and Educational Centre on Major Risk Management - Armenia



Deliverables year 1

  • A preliminary version of the  “Methodology and Action plan to prepare and regularly hold national and municipal “Campaigns” on informing, awareness raising, acquisition and consolidation of adequate behavior skills and warning all groups of population about emergencies” in English and Russian.
  • Within the framework of the above document will be presented inter alia:
    • Recommendations on involving all groups of the population into undertaking associated individual or collective action to prevent or mitigate the consequences and to prepare to face disasters, including the ones dealing with drafting of individual emergency and collective action plans, as well as their consistence with municipal evacuation plans. 
    • Recommendations on the development of adequate communication tools for mass media and cooperation with mass media within all phases pursued in preparing and holding national and municipal “Campaigns”: 1. Planning, 2. Preparation, 3. Execution, 4. Evaluation of “Campaign”. 
    • Additionally, preliminary versions of the below documents will be presented: Some “basic” (national) information-educational materials for door-to-door distribution, assigned to be utilised while holding both: national and municipal “Campaigns” (a leaflet and two brochures:  short and more detailed)
  • Three additional information-educational Modules (brochures) for the municipalities at special risk: one  for the municipalities at radiological risk; another for the municipalities in whose territories some hazardous substances are being produced, used or stored, and the third for the municipalities, situated in  flood prone vicinities (with reservoirs adjacent  to an inundation area).
  • The “Manual for the population on how to act when an earthquake is real or seems imminent.

Deliverables year 2

The final version of the “Methodology and Action Plan” with the recommendations presented within the frameworks of the mentioned document (see more above: 2018), by given comments and proposals from partner-centres and national experts. 
The final versions of relevant information-educational materials: a leaflet and six brochures (see more above: 2018).

Activities year 1

  • Substantiation of the need for development of the Project under the priorities set by the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Acknowledgement of experience gained by the state-members of the EUR-OPA Major Hazards  Agreement, European Union and other states  in the field under consideration.
  • Analyses of the state of the corresponding National System.
  • Revision of the Action Plans for the population (individual plans, family plans, collective residential plans, plans for  establishments, organisations, schools and other educational institutions)  given the specifics of the region, the municipalities under special risk, and the most vulnerable groups of the population, as well as the level to which theses plans are related to the municipal plans.
  • Development of the preliminary version of the methodological documents, aimed to prepare and regularly hold national and municipal “Campaigns”. Formulation of the Project short- and long term goals, as well as objectives, aiming at their achievement. Bringing in the key elements, Project basic principles and the steps required for their implementation, detailed consideration of the Project phases:  planning, preparation, implementation and assessment.
  • Creation of the preliminary versions of the information-educational materials, assigned for  use in holding  both: national and municipal “Campaigns”.
  • Holding discussions regarding the preliminary versions of the above methodological documents and information-educational materials in the Academy of Crisis Management of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of RA with the involvement of experts in the relevant fields. Preliminary correction of the above documents and materials, drawn on the feedback from discussions, as an intellectual contribution.
  • Edition of the above documents and materials, their translation into English and Russian.
  • Distribution of the documents and materials to partner-centres and national institutions for comments and proposals.  Collection of the comments and proposals to analyse them.

Activities year 2

  • Develop a final version of the “Methodology and Action plan” by given comments and proposals from partner-centres and experts of national institutions (see more above: 2018).
  • Prepare final versions of the basic (national) and corresponding municipal (for the municipalities at special risk) information-educational materials, as well as materials for the most vulnerable groups of the population.

European Interregional Scientific and Educational Centre on Major Risk Management - Armenia



Deliverables year 1


  • A preliminary version of the  “Methodology and Action plan to prepare and regularly hold national and municipal “Campaigns” on informing, awareness raising, acquisition and consolidation of adequate behavior skills and warning all groups of population about emergencies” in English and Russian.
  • Within the framework of the above document will be presented inter alia:
    • Recommendations on involving all groups of the population into undertaking associated individual or collective action to prevent or mitigate the consequences and to prepare to face disasters, including the ones dealing with drafting of individual emergency and collective action plans, as well as their consistence with municipal evacuation plans. 
    • Recommendations on the development of adequate communication tools for mass media and cooperation with mass media within all phases pursued in preparing and holding national and municipal “Campaigns”: 1. Planning, 2. Preparation, 3. Execution, 4. Evaluation of “Campaign”. 
    • Additionally, preliminary versions of the below documents will be presented: Some “basic” (national) information-educational materials for door-to-door distribution, assigned to be utilised while holding both: national and municipal “Campaigns” (a leaflet and two brochures:  short and more detailed)
  • Three additional information-educational Modules (brochures) for the municipalities at special risk: one  for the municipalities at radiological risk; another for the municipalities in whose territories some hazardous substances are being produced, used or stored, and the third for the municipalities, situated in  flood prone vicinities (with reservoirs adjacent  to an inundation area).
  • The “Manual for the population on how to act when an earthquake is real or seems imminent.

Deliverables year 2


The final version of the “Methodology and Action Plan” with the recommendations presented within the frameworks of the mentioned document (see more above: 2018), by given comments and proposals from partner-centres and national experts. 
The final versions of relevant information-educational materials: a leaflet and six brochures (see more above: 2018).

Activities year 1


  • Substantiation of the need for development of the Project under the priorities set by the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Acknowledgement of experience gained by the state-members of the EUR-OPA Major Hazards  Agreement, European Union and other states  in the field under consideration.
  • Analyses of the state of the corresponding National System.
  • Revision of the Action Plans for the population (individual plans, family plans, collective residential plans, plans for  establishments, organisations, schools and other educational institutions)  given the specifics of the region, the municipalities under special risk, and the most vulnerable groups of the population, as well as the level to which theses plans are related to the municipal plans.
  • Development of the preliminary version of the methodological documents, aimed to prepare and regularly hold national and municipal “Campaigns”. Formulation of the Project short- and long term goals, as well as objectives, aiming at their achievement. Bringing in the key elements, Project basic principles and the steps required for their implementation, detailed consideration of the Project phases:  planning, preparation, implementation and assessment.
  • Creation of the preliminary versions of the information-educational materials, assigned for  use in holding  both: national and municipal “Campaigns”.
  • Holding discussions regarding the preliminary versions of the above methodological documents and information-educational materials in the Academy of Crisis Management of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of RA with the involvement of experts in the relevant fields. Preliminary correction of the above documents and materials, drawn on the feedback from discussions, as an intellectual contribution.
  • Edition of the above documents and materials, their translation into English and Russian.
  • Distribution of the documents and materials to partner-centres and national institutions for comments and proposals.  Collection of the comments and proposals to analyse them.

Activities year 2


 

European Centre of Technological Safety - Ukraine



Deliverables year 1


Recommendations, comments and proposals to improve the preliminary versions of the “Methodology and Action Plan”, as well as some information-educational materials: “basic” (national) - a leaflet  and two brochures, and two Modules (brochures) for the municipalities at likely radiological risk and for the municipalities in whose territories some hazardous substances are being produced, used or stored.

Deliverables year 2


Contribution to the final versions of the “Methodology and Action Plan”, as well as to relevant information-educational materials (brochures, see more above: 2018).

Activities year 1


  • Analyse the preliminary versions of the “Methodology and Action Plan” as well as some information-educational materials: basic (national) and relevant materials for the municipalities at likely radiological risks and for the municipalities in whose territories some hazardous substances are being produced, used or stored.
  • Develop comments and proposals to improve the above documents.

Activities year 2


 

European Centre on Geodynamical Hazards of High Dams - Georgia



Deliverables year 1


Recommendations, comments and proposals to improve the preliminary versions of the “Methodology and Action Plan”, as well as some information-educational materials: “basic” (national) - a leaflet and two brochures, and two Modules (brochures) for the municipalities, situated in flood prone vicinities (with reservoirs adjacent to an inundation area), and for population, concerning how to act, when an earthquake is real or seems imminent.

Deliverables year 2


Contribution to the final versions of the “Methodology and Action Plan”, as well as to relevant information-educational materials (brochures, see more above: 2018).

Activities year 1


  • Analyse the preliminary versions of the “Methodology and Action Plan” as well as some information-educational materials: basic (national) and relevant materials for the municipalities, situated in flood prone vicinities (with reservoirs adjacent to inundation areas) and materials for the population on how to act when an earthquake is real or seems imminent.
  • Develop comments and proposals to improve the above documents.

Activities year 2


 

European Centre on Urban Risks - Portugal



Deliverables year 1


Recommendations, comments and proposals to improve the preliminary versions of the “Methodology and Action Plan”, as well as some information-educational materials: “basic” (national) - a leaflet and two brochures, and Module (brochure) for the groups of population, being most vulnerable to disasters (in particular people with disabilities and including children).

Deliverables year 2


Contribution to the final versions of the “Methodology and Action Plan”, as well as to relevant information-educational materials (brochures, see more above: 2018).

Activities year 1


  • Analyse the preliminary versions of the “Methodology and Action Plan”, as well as some information-educational materials: basic (national) and relevant materials for the groups of population most vulnerable to disasters (in particular people with disabilities and especially children).
  • Develop comments and proposals to improve the above documents.

Activities year 2


 

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