A training course on the topic of “Climate Service for Disaster Prevention” is taking place in Florence, Italy, from 20 November until 01 December 2017. The course is part of the Project Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction training program, that aims at reducing the impacts of natural disasters and climate change on the agricultural sector in West Africa.
The European Commission revealed ambitious new plans to strengthen Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters. The EU's Civil Protection Mechanism is currently based on a voluntary system, through which the EU coordinates the voluntary contributions of participating states to a country that has requested assistance.
The CARISMAND Project partners gathered in Sofia for the third workshop on the development of the key outcomes of the project: CARISMAND Toolkit and CARISMAND Cultural Map, on November 10, 2017.
Review of actors, processes, national/regional policies for different types of disasters and the different stages of disaster management
Possibilities to transform emotions related to citizens’ risk perceptions into active behaviour
Review of the legal situation of citizens in disaster situations, in particular regarding human rights, privacy rights, and any form of cultural rights (e.g. protection of minorities)
Possibilities and current practices of how cultural aspects can enhance the ability of citizens and communities to prepare themselves, respond efficiently and accelerate recovery processes