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Disaster Training Curriculum

Disaster Training Curriculum

Objective

The EU aims to consolidate and enhance its disaster response capacity by creating a European Emergency Response Center. This institution should be complimented by a standardised European training curriculum for professional crisis response.

A European multi-disciplinary team of experts is collaborating to develop a standardised curriculum for international crises management hereby referred to as DITAC.

The DITAC project aims to develop a holistic and highly structured curriculum for first responders and strategic crisis managers that are tasked in dealing with disasters on a national and international scale. The curriculum will tackle dynamic challenges facing disaster incident managers in order to enhance the efficiency, efficacy, coordination, coherence and appropriateness of their response efforts. These skills are crucial because of an alarming increase in the frequency, intensity and complexity of disasters while governments are simultaneously facing budgetary constraints on humanitarian aid due to overwhelming sovereign debt.

This curriculum aims to establish a standard practice among European disaster and crisis managers in order to pool resources and expertise by cultivating a network of dedicated professionals that think alike and can communicate beyond obscure bureaucratic structures. Educational integration of crisis managers from national, regional and international authorities, NGO's and existing training institutions from around the world leads to a more concerted effort in disaster response.

The curriculum will fulfill EU criteria on crisis management but will also have a global outreach since the EU is the largest donor of humanitarian aid to developing countries. This satisfies the moral obligations the EU feels toward less fortunate nations and gives European crises managers an unbridled opportunity to gain hands-on experience in disaster stricken zones around the world. This will increase EU resilience when facing disasters closer to home.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM BONN

Address

Sigmund-Freud-Strasse 25
53127 Bonn

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 503 799,60

Administrative Contact

Beate Becker

Participants (12)

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VASTRA GOTALANDS LANS LANDSTING

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 269 400

HANOVER ASSOCIATES (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 322 400

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 210 990

SPITALUL CLINIC DE URGENTA BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 147 675

NATIONS HEALTHCAREER SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT GEM GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 478 754

SPLOSNA BOLNISNICA CELJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 161 551

ISTANBUL AYDIN UNIVERSITESI VAKFI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 154 072

HRVATSKO DRUSTVO ZA URGENTNU MEDICINU I KIRURGIJU UDRUGE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 204 000

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 359 995

GABO:MI GESELLSCHAFT FUR ABLAUFORGANISATION:MILLIARIUM MBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 245 000

INTERNATIONALES KONVERSIONSZENTRUM BONN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 200 522

FOUNDATION - GLOBAL RISK FORUM GRF DAVOS STIFTUNG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 240 509,40

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285036

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 404 538,60

  • EU contribution

    € 3 498 668

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM BONN

Germany