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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM BONN
Address
Venusberg-campus 1
53127 Bonn
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 503 799,60
Administrative Contact
Beate Becker

Participants (12)

VASTRA GOTALANDS LANS LANDSTING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 269 400
Address
Regionens Hus
462 80 Vanersborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Birger Kollberg
HANOVER ASSOCIATES (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 322 400
Address
72 Church Road
TW118EY Teddington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carol Morey (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 210 990
Address
Duomo 6
13100 Vercelli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesco Cellerino (Dr.)
SPITALUL CLINIC DE URGENTA BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 147 675
Address
Calea Floreasca 8 Sector 1
014461 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olivera Lupescu
NATIONS HEALTHCAREER SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT GEM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 478 754
Address
Neuendorfstrasse. 20A
16761 Hennigsdorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ina Wilhelm (Mrs.)
SPLOSNA BOLNISNICA CELJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 161 551
Address
Oblakova Ulica 5
3000 Celje
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nataša Ajdnik (Prof.)
ISTANBUL AYDIN UNIVERSITESI VAKFI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 154 072
Address
Inonu Caddesi 38 Besyol Mah
34295 Kucukcekmece Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hasan Saygin
HRVATSKO DRUSTVO ZA URGENTNU MEDICINU I KIRURGIJU UDRUGE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 204 000
Address
Setaliste Brace Radic 5
35000 Slavonski Brod
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lidija Vukojević (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 359 995
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sibel Guer
GABO:MI GESELLSCHAFT FUR ABLAUFORGANISATION:MILLIARIUM MBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 245 000
Address
Oskar Von Miller Ring 29
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pamela Koch (Ms.)
INTERNATIONALES KONVERSIONSZENTRUM BONN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 522
Address
Pfarrer-byns-strasse 1
53121 Bonn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Robert Willeke
FOUNDATION - GLOBAL RISK FORUM GRF DAVOS STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 240 509,40
Address
Promenade 35
7270 Davos Platz
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Walter Ammann (Dr.)