PPRD South exchange of experts

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Dipartimento della Protezione Civile; Euro-Mediterranean Partnership Programme on Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters (PPRD South)
Date:
23-25 Apr 2012
Location:
Italy (Rome)
Venue:
Italian Civil Protection Department

“Raising awareness on approaches on developing and working with volunteers’ networks in Civil Protection coupled with EU experiences”

Purpose


To contribute to raising awareness of experiences in EU Member States where strong civil protection volunteers’ culture and networks exist and where successful legal and organizational frameworks and approaches on working with civil society organizations in civil protection and broader disaster risk reduction are developed.

Agenda

Sunday, 22 April 2012

• Arrival of representatives from participating partner countries and EU member states

Day 1: Monday, 23 April 2012

• Introduction
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome speech, purpose and objectives of the initiative - Mr. Pierluigi Soddu, PPRD South
09:15 - 09:30 Introduction of participants
09:30 - 10:00 The Italian Civil Protection System - Luigi d’Angelo, Italian civil protection department
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

• Block 1: Experiences from and priority needs in the participating partner countries
10:30 - 10:50 Morocco
10:50 - 11:10 Palestine
11:10 - 11:30 Tunisia
11:30 - 11:50 Jordan

• Block 2: Experiences from participating EU member states
11:50 - 12:50 “Volunteers in the Italian civil protection” - Massimo La Pietra, Italian civil protection department
12:50 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:40 German federal agency for technical relief – THW
14:40 - 15:20 Slovenian Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief – ACPDR
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee break
15:50 - 16:50 Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency – MSB
20:00 Dinner at “Ottimo” restaurant (nearby the Giulio Cesare Hotel)

Day 2: Tuesday, 24 April 2012


• Block 3: Examples from local volunteer groups/organizations in Italy
09:00 - 09:20 “Volunteers’ coordination in Civil Protection” - Roberto Giarola, Italian civil protection department
09:20 - 09:40 “The National Rapid Deployment Units in ANPAS” - Carmine Lizza, ANPAS
09:40 - 10:00 “Civil Protection at the Municipality level: the case of Varese” - Gianluca Siciliano, Varese local group of civil protection
10:00 - 10:20 “Radio communication during emergencies” - Patrizio Losi, FIR-CB Citizens’ Band Federation
10:20 - 10:30 Questions and Answers
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

• Block 4: Promotion of volunteer work in civil protection and way ahead
11:00 - 11:30 How national disaster management authorities and volunteers can actually cooperate and mutually influence their way of thinking and working methodologies? Slovenian Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief – ACPDR
11:30 - 12:00 How actions of national disaster management authorities and volunteer organizations can be made more effective? - Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency – MSB
12:00 - 12:30 What role national disaster management authorities and volunteers can play in major national and international disasters? - German Federal Agency for Technical Relief – THW
12:30 - 13:00 Capacity development needs and way ahead in the Partner Countries - PPRD South
13:00 - 14.30 Lunch
14:30 Departure by bus of PPRD South Partner Countries’ representatives to field exercise in the October 2011 flooded areas of “Cinque Terre” (overnight stay in Spezia, Liguria)

Day 3: Wednesday, 25 April 2012


09:00 - 13:00 Meeting with relevant local communities/volunteer groups engaged in the field exercise
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 Wrap-up and conclusions
15:30 Departure by bus to Rome


Additional information

http://www.euromedcp.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=807%3Athe-need-for-efficient-volunteer-networks-in-the-mediterranean-civil-protection&catid=199%3Ageneral-news&Itemid=881&lang=en

Target audience

Civil protection officers from Germany, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Slovenia, Sweden and Tunisia

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Keywords

Themes:
Civil Society/NGOs, Community-based DRR, Public-private Partnerships, Disaster Risk Management
Countries:
Germany, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Slovenia, Sweden, Tunisia, Palestinian Territory, Occupied

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