Wednesday 8 July 2015

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (United Kingdom) hosted the second meeting of the e-PPR project

From 29th June to 3rd July, the six organisations of the e-PPR project (e-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters) met in Northumberland (United Kingdom) for their second transnational meeting.

The aim of the e-PPR project is to address the need for education and training on natural disasters. In order to achieve this, the six project partners are developing four e-learning modules: one for primary school children, one for secondary school students, one for adults and one for fire and rescue services. Each e-learning module will be tailored to the specific needs of its target group and will cover the prevention, preparedness and response to four types of natural disasters: floods, storms, heat waves and wildfires.

The meeting in Northumberland has been a key part of the project as the fire and rescue services from Denmark, United Kingdom, Spain and Lithuania presented the educational content for the e-learning modules they have developed during the last few months. Following these presentations, the partners from the education sector from Estonia and Romania presented their proposals for the adaptation of the educational content to primary school children and secondary school students.

During the meeting, the partner from Romania, National College “Vasile Goldis”, also presented the current development of the e-learning platform which will host the four e-learning modules.

On the last day, the partners evaluated the work done so far and planned the activities to be carried out in the upcoming months until the next meeting at the beginning of 2016 in Lithuania.

The delegates also have the opportunity to visit some of the most popular places in Northumberland such as: the Alnwick Castle, Northumberlandia, and the coast and castles road through the villages of Alnmouth and Warkworth.

This cross-sectoral and cross-border partnership is an initiative of Frederikssund-Halsnæs Fire & Rescue Service (Denmark) in collaboration with National College “Vasile Goldis” (Romania), Lohusuu School (Estonia), Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (United Kingdom), Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board (Lithuania) and the City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain). The e-PPR project is co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + Programme.