Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board (Lithuania) hosts the third meeting of the e-PPR project

Next 8th February, the third transnational meeting of the e-PPR project (e-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters) will take place in Vilnius - Lithuania. The Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board will be joined by Fire and Rescue organisations and schools from five other countries.


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 working on developing an e-learning platform on the prevention, preparedness and response to natural disasters. The platform will include 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 Vilnius will be a key part of the project as the partners will present the results of the adaptation of the educational content to the needs of each target group.

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.