Monday 16 May 2016

Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service (Denmark) hosted the final meeting of the e-PPR project

From 9th to 13th May, the six organisations of the e-PPR project (e-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters) met in Frederikssund and Hillerød (Denmark) as part of the fourth transnational meeting hosted by the coordinator of the project: Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service.

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 have developed 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 covers the prevention, preparedness and response to four types of natural disasters: floods, storms, heat waves and wildfires and they have been uploaded on the e-learning platform of the project.

Since the last meeting in Lithuania, project partners tested the e-learning platform with real users (primary school children and secondary school students, adults and professionals). The meeting in Denmark has been a key part of the project as the partners presented the results from the testing.  This served as the basis to establish the necessary improvements to the e-learning platform and its four modules.

The next step will be to implement the improvements before making the e-learning platform freely available online for anyone who wishes to use it as Open Educational Resource.

In addition to the work related to the project, throughout the meeting, the delegates also had the opportunity to visit the town Hillerød and the fire stations of Hillerød and Frederikssund.

This cross-sectoral and cross-border partnership is an initiative of Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service from Denmark (formerly known as Frederikssund-Halsnæs Fire & Rescue Service) 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.