Monday 15 February 2016

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

From 8th to 12th February, the six organisations of the e-PPR project (e-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters) met in Vilnius (Lithuania) for their third 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 covers the prevention, preparedness and response to four types of natural disasters: floods, storms, heat waves and wildfires.

The meeting in Vilnius has been a key part of the project as the partners presented the results of the adaptation of the educational content to the needs of each target group.

During the meeting, the partner from Romania, National College “Vasile Goldis”, also presented 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 established the guidelines for the next phase of the project: the testing of the e-learning platform with real users (primary school children and secondary school students, adults and professionals). The results of the testing will be presented during the next meeting in May 2016.

The delegates also have the opportunity to visit the historical centre of Vilnius, the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and Trakai. 

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.