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A BE DRIN advanced training course will be held in Kosovo* from March 13 th to the 17 th , to complete and reinforce the basic training that took place in Shkoder, Albania from February 15 th to the 20 th.

Be Drin Basic Training in Albania

The objective of the advanced training is to provide knowledge and know-how for emergency management at strategic level and establish the capability to train other trainers within organizations involved in disaster management in Albania and Kosovo*.

Beneficiaries of the training are the same professionals of civil protection authorities, staff and volunteers of voluntary organizations in Albania and Kosovo*, as well as other external partners, who participated in the basic training in Albania.

The trainers of the course, which will take place in Prishtina, are representatives of the Italian Department of Civil Protection, of Anpas, of the Italian and Romanian Red Cross, of the Italian Relief Corps of the Order of Malta and of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta.

The main aspects covered during the training will focus on developing the capability to train new personnel and trainers, organize courses and exercises. All the topics included in the course schedule – Medical Emergency Management, Flood Management, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene issues, EU AID Volunteers Roles and Procedures, Communication Management, Planning Lessons, Exercise and Course Management, and issues related to man-made disasters and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear disasters – will be seen from the point of view of the future trainer, focusing on the elements that should be transmitted to future generations of trainers.

Be Drin Basic Training in Albania

 

For their final exam, participants will prepare and manage a short lesson on a topic they will have received two days earlier.

You can find out about the activities carried out during the week by following the Facebook page of the BE DRIN project or Twitter account @BeDrinProject or by monitoring the hashtag #euaidvolunteers #TrainingBeDrin. On Flickr you will find photos taken during the training days.

* This designation is without prejudice to position on status, and is in line with UN Security Council Resolution 1244/99 and the International Court of Justice Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence

BE DRIN partners will be engaged in two training courses over the next two months. A basic course will be held in Albania from February 15 to 20, an advanced course will be held in Kosovo in March.

Basic training objectives: to provide technical knowledge and know-how for emergency management at tactical and operational levels; to provide capacity on how to interact with international organizations and be part of international consortiums, particularly in case of deployment of capacity building or Disaster Risk Reduction teams.

 

Be Drin workshop in Tirana 26th-29th of september 2016

Advanced training objectives: to provide knowledge and know-how for emergency management at strategic level and to provide capability to train other trainers.

The beneficiaries of the training course will be professionals of the civil protection authorities, staff and volunteers of voluntary organizations in Albania and Kosovo, as well as other external partners like Albania and Kosovo Red Cross Organisations and local municipalities.

The trainers for the course to be held in Shkoder, Albania, will be representatives of the Italian national civil protection department, Italian and Romanian Red Cross and Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta, but fundamental lessons about national regulations on civil protection management or international cooperation in case of disaster are directly presented by our local institutional partners.

Various topics will be covered during the training, such as civil protection and crisis management activities, disaster risk reduction and resilience, EU civil protection mechanism and psychological support in an emergency.

Please find attached the detailed program of the basic training course.

You can find out about the activities carried out during the week by following the Facebook page of the BE DRIN project or Twitter account @BeDrinProject or by monitoring the hashtag #euaidvolunteers #TrainingBeDrin. On Flickr you will find photos taken during the training days.

#IVD2016

The EU Aid Volunteers initiative (EUAV) provides opportunities for citizens from the EU to engage in humanitarian aid. In the period from 2016 to 2020, 4 000
individuals will be deployed by humanitarian organisations to support projects worldwide. A further 10 000 opportunities will be available for online volunteers to
provide support.
• The initiative also funds projects submitted by consortia of EU-based and non-EU based organisations that are aimed at strengthening the capacity of non-EU
based organisations to prepare and respond to humanitarian crises and to improve their volunteer management.
• It also provides funding for actions aimed at strengthening the technical capacity of EU-based organisations to comply with the standards and procedures that are required to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.
• Calls for proposal in capacity building and technical assistance and for the deployment of EU Aid Volunteers are expected to be published in Spring
2017. For more information, please consult the pages of EACEA: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/eu-aid-volunteers/funding_en

EU Aid Volunteers brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities.

The EU Aid Volunteers programme offers:

Opportunities for European citizens to become EU Aid Volunteers in humanitarian projects worldwide, showing solidarity with those who most need it,
Professional support by trained and well-prepared volunteers to communities affected by disaster,
Capacity building for local staff and volunteers of organisations in countries hit by disasters,
Technical assistance for organisations based in Europe to strengthen their capacity to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.
Individuals can apply to be deployed to humanitarian projects worldwide. Check out the EU Aid Volunteers vacancies.

The EU Aid Volunteers networking platform, soon to be launched, supports partnerships and collaboration between projects, it houses the online volunteering activities and it allows EU Aid Volunteers to share their stories from the field.

Funding opportunities with the EU Aid Volunteers initiative are managed by the Commission's Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

Organisations can consult the Calls: EU Aid Volunteers page for more information on the rules and procedures for participating organisations and links to further information.

Facts & Figures, key figures:
• 4 000 expected deployments of EU citizens worldwide
• Target of 4 400 people from non-EU, disaster affected countries trained
• Up to 10 000 online volunteering opportunities €147.9 million of EU funding including Deployment, Capacity building and technical assistance, Network and communication

The first training on disaster management in Civil Protection activities was held in Shkodra from February 15th  to 20th.

Be Drin Basic Training in Albania

The training will be completed with a Training of Trainers in Kosovo devoted to refining the notions acquired in this first step.

Participants received an overview of civil protection activities and of the contribution that volunteers can provide in all phases of the emergency management cycle.

Be Drin Basic Training in Albania

 

The training provided basic notions on the risk assessment matrix while trainees have been exposed to the importance of disaster risk reduction activities. The role of volunteerism in the creation of resilient communities has been emphasized providing practical tools for the development of projects in this direction.

Inputs on the application of Incident Command procedures have been widely discussed allowing participants to make comparisons on response plans and on the utilization of codified procedures understanding their advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore, topics like logistics and logistics management , relief, utilization of technical tools like cartography and other online tools have been presented to the audience.
Lastly, participants received a general overview of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, its aim, components and operative structures.

This training was preparatory for the second and advanced part, which will be held in March in Kosovo*.

* This designation is without prejudice to position on status, and is in line with UN Security Council Resolution 1244/99 and the International Court of Justice Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence

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