New Civil Protection Plan in Senigallia
The city of Senigallia has a new civil protection plan.
People can register on the site of the municipality in the Civil Protection section. With an email and a phone number you get a code that allows you to register: in an emergency the user is alerted with various indications of behavior. The initiative is part of “I do not risk”, which civil protection has been carrying out for 8 years now. There are 800 Italian squares involved. Senigallia has chosen the flood, with the distribution of a flyer to hang at the entrance with all the good practices to keep before, during and after. Sudden thunderstorms also discharge 300 milliliters of water in an hour, or one liter per square meter with devastating effects for any territory.
In 2014 in Senigallia there were three victims.
5th Meeting in Chaidari, Athens, 3-6 October 2019
Press release: The 5th CPP, closing meeting.
The 5th CPP meeting was held in Chaidari area of West Attica, Greece, from the 3rd to the 6th of October 2019.
This meeting was attended by fourteen participants: six from Greece (OIKO.POLI.S.), three from Georgia (Georgian Technical University), three from Italy (one from Training 2000 and two from Falchi della Rovere) and two from Turkey (Akdeniz University).
On October the 3rd evening, during the dinner which was prepared by OIKO.POLI.S. members, and in which also participated representatives from other organizations, dealing with Civil Protection, a short introduction by Sophia Psarrou (president of OIKO.POLI.S., the coordinating organization) and a short presentation (by Andreas Hatziminas, member of OIKO.POLI.S. board) of the activities that took place so far and the few that have to be done until the end of the project took place.
Also, Oikopolis organization decided to be all the coordinators of CPP ( Elmo, Ia, Bruna and Guney) honorary member of the OIKO.POLI.S .
The most important activity of this evening, aiming to further dissemination of the outputs and maintaining the actions for civil protection among the citizens, was the discussion about and the decision making for the creation of an Organizations’ Network for Civil Protection. After that, the participants of the meeting signed an agreement/contract for the establishment of this network and the continuation of actions for Civil Protection for People.
On October the 4th:
During the morning sessions, held in the OIKO.POLI.S office (from 09:00 to 13:00), took place the following:
Sofia Dimitriou Psarrou, President of OIKO.POLI.S., the coordinating organization for the CPP project, made a short introduction for the meeting, focusing mainly on the fact that all (more or less) of the project tasks must have been already finished.
The participants worked on:
- Who did and what has been done until 31/10/2019 (Information from Action Calendar and Gantt Chart).
- Central figure of the website, Moodle materials, dissemination and sustainability of the project.
- Creation of group networks in every country.
We agreed that the CPP page in fb will be continuously enriched with our activities and that it will be a space which we will be continuously inviting citizens to visit it, in order to obtain a better dissemination of the project and a space of a networking for citizens.
In the afternoon the participants had an esplanade tour (by cars), on the picturesque West – Southwest seaside of Attica. During that tour, the participants discussed about some disasters (mainly forest fires) which they noticed during that tour.
On Cape Sounio they had a stop for visiting the Temple of Poseidon on the archaeological site and they enjoyed the view of sunset over the Saronic Golf (despite the cloudy weather, that existed almost all day long).
Finally, in Lavrion they visited the fire brigade of the area and discussed with professionals about fire risks (especially during summer period) and the citizens’ behavior before and during a forest fire.
On October the 5th, all the participants (as well as more OIKO.POLI.S. members) had one Day Cruise to three islands: Hydra-Poros-Aegina. During these “sailings” we discussed and exchanged opinions about “Smart and Top Travel Tips” and ideas for a “Survival Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel”.
During this cruise also took place the “Certificate Ceremony”.
Finally, on October the 6th, Theodoros Oreinos, a member of OIKO.POLI.S. board, undertook a volunteer activity: after the expression of interest by the Turkish team to visit the Ancient Olympia, he took them by his car in a two days tour, he hosted them in his house in Lagkadia, Arcadia, and guided them in some villages and the natural environment of Peloponnesus and the Archaeological Site and the Archaeological Museums of Ancient Olympia. All of them enjoyed the activity (despite of the rainy weather of the second day).
4th Meeting in Antalya, 6-9 May 2019
The 4th meeting was held in Antalya, Turkey from 06 to 09 of May 20019. In this meeting, 10 participants from Georgia (1), Greece, (4), Italy (4) and Turkey (1) attended.
On May 06, all participants were met at the airport and transported to the hotel. At the evening the participants started discussing last activities at the dinner.
On May the 07th, during the morning, the meeting was organized in the hotel meeting room in 09.00pm to 13.00 pm, and it was discussed the following issues;
- Who and what did till 5/2019 (Information from Action Calendar and Gantt Chart)
- Presentations from partners of the good practices or another activity which were implemented from 11/2018 to 4/2019.
- Discussing the 5th meeting, closing the project- Greece
In the afternoon, at 14.00pm, the participants visited the Akdeniz University, and ıt was given the information about the university. And another meeting was settled in the university facilities about A Sample of one good practice in Turkey: A Case of AKUT (The Biggest Volunteer Search And Rescue Association of Turkey) until 16.00 pm.
In the afternoon, the cultural visiting was organized to the Old City in Antalya.
On May the 08th, technical visits were organized to the Mount Olympos and exported the safety rules and run a simulation of good practice about technical research and rescue activities in the Mountain.
After the visiting Mount Olympos, Prof.Dr.Tuncay Neyişçi who an expert guide explained how can we protect our forest from fire.
At the dinner, Closing and Certificate Ceremony was organized.
On May the 09ththe participants were traveling back.
Civil protection in schools
On April 4, 2019, the lesson “Emergencies and Defense from Emergency Situations” took place at Tbilisi, Georgia, Experimental Public School N1 in the frame of Erasmus + Project. The 5th class pupils and their teacher of “Nature”, Nana Zveriasvili delivered the lesson “Earthquake, Volcanic and accompanying of these natural disasters with good practices of emergency situations”. The teacher explained to pupils the main purpose of project CPP (Civil Protection of People), talked about natural disasters and how they can avoid the hazards during emergency situations. The pupils represent the model of Vulcan and presented the survival guide. The teacher asked them questions and gave useful information based on CPP project materials.
Webinar- Industrial Safety
On February 28, 2019, GTU provided the webinar for the following topic: Industrial Safety. The aim of this activity was to find out the main hazards in the industry and analyze how to avoid them in the right ways. 22 participants were attended to the webinar: 7 participants from Greece (OIKO.POLI.S), 3 participants from Italy (Training 2000 and Falchi Della Rovere), 8 participants from Georgia (GTU), 4 participants from Turkey (Akdeniz University).
The topic of the webinar was selected and worked out by GTU team; Presentation was presented by the project coordinator in Georgia, prof. Ia Mosashvili. The following issues were posted on the webinar: – Industrial Safety Tips; – Objectives of Industrial Safety; – Industrial Safety Equipment; – Emergency Procedures. The presentation was accompanied by visual materials aimed at a better understanding of the issues. For more visuals, the representer used the fragments from the film Chaplin in a factory, which clearly reflects the necessity to safeguard the safety rules in the industry, as well as the rules of labor ethics. After the presentation, the webinar participants discussed the problems of safety in the industry in their countries. All they mentioned that there are strict rules in the industries, but lots of accidents happen. The topic is very important for all the countries as in developing countries as well as for Europe. All the participants noted that Industrial safety is needed to check all the possible chances of accidents for preventing loss of life and permanent disability of any industrial employee, any damage to machine and material as it leads to the loss to the whole establishment.
Here is the presentation
“Creating Citizens Network for Civil Protection in Chaidari”
From 15 October to 10th of December, the action “Creating Citizens Network for Civil Protection in Chaidari” took place, in cooperation with the Municipality of Chaidari and the OCEAN NGO .The above-mentioned NGOs brought in touch citizens from local communities and, with the assistance of experts, sensitized, trained and prepared citizens to deal with emergencies, both practically as well as psychologically. They created groups of citizens, both adults and young ones for voluntary action, in cooperation with analogues European networks. In these seminars participated teachers, personnel of local authorities, representatives of local unions and groups, etc.
This activity is a part of the project: “Developing Skills in Dealing with Emergencies: Civil Protection for People” which implements OIKO.POLi.S in cooperation with other partners.
With the collaboration of experts and the contribution of civil protection and psychological support specialists, we organized four experiential workshops focused on the management of fear and emotions, with an approach to civil protection. About 30 people attended the seminars. They were students, young ones, teachers, local authorities, representatives of local organizations.
We tried to give knowledge to people from our local communities and prepare to deal with emergencies, such as earthquakes, flooding, extreme weather conditions etc.
1st workshop: A fireman explained to participants how to use the extinguisher and about the domestic fires.
2nd workshop: About floods.
3rd meeting: About earthquake
4th workshop: The last meeting was on the 10th of December with the theme “The Forest Fire”.
Also, at this meeting, we had the conclusion of all the previous activities. All the participants enjoyed the meeting and they underlined that they had the opportunity to have training in the field of civil protection, how to preparedness an emergency plan. But, all agreed that they need to continue the training of raising awareness for forest fire prevention and training of forest fire volunteers.
In the end, all participants took their certificates.
The group of OIKO.POLI.S promised to the participants that they will organize future training activities in cooperation with Municipality of Chaidari and Volunteer organization on how to detect a forest fire as soon as possible, how to define its exact position on the map, which fire brigade should be first activated and how it could be driven to the exact starting point, etc..
Basic steps of the methodology of these seminars-workshops were:
- Basic presentation of actions to be done before, during, and after some calamities (fires, earthquakes floods, etc.) by a specialist.
- Teamwork based on distributed photos, videos, and worksheets of particular incidents.
- 3. Discussion between the teams and the experts.
- Sharing of feelings and emotions for the events and putting forward suggestions for volunteer’s work.
The 3rd CPP meeting was held in Senigallia, Province of Ancona, Italy, from 14 to 16 of October 2018. In this meeting, 12 participants from Georgia, Greece, Italy and Turkey took part.
On October the 14th evening, during the dinner, the participants started the discussion about last activities, pro, and cons.
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On June 28, 2018, GTU provided the webinar for the case study of the following topic: Labor Safety in Mining Enterprises. The aim of this activity was: with the use of webinar to connect all participating countries to a network of information and interaction with a final aim the creation of a European Network of Citizens dealing with Civil Protection; also, to involve in webinars people from non EU countries, to share the learning and the experiences gained in non EU countries. 28 participants were attended to the webinar: 8 participants from Greece (organized by OIKO.POLI.S), 8 participants from Italy (3 participants from Training 2000, 5 participants from FALCHI DELLA ROVER ), 7 participants from Georgia (GTU), 2 participants from Moldova, 2 participants from Azerbaijan and one participant from Ukraine. Turkish team couldn’t attend the webinar, because all the team took part in a rescue and it was impossible to take the part in the webinar. The topic of the webinar was selected and worked out by GTU’s Mining and Geological Faculty; Presentation was presented by the project coordinator in Georgia, prof. Ia Mosashvili. The following issues were posted on the webinar: Mine Safety; Safety Hazards in Mining Industry; Safety Equipment; Emergency Procedures; 5S Methodology. The presentation was accompanied by visual materials aimed at a better understanding of the issues. There are some comments of participants for the webinar: “- The webinar was very interesting, even if they don’t work in a laboratory. All the topics were important and easily adjustable for any workplace, especially the elements of a mine safety management plan; – The mine for Italian laws is a place of work like others, where all the risks have been to take into account and they have to be reduced to protect workers’ safety. All those things are well known in Italy and there is a specific plan to prevent risks in workplaces; – the webinar was the internal and external dissemination of the project CPP.
Here is the presentation
2nd International Meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia
2nd international meeting was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, 16-18 May, 2018 with organizer of Georgian Technical University. 14 participants attended the meeting from Georgia, Greece, Italy and Turkey.
The main objectives of this meeting were the following:
-Discussion about the activities mentioned in the action calendar and Gantt Chart ;
-Presentations about the project activities from November 2017 to May 2018, among them:
Questionnaires, Disseminations, Evaluations, Cases Studies and Best practices;
-Discussion about future activities for the project. WHO will do What till the next meeting;
– Present the overall structure of the COMPENDIUM leaded by project coordinator;
– Discussion on how to organize project Webinars;
– Discussion on how to organize the LMS platform;
– Discussion on content and framework prototype for the survival guide as part the Compendium.
On 16th of May the discussion dealt with project participants about the activities in CPP project, in particular, Sofia Dimitriou-Psarrou introduced the possibility of the compendium to discuss their volume and content. They exchanged ideas on how to organize the compendium, survival guide, surveys and webinar.
On 17th of May the project participants had the technical and cultural visits in the villages and mountains on the way Kazbegi to explore volunteering work in that places for landslides disasters.
On 18th of May meeting was held in Georgian Technical University. All the partners did the presentations/case studies/good practices (Visit to Mine Laboratory; Labor safety in Engineering fields). GTU coordinator handed over the certificates to project Participants.
Professor Teimuraz Kunchulia and his assistant guided the project team in Mine laboratory, the shaft-laboratory represents a combination of horizontal, angled, vertical tunnels and cameras that are refined by mining-shaft equipment, mechanisms and automated mechanisms for managing industrial processes, with the whole system of underground power supply. The total length of the tunnels is 1000 meters. The depth of their deployment is 16 and 30 meters from the surface of the earth.
In Georgian Technical Training center, the German Trainer form the company FESTO did the oral presentation about stands for Industrial Automation, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering and High Voltage Electrician specialties., especially their safety and the labor safety roles.
Activities for awareness- OIKO.POLI.S Greece
PRESS RELEASE May-June 2018 – Greece
Under the framework of the Erasmus+ European project, with the theme: «Developing Skills in Dealing with Emergencies. Civil protection for people» (CPP), OIKOPOLIS (Ecological Cultural Association) of Chaidari implemented various actions:
A. Production of educational material and practical training guidelines for all ages: https://sway.com/vICB63ZPP2sPkuni?ref=Link
B. OIKOPOLIS members (S. Dimitriou, G. Karadima, M. & I. Bourdaki, Th. Oreinos, D. Skoufi, A. Chatziminas) actively participated in the following actions.
- Information of the members of the three Open Seniors Protection Centers (K.A.P.I.) of Chaidari:
In collaboration with the Municipality of Chaidari, OIKOPOLIS and a representative of the fire brigade briefed and basically trained the members of the three K.A.P.I.s on civil protection issues. Discussion and exchange of experience followed. Michalis Selekos, Mayor of Chaidari, stressed all the necessary fire safety measures to be taken during the summer to protect the mountainous volumes of the area.We thank K.A.P.I. staff and Maria Dimoula for their cooperation.
- Experiential workshop on civil protection at the Scaramagas Refugee Hospitality Center, on June 20, 2018 (Refugee Day).
In order to investigate the actual information needs for civil protection, Sofia Dimitriou-Psarrou visited the site, discussed with the officials and concluded that there was a need to focus on 3 points: a) swimming (Scaramagas sea is unsuitable for swimming), b) risks of fire hazards, c) safe traffic on the national road.Then, in an atmosphere of mutual trust, six OIKOPOLIS members played with the little friends of the center, painted, walked, talked about the sea of Skaramagas, safe crossing the streets, and the danger of fire.We are very grateful to all members of the Hospitality Center and translators for their cooperation, and we have agreed to come back with new actions.
- “Creating Citizens Network for Civil Protection in Chaidari”
In September, the action “Creating Citizens Network for Civil Protection in Chaidari” will take place, in cooperation with the Municipality of Haidari and OCEAN. You are invited to participate. See more information in our webpage: http://www.oiko-polis.com. With the collaboration of experts and the contribution of civil protection and psychological support specialists, we are going to organize three experiential workshops focused on the management of fear and emotions, with special approach to civil protection. Students, young ones, teachers, local authorities, representatives of local organizations will be invited to participate.
1.OIKO.POLI.S in the frame of the Erasmus+ CPP project (Civil Protection for People) and the environmental team of the 3rd Junior High School of Aigaleo informed the students about the single European emergency number 112.
After the presentation, the students thought that 112 concern all the people and they decided to make a puzzle with pictures related to emergency calls and a video to inform all the other students of the school about the usage of 112.
Also, OIKO.POLI.S cut their vasilopita in a celebration, at 11.2.2018. Vasilopita or ‘king pie’, is a New Year’s Day bread in Greece which contains a hidden coin which gives good luck to the receiver. During this celebration, the members of CPP project gave materials for emergency number 112 to participants of this action. About 55 people informed about 112 and took materials to share with their own colleagues.
2. Video from Flash floods in West Attica area, on November 15th, 2017.
3.Video from Fire in the area of a Recyclable Materials Selection Center (RMSC), Nea Zoi, Aspropyrgos, 6th of June 2015.
4. Practical implementation of some first aids actions, following the presentation of the First Aid Manual of the NEC- training for participants by NEC experts- a Recyclable Materials Selection Center (RMSC), Nea Zoi, Aspropyrgos, 6th of June 2015.
We had to practice by participants. Here is the video.
5. Presentation of the project CPP to AEDE Greece and Network For Cultural Sustainability. Representatives of the above organizations were present.
Kickoff meeting in Athens- 19-22 December 2017
Within the framework of the above program, whose coordinator is OIKO.POLI.S., a kick-off meeting was held with the participation of all the partners’ organizations, involved in it: from Georgia, from Italy and from Turkey. The meeting was held in Athens, from the 19th until the 22nd of December 2017 and its main objectives were: the detailed identification of the actions and activities, the time limits of all the works to be carried out and the products that have to be produced and be included in the final compendium.
On Wednesday, December 20th 2017, in the OIKO.POLI.S. Offices, there was a thorough discussion and decision-making on: the activities to be carried out during the program, the general methodology to be followed, ways of raising awareness among citizens (pupils and adults) and disseminating activities locally and at European level, the allocation of financial resources, as well as the planning of international meetings (work program and proposed dates of them).
On Thursday, December 21st 2017, in an amphitheater of the Municipality of Chaidari, various case studies were presented by the project partners and members of cooperating with OIKO.POLI.S. organizations, as well as by representatives of local civil protection services. Relevant interventions were also made by members of various bodies and individuals, such as representatives from: the Civil Protection of the Municipality of Aigaleo, Nature Friends Greece, ΑEDE, Cultural Sustainability Network, ΟCEAN, an experienced insurance agent, members of voluntary groups, students, etc.
On Friday, December 22nd 2017, departures’ day, future actions and further collaboration of the partners were discussed, as well as the possibility of submitting a new program for approval, either expanding the current one or another new one with different content.
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