CP4ALL aims at optimizing Civil Protection preparedness activities in favor to vulnerable social groups – especially children – in case of emergencies.
In the last years, projects such as YouthPrevention.PRO and RACCE, funded under CP Financial Instrument, have developed interesting activities dedicated to kids and aimed in raising their sense of awareness towards disasters and to help them in managing their emotions in stressful situations.
CP4ALL project aims to add one more contribution to all the important work done at international level. The actions will be focused on the optimization of the preparedness activities in Civil Protection in favor to vulnerable social groups in case of emergencies, in particular right after the disaster happening, when citizens are often required to live in provisory camps, due to the temporary impossibility to stay at their houses (because of flooding, earthquakes, fires,…). In this situation, children are more exposed to stress and therefore require special attention due to the fact they are experimenting (in most cases for the first time) a new living environment, the distance from their houses and their personal spaces, the loss of precise points of reference. Moreover, parents and relatives are often not present during the entire day, having to take care of reconstruction where possible. It is necessary that operators (Civil Protection and/or Red Cross members) which deal with kids in such a delicate situation, are prepared and know how to approach such a fragile category.
CP4ALL aims to create such specific profiles that will operate together and/or inside Civil Protection and Red Cross organizations and which will be competent for dealing with kids in the post disaster phase. These profiles will be trained for working in an international environment so to be available not only during emergencies at national level but also in support to the other CP4ALL teams that will be trained in the other EU project Countries. This will be possible thanks to specific interaction moments during project period (e-learning sessions) among the trained people that will therefore have the chance to know each other and that in case of emergencies will be able to cooperate on field.