Curriculum events

The curriculum consist of three different kinds of events:

6 LES meetings
These are 3-day international Learning and Experience Sharing meetings. The 6 focal points will meet on location of one of the three cities and will receive education on DRM. The first four LES meetings will cover the three stages of the EU Risk Management Capability Assessment Guidelines (Disaster Risk Assessment, Disaster Risk Management Planning, Implementing Disaster Risk Management), preceded by a introduction into DRM in the first LES. Each of these meetings will cover the same 10 topics: the different kinds of capabilities and the pre-defined special interests of the three cities. However, the depth of these subjects will vary, depending on the stage of the EU guideline that is covered.

The fifth and sixth LES meeting (second half of second year) will be dedicated to sharing experiences on the implementation of the self-assessment and Peer Review outcomes in a local DRM strategy with roadmap. In addition, in these last 2 LES meetings some topics can be revisited or deepened with theoretical or practical knowledge, based on specific needs that arise at that point of the project. In this way the curriculum allows for a structured approach, but also for some flexibility to address needs that arise during the project. This means that the current de-scription of the DRM curriculum only covers the first 1,5 year of the project.

8 e-LES meetings
In each semester two half-day online education meetings will be organized in addition on the face-to-face education. The online education will be used for some additional instruction, theo-retical and practical lessons (matching the topics of the preceding and following LES meeting), as well as for exchanging the outcomes of the homework assignments. For these meetings video conference will be used.

4 SAM rounds: coaching and local stakeholder meeting
VRZHZ and ITINERIS will provide direct coaching to the 2 focal points of each city (together with PA RCSD for Ungheni), based on their experience in MiSRaR, PRISMA, CRISMAS and the Peer Reviews. To this end, they will visit each city four times for a so-called Support and Advice Meeting (SAM). Each SAM coaching meeting consists of two days. One is completely aimed at coach-ing the focal points themselves and the other is to be used for assistance to the focal points in their own trainings activities in local stakeholder meetings.

Homework assignments as a bridge between curriculum and local action
Each LES meeting will be preceded and followed by practical homework assignments. This includes reading of the curriculum syllabi, researching the own local situation, some internet research to familiarize with concepts and approaches and stakeholder management activities. The homework assignments are specifically designed to facilitate the process of local action: transfer of knowledge to local stakeholders, the self-assessment of current DRM capabilities, the local Peer Reviews and the development of local DRM strategies and roadmaps.