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Development of master curricula for natural disasters risk management in Western Balkan countries

Work methodology of NatRisk project is elaborated through eight work package types, encompassing in total 34 activities necessary to achieve project aims and objectives.

Precise milestones and delivery dates as well as the content of the deliverables are defined in a detailed work plan.

Category: Erasmus+ Project

Project web-site: NatRisk

Description

The severity of natural disasters significantly affect environment, causing extensive damage. The countries of Western Balkan are exposed to a variety of natural hazards including floods, droughts, forest fires, earthquakes, and landslides.

The general situation in WB countries is inadequate professional qualification and technological disciplines for education of human resources, the lack of specialized personnel, insufficient training of professional staff, the lack or low level of local government bodies’ preparedness, and underdeveloped culture of prevention among citizens.

Therefore, it is necessary to constantly strength the personnel competencies, followed by technical innovations and equipment, infrastructure, information and technological systems.

Objectives

The overall aim of the project Development of master curricula for natural disasters risk management in Western Balkan countries is to educate experts for prevention and management of natural disasters in the region of Western Balkan (WB) according to the national and EU policies.

The modernised laboratory with the latest hardware and software equipment for simulations and assessments of natural disasters, where the students will gain practical knowledge that can be immediately applied, and the up-to-date library units will contribute to innovative new master study programmes.