The Aware & Resilient is a European project co-funded by the Civil Protection Financial Instrument of the European Union.
Co-ordinated by the Austrian Red Cross, it was carried out with Red Cross partners in Bulgaria, France, Latvia and Romania. It ran from April 2013 to May 2015.
The overall aim of the Aware & Resilient project was to raise the awareness of citizens of all ages of the value and benefits of disaster preparedness, in addition to creating community links.
The main results are:
- Adapting and translating a one-hour awareness raising activity (“Introduction to Risk Reduction”) for the population. The trainer’s handbook and the leaflet “Self-protection plan for me and my family” are available in Bulgarian, English, German, French, Latvian, Romanian and Russian.
- Translating and adapting a training programme for trainers to enable them to run the “Introduction to Risk Reduction” for the population. This is available in Bulgarian, English, German, French, Latvian, Romanian and Russian.
- Augmenting and translating a serious gaming tool ‘Worst Case Hero’ in all participating languages: The game Worst Case Hero is available in Bulgarian, German, English, French, Latvian, Romanian and Czech.
- Conducting a Community-based emergency exercise in each participating country. Five excercises were conducted in the Summer/Fall 2014. A CBE guide is available in Bulgarian, English, German, French, Romanian and Latvian.