Media and crisis communication in the event of a disaster: third workshop held by EU project
November 16, 2015
The EU-funded programme PPRD South II (Prevention, Preparedness, and Response to natural and man-made Disasters) has held a training workshop on media and crisis communication with 13 participants from the Algerian, Lebanese and Tunisian Civil Protection/Defence and other relevant services.
The aim of the workshop, held from 9 to 12 November, in Paris, was to accompany partners in their efforts to strengthen and improve their capacity to manage crisis communications and the media.
The workshop included simulation exercises per country:
• A fire at a hotel in Lebanon
• A collision between a train and a truck in Tunisia
• An earthquake in Algeria
Participants also had the opportunity to meet representatives of the Crisis Communication cell of the Paris Fire Brigade who shared their experience.
PPRD South II (Prevention, Preparedness, and Response to natural and man-made Disasters) is a three-year programme with a €5 million budget which aims at raising national resilience of southern Mediterranean partner countries (targeted by the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)) affected by a natural or man-made disaster, mainly through risk reduction (prevention, mitigation, public awareness) and preparedness (capacity building, contingency planning), including better cooperation at the international level. (EU Neighbourhood Info)