Disasters Response & Emergencies

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME: IT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE (before ICT EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING)
Where: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Years: 2006 – 2015 (recurrent)
Aim: the course was aimed at enhancing professional and personal capacity of ICT officers’ to work as managers in emergencies, providing them with specific knowledge and tools on the legal framework of humanitarian actors, logistics and budget, the media’s role during an emergency, preventive medicine and security and safety.
Participants: 20 in average
Length: two weeks course
Funding: World Food Programme.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM COURSES: COMMUNITY MECHANISM INTRODUCTION COURSE (CMI 5)– 10th Cycle
Where & when: Rome, Italy, 24-28 September 2012; Split, Croatia, 15-19 October 2012; Easingwold, UK, 19-23 November 2012; Easingwold, UK, 27-31 August 2012; Rome, Italy, 2-6 July 2012; 18-22 June 201; Rome, Italy, 4-8 June 2012
Aim: the course was aimed at introducing participants to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and provide them with the basic knowledge and skills to prepare themselves for actions in the field of Host Nation Support as well as provide them with the first information on international civil protection missions, both within and outside the Mechanism’s geographical area.
Participants: 25 in average
Implementing partners: Italian Civil Protection Department (project Coordinator), DUZS (Croatia) and EPC(UK)
Funding: European Union.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM COURSES: COMMUNITY MECHANISM INDUCTION COURSE – 9th Cycle
Where & when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 6-10 February 2012; Istituto Superiore Antincendio, Rome, Italy 14-20 January 2012; Istituto Superiore Antincendio, Rome, Italy, 8 – 14 October 2011; Istituto Superiore Antincendio, Rome, Italy, 18 – 24 June 2011; Istituto Superiore Antincendio, Rome, Italy, 4 – 10 June 2011; Istituto Superiore Antincendio, Rome, Italy, 15 – 21 January 2011
Aim: the course was aimed at introducing participants to the Community Mechanism and providing them with the basic knowledge and skills to prepare themselves for international civil protection missions, both within and outside the Community Mechanism’s geographical area.
Participants: 26.
Implementing partners: Italian Civil Protection Department and the Italian Fire-fighters, Public Rescue and Civil Defence Department.
Funding: European Union.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM COURSES: COMMUNITY MECHANISM INDUCTION COURSE – 8th Cycle
Where & when: Istituto Superiore Antincendio, Rome, Italy; 4 – 6 May 2010; 19-25 June 2010; 5 – 11 June 2010; 9 – 15 October 2010;
Aim: the course was aimed at introducing participants to the Community Mechanism and providing them with the basic knowledge and skills to prepare themselves for international civil protection missions, both within and outside the Community Mechanism’s geographical area.
Participants: 25.
Implementing partners: Italian Civil Protection Department and the Italian Fire-fighters, Public Rescue and Civil Defence Department.
Financed by: European Union.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM COURSES: HIGH LEVEL COORDINATION REFRESHER COURSE – 8th Cycle
Where: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
When: 14 -18 May 2012; 6-10 February 2012, 2 – 6 May 2011, 14 – 18 February 2011
Aim: the course was aimed at improving participants’ knowledge on the development of new techniques and equipment and at refreshing knowledge gained on earlier civil protection mechanism courses.
Participants: 14 in average
Implementing Partners: Italian Civil Protection Department and the Italian Fire-fighters, Public Rescue and Civil Defence Department.
Funding: European Union.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM COURSES: MEDIA AND SECURITY STRATEGY COURSE – 8th Cycle
Where: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
When: 25 – 30 March 2012; 3 – 8 April 2011; 28 – March 2010; 18 – 23 April 2010.
Aim: the course was aimed at enhancing participants’ understanding, knowledge and skills in terms of media and security management at operational and strategic levels so they can act as media and security advisors within the team.
Participants: 11.
Implementing Partners: Italian Civil Protection Department and the Italian Fire-fighters, Public Rescue and Civil Defence Department.
Funding: European Union.

WORKSHOP ON INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DISASTER
Where & When: Sede Operativa del Dipartimento della Protezione Civile, Rome, 7 – 8 November 2011
Implementing Partners: Università degli Studi di Milano, Protezione Civile.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM COURSES: HIGH LEVEL COORDINATION COURSE – 7th Cycle
Where: Istituto Superiore Antincendio, Rome, Italy
When: 7 – 12 February 2010; 9 – 15 January 2010;
Aim: the course was aimed at improving participants’ knowledge, skills and competencies on managerial and political aspects of civil protection assistance interventions such as mission management, negotiation and international coordination policy and media relations.
Participants: 15.
Implementing Partners: Italian Civil Protection Department and the Italian Fire-fighters, Public Rescue and Civil Defence Department.
Financed by: European Union.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM COURSES: COMMUNITY MECHANISM INDUCTION COURSE – 7th Cycle
Where: Istituto Superiore Antincendio, Rome, Italy
When: 9 – 15 January 2010; 5 – 11 September 2009; 16 – 12 June 2009
Aim: the course was aimed at introducing participants to the Community Mechanism and providing them with the basic knowledge and skills to prepare themselves for international civil protection missions, both within and outside the Community Mechanism’s geographical area.
Participants: 25.
Implementing partners: Italian Civil Protection Department and the Italian Fire-fighters, Public Rescue and Civil Defence Department.
Finance by: European Union.

THE INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY AND HUMANITARIAN AID MISSIONS: TECHNICAL TRAINING AND SKILLS TO ENHANCE THE PERSONAL PROFILE OF THE STAFF OF THE CIVIL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT
Where and when: Bergamo, Italy, 11-12 and 18-19 December 2008; PISA/ROME, ITALY, 15 – 26 OCTOBER 200; ROMA/PISA, ITALY, 18 – 29 JUNE 2007
Aim: the course was aimed at supporting the activities of the Italian Department of Civil Protection within the international humanitarian assistance system, by providing participants with legal framework and specific tools of the humanitarian assistance operations.
Participants: 20.
Financed by: Italian Department of the Civil Protection.

ICT EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE MANAGERS: TRAINING OF TRAINERS
Where and when: Pisa, Italy, 7-12 April 2008
Aim: the course was aimed at enhancing the training capacity of ICT managers by providing them with knowledge and tools on the basic principles of adult learning, the characteristics of the main training methodologies and application of training methods such as the lecture and the role-playing.
Participants: 20.
Financed by: World Food Programme.

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME: IT MANAGEMENT TRAINING
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 16-21 October 2006
Aim: the course was aimed at enhancing professional and personal capacity of ICT officers to work as managers in emergencies, by providing them with specific knowledge and tools on the legal framework of humanitarian actors, logistics and budget, the media’s role during an emergency, preventive medicine and security and safety.
Participants: 13.
Financed by: World Food Programme.

BETWEEN HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AND CRISIS OF THE HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTIONS: LESSONS LEARNED, NEW CHALLENGES AND FUTURE SCENARIOS
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 25 – 27 November 2004
Aim: the course was aimed at enhancing the dialogue between the institutional component of the humanitarian action (international organizations, governmental agencies, and the military), the training component (university, research and training centres) and the no-profit component (NGOs, associations) about contents and implications of the current humanitarian actions.
Participants: 100.
Implementing partner: MSF.
Financed by: European Union.

THE REAL AND ILLEGAL
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 17-18 and 24-25 June 2004
Aim: the course was aimed at providing tools of analysis and project making that can take into account the dynamics related to non-legal, grey zone or criminal aspects in the context of humanitarian intervention, rehabilitation, reconstruction and co-operation processes.
Participants: 40.
Implementing partner: UNICRI of Turin, Italy.

TRAINING COURSE ‘THE HUMANITARIAN UPDATE: NEW SKILLS AND METHODOLOGIES FOR AID WORKERS’
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 30 June – 11 July 2003
Aim: the course was aimed at providing participants with personal skills and general methodology useful for people involved in humanitarian-relief and peace operations. Participants: 30.
Financed by: the Rotary Club of Florence.

PREPARING THE REHABILITATION EFFORT IN AFGHANISTAN
Where and when: Washington DC (USA), 3 – 14 February 2003; 28 May – 7 June 2002; Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 25 February – 9 March 2002
Aim: the course was aimed at training participants addressing the needs of humanitarian relief personnel likely to be deployed to Afghanistan.
Participants: 30.
Implementing partners: Program on Peacekeeping Policy and the School of Public Policy of George Mason University.
Financed by: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pisa Province, Tuscany Region and USIS of Rome.

‘WHITE HELMETS’ TRAINING PROJECT
Where and when: Pisa, Italy, 2001
Description: the Scuola was entrusted to cooperate in the realisation of a training project for the ‘White Helmets’ in order to provide volunteers with appropriate and efficient skills to operate in international missions and emergency situations.
Funding institution: Italian CARITAS.