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ULSS 20 Verona (Veneto region, Italy)

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Flooding: Rapid Response & Simulation Schemes for Safety of Disabled


  1. To contribute to tackling the high incidence of casualties of disabled persons in the case of events of major river flooding;
  2. To exchange experience and best practice between EU Civil Protection Structures on rapid response and simulations schemes in case of river floods insofar as regards disabled persons.


  1. Identification of stakeholders including Civil Protection units, emergency services, volunteer rescue services, organisations representing disabled persons and their carers, public bodies responsible for the well-being of disabled persons (e.g SocialServices);
  2. Creation of a network consisting of all the contacts made which will ensure the sustainability of project activities, in particular with regard to exchange of information;
  3. Collection of Rapid Reaction Protocols and Simulation Experiences;
  4. Draw up Inventory of Experiences and Lessons Learned;
  5. Final Conference representing recommendations for best practices.

Expected results

  1. Available rapid reaction protocols and simulation experiences on reaction to flooding disasters are collected;
  2. Experiences and lessons learned on needs of disabled persons in case of river flooding are exchanged and disseminated;
  3. Recommendations for best practise for consideration ofdisabled persons in design of rapid reaction protocols and simulation schemes in case of river flooding, are produced.