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Rescuing injured Disabled persons in case of Disasters. Civil Protection's Challenge in the Challenge


  1. To identify and establish guidelines and recommendations onhow to preparedly procede and promptly respond to the basic needs to assist a target population of disabled persons in case of an unexpected disaster and an emergency situation;
  2. To define and plan the communication, rescuing and transportation system for disabled persons in case of a disaster or an emergency at European level.


  1. Identification of existing European level protocols or formulation-definition of protocols where inexistent in the field of rescue of disabled people in case of disasters;
  2. Organisation of a international Consensus Conference (Verona, 8-9 November 2007), for discussion of the project results and elaboration of Verona Charter
  3. Dissemination of the Verona Charter, which should contain general principles concerning the rescue of persons with disabilities in case of disaster, will be circulated anddisseminated through the network and through all the means available (website, mailing list and publications).

Expected Results

  1. Identification of content of research on existing information, practices, experiences;
  2. Exchange of information, experiences among the partners and stakeholders;
  3. Elaboration of "Verona Charter for the rescue of persons with disabilities in case of disasters" about existing fundamental liberties and principles together and torender them more visible to citizens and institutions.