New grant won by the CBRNe Master courses
It is a pleasure announce that the International Master courses in Protection against CBRNe events - University of Rome Tor Vergata have won a second grant research program in the H2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme
#CBRNe Master courses are a partner of the project "MELODY - A harmonised CBRN training curriculum for first responders and medical staff", together with NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST, RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU and NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO (NL); ISEM-INSTITUT PRE MEDZINARODNU BEZPECNOST A KRIZOVE RIADENIE, NO (SK); AUTONOOM PROVINCIEBEDRIJF CAMPUS VESTA (BL); KESZENLETI RENDORSEG (HU); UNIWERSYTET LODZKI (PL); Länsi-Suomen Pelastusharjoitusaluesäätiö (FI); European Council of Disaster Medicine (ECDM) (FR).
The project is coordinated by the Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie/Centre d'Etude de l'Energie Nucléaire (BE).
The call won is: ISFP-2017-AG-PROTECT.
The activity: A harmonised CBRN training curriculum for first responders and medical staff
Abstract of the project:
The main objective of this project proposal is to define, develop and deploy a harmonized CBRN training curriculum for first responders and medical staff, by medical staff it is meant ambulance drivers, paramedics and emergency room (ER) personnel. The objectives set out for the project will be achieved through 7 logically designed work packages (WPs), which cover the consultation with existing training facilities in the consortium, leading to a draft document, which will then through consultation with end-users/practitioners will determine how far we are from the actual training needs. Additional effort will be spent in correcting the departures from the existing training material with respect to the actual practitioner’s needs. The improved CBRN training curriculum will be assessed and evaluated through a number of dedicated exercises and training activities which will lead to a new set of improvements. A WP has been devoted to demonstration and dissemination activities. The former will deal with showcasing the final product through a set of full-scale exercises, whereas the latter will be a continuous effort in raising awareness on the project and its activities at all levels: from practitioner to policymakers. It is expected that a fully fit-for-purpose CBRN training curriculum
for EU first responders and medical staff, properly quality assured and controlled will be delivered three years after the initiation of the project.