On October 28 and 29, 2021 in Sofia, R. Bulgaria, representatives from Military Academy and partner institutions realized two work activities (Transnational meeting and Multiplier event) were held within the project PREDICT - Prevention of Disaster ICT (Informatics and Computer Technology) from the ERASMUS + program of the European Union (KA 201 - Strategic Partnership for School Education).
Meetings were in the organization of General Directorate Fire Safety and civil protection from Sofia, R. Bulgaria.
At the transnational meeting, the project partners (representatives of institutions from the R.N. Macedonia, R. Bulgaria, and the Kingdom of Spain, discussed the project commitments realized so far, as well as the planned activities in the coming period.
At the Multiplier event in two separate working sessions, the attendees (representatives of schools and other institutions close to the issues addressed in the project) were introduced to the goals and activities of the PREDICT project. At this event, the content of the lesson for the training of children, youth, and persons with disabilities in case of floods, fires, and earthquakes was also disseminated to the participants.
On 26.11.2020 in hotel Holiday Inn in Skopje a multiplier event was held in the scope of the PREDICT project - Prevention of Disasters ICT (informatics and computer technologies) implemented within the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union (KA201-Strategic Partnership for school education). During the multiplier event, there was a presentation of the results from the research conducted within Intellectual Output 1 “Creation of a methodological framework (training and desktop research) regarding inclusive training of children, youth, and persons with disabilities”.
The results referred to the curricula analyses in primary, secondary and special schools in Macedonia, Spain and Bulgaria, analyses of semi-structured interviews with experts from schools, crisis management, and protection and rescue institutions in the mentioned countries, as well as research questionnaires filled-in by participants with or without disabilities in the role of students and pupils in primary, secondary, and special schools in each of the countries.
Beside the representatives from project partner institutions, the event was also attended by representatives from the Ministry of Defense, Crisis Management Center, Radiation Safety Directorate, “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University, Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation, “St. Clement of Ohrid” University, Faculty of Security, representatives from primary and secondary schools, and NGOs.
The Military Academy “General Mihailo Apostolski” is the coordinating institution in this international project, which also includes the participation of the IT company IT SOLUTIONS FOR ALL from Malaga, Spain, the Chief Directorate Fire Safety and Civil Protection from Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as the primary school “Stiv Naumov” from Skopje, and the state school center for education and rehabilitation “Partenij Zografski” from Skopje. Nikola Kletnikov, MA from the Military Academy is the Project Coordinator.
The aim of the project is to empower improvement of the inclusive approach and non-discriminating participation of children, youth, and persons with disabilities in prevention and crisis situations and risks management via formal and informal education, training, as well as by creating a mobile application adapted to different age groups and different types of disabilities.