​From 10th to 11th December the final partner meeting was held in Espinho (Portugal) at the premises of APSU – ASSOCIAÇÃO PORTUGUESA DE STARTUPS.

CiProVoT aimed at developing a trans-national training course module and a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for Civil Protection volunteers, as well as create a European community of Civil Protection Volunteers.

During the meeting partners presented the results of the national Multiplier Events organised in each Country and discussed on the strategic exploitation of the project results through working groups and presentations.

A Technical visit to one of the most significant Portuguese company in the Civil Protection sector, named Jacinto, has been organised during the second part of the meeting. Jacinto develops/equips all types of fire fighting vehicles for different EU Countries.

The online training course consists of 4 Modules:

  • Introductory Module- The EU Civil Protection Mechanism and National Civil Protection Mechanism
  • Module 1- Natural hazard & Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Module 2- Emergency planning
  • Module 3- ICT for Disaster Risk Reduction Activities

The  English course is freely available at the CiProVoT project website https://ciprovot-project.eu/learn/ and it will be accessible in Portuguese, Italian and Greek in the next few weeks.

Register here and attend the European course on Civil Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction activities.

On the CiProVoT website you can also find and download the Report on practices and skills identification of Civil Protection volunteers, available in pdf and e-book in English, Italian, Greek and Portuguese, as well as the Training methodology and additional information on the project.

About the project

The CiProVoT – Civil Protection Volunteers Training project is a 2-year project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme: Key Action 2, Strategic Partnership in the field of Adult education.


The project holds together 6 organisations:

  • Coordinator: Centro studi città di Foligno Associazione (Italy);
  • LSBU-London South Bank University (UK);
  • PSCE-Public Safety Communication Europe Forum (Belgium);
  • APSU- Associação Portuguesa de Startups (Portugal);
  • CESIE [Italy].
For further information

Read more about CiProVoT.

Visit ciprovot-project.eu.

Are you a Civil Protection Volunteer or an aspiring one? Do you want to increase your skills and knowledge about prevention and management of natural disasters? Join our Community

For further information about the project, please contact Chiara Venturella: chiara.venturella@cesie.org