EUSDR PA5 and the National University of Public Service organized a workshop on the International Danube Day (29/06/2017) in Budapest in order to bring together the other related EUSDR Priority Areas namely PA7 (Knowledge Society) and PA9 (People&Skills), the representatives of universities, vocational schools, water directorates and SMEs related to the education of flood management and discuss the problems, needs, possibilities of this field.
The participants also shared their education experiences related to flood protection, also previous project outcomes and recent initiations. Attendants were informed about the forthcoming funding possibilities of different programmes like ERASMUS+, CEEPUS, DAAD, Horizon2020 in order to start a discussion and set up a network of institutes to establish an international flood protection education course in the region which was identified by several countries in the 1st Flood Risk Management Plan of the Danube Basin (DFRMP) as a need.
As a tangible result once the workshop presentations and second the opinion and experiences of the participating 32 experts from 6 countries of the Danube region have been collected in a Common Findings document by PA5 Hungarian coordination. Also a short list of international education programmes and projects were collected which is related to the activities of the participants. The key messages will be communicated to the PA5 Steering Group to enhance the PA5 action plan respectively and to ICPDR FP-EG in order to find proper measures to be included during the update of the DFRMP.
Workshop materials can be downloaded from EUSDR PA5 website.
The workshop was financed from the PA5 DTP PAC project of the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme.
Representatives of EUSDR PA5, PA7 and PA9 during the workshop