A huge amount of resources, efforts and actions have been dedicated in EU, to the prevention and raising of awareness for the seismic risk, as well as for the elaboration of projects and initiatives to minimize the risks for humans and economy. However, gained experience from Italy and Haiti, as well as results of other studies worldwide (Armenian experience etc.) have shown that Civil Protection was not prepared enough to palliate the emotional shock and burden that such events can cause to children. The problem appears more intense when referring to disabled children for which less attention has been paid.
The project is thus addressed to children, including those with movement disorders. Main actions will focus on raising awareness, improving knowledge on earthquakes, educating relative groups (teachers, parents, volunteers and civil protection operators) on the best practices and state of the art responses and establishing collaboration between various civil protection operators