The IP aims to provide students the necessary tools to face -in an effective manner-issues of civil protection and humanitarian assistance by combining the expertise offered by various disciplines and education sectors.
The IP aims specifically at:
- Deepening and widening the expertise in the sector of civil protection and humanitarian action in the face of ever more immense challenges and providing students with high level theoretical and empirical know-how on the key issues related to crisis management.
- Enabling students, academic staff and field professionals to work together in a multinational group, with people from different ethnic and cultural background throughout Europe, and so benefit from special learning and teaching conditions not available in a single institution and to gain new perspectives on the topic being studied.
- Offering academically valid training with transferable 6 ECTS units assigned to it .
- Allowing members of the academic staff and field professionals to exchange views on teaching content and its practical impact and to test teaching methods in a European classroom environment.
- Turning all students, academics and professionals involved into advocates of the project
- Contributing to the training of future field professionals by providing the necessary practical and theoretical expertise that a humanitarian actor has to acquire before facing the complex humanitarian environment in the field.
- Enhancing synergies between humanitarian action and civil protection operations (lessons learned from the crises in Greece -natural disasters, migration flows- as well as Libya, Syria, Mali) and defining distinct yet complementary roles of humanitarian, military and police actors.
- Improving the multilateral cooperation between higher education institutions in Europe. Indeed, the program would be the basis for the development of common postgraduate studies curricula and in particular for the creation of a joint inter-university post-graduate academic program in Civil Protection and Humanitarian Action in the EU.
- Taking all appropriate actions to disseminate the program’s results
Skills to be acquired by Participants who will follow the course
The programme provides lifelong, didactically-innovative and pedagogically-rich, open and flexible, learning approaches. These approaches will also foster students' potential for employability (either in the local government or the NGO sector) and cultivate the growth of an activist spirit. In relation with the partners’ academic curricula, the I.P. project could help students to gain their job in the fields approached (international organizations, local government -where civil protection is implemented- NGO sector).
The programme brings a high contribution to the area of interdisciplinary studies (law, sociology, political science, civil protection, sociology and even medicine). The programme presents a strong multidisciplinary approach ("hundred skills" approach).
Learning outcomes and expected outputs
The IP offers to students interested in getting involved in humanitarian action and civil protection, both at a governmental or non-governmental level, a multidisciplinary training that will enable them to address effectively the new type of disasters arising with an ever-increasing pace in today’s world (armed conflicts, natural disasters etc.).