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1 Gesundheits- und Soziale Dienste Charlotte Strümpel PrepAGE – Enhancing disaster management and preparedness for the older population in the EU Kick-off meeting for selected projects; DG Echo 22. January, 2014 Brussels

2 2 Gesundheits- und Soziale Dienste PrepAGE-Project background  Dabate on the fact that humanitarian agencies and donors in the international aid context faill to addreass te needs of frail older people in disasters  also EU MS  Older people face specific risks: isolation, lack of support, impaired mobility, frailty  Older people are more vulnerable with respect to coping with significant events such as power outages, extreme weather, flooding  Problems with access and communication  Some guidelines exist on special requirements for older people but integration into emergency and disaster preparedeness programmes remains insufficient in many countries

3 Project objectives  Introducing special requirements for older people into emergency and disaster preparedness and prevention programmes  Put structures and procedures in place to enable improved access to older people, who may be isolated and living at home, have limited resources or mobility impairments, in case of disasters  Look at existing structures and procedures in participating organisations and countries  Identify and compile best-practice examples in the participating countries and recommend them for implementation in other EU Member States. 3 Gesundheits- und Soziale Dienste

4 PrepAGE: Partners Coordinating beneficiary  Austrian Red Cross Research partner  University of Innsbruck Partners  British Red Cross  Bulgarian Red Cross  Croatian Red Cross  Latvian Red Cross 4 Gesundheits- und Soziale Dienste

5 Actions  Undertake desk and empirical research, in order to establish the needs and constraints of the target group  Develop national/local disaster plans that take older people into account  Carry out community-based exercises at a local level in each partner country  Develop European policy recommendations  Undertake an evaluation of the outcomes, the exercises and the project process. 5 Gesundheits- und Soziale Dienste

6 Main deliverables and deadlines  Website on-line ( )  Research report ( )  Five national workshops and key recommendations from workshops ( )  Community-based exercises carried out ( )  European policy recommendations in English and five national policy recommendations in national languages ( )  Final evaluation report ( ) 6 Gesundheits- und Soziale Dienste

7 Outcome - Expected results  Policy recommendations relevant to each partner country and general recommendations relevant to EU member States, including good practice examples  Guidelines for Emergency and Disaster Management organisations on how to incorporate the needs of (frail) older people into preparedness plans  Adapting existing organisational emergency and disaster management procedures to include preparedness measures for the target group  Development of prototype information material to be used by local stakeholders. 7 Gesundheits- und Soziale Dienste

8 Follow-up  Dissemination of project and outcomes by all project partners within their networks  Recommendations will be available on website  Website will be continued  Know-how will be integrated into the partners‘ work on disaster management 8 Gesundheits- und Soziale Dienste

9 9 Gesundheits- und Soziale Dienste  Grant Agreement No. ECHO/SUB/2013/  Total eligible costs: EUR  Requested EC contribution: EUR (75%)  Project duration: 24 months – Administrative Overview


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