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Advances and Barriers to Education for Civil Protection in the Early 21st Century



Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Field Pedagogy and education
Keywords Education; civil protection; disaster risk reduction; Hyogo Framework for Action
Description In the early 21th century the world is facing many threads. Global climate change stands behind the risk of more frequent and intense natural disasters, which take human lives and cause significant economic damage. Importance of civil defense (CD) have increased due to development of geopolitical situation and risk of terrorist attacks. States have increased their efforts to prepare and implement measures for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and for climate change adaptation (CCA), which are in many ways interconnected. In the Czech republic the topic of civil protection returns to primary and secondary schools and by the government command should be taught at faculties of education. This paper presents the state of public awareness and public education on DRR and CD in the Czech Republic based on the research analysis. We have reviewed the progress of implementation of educational programs in accordance with the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The abovementioned analysis of the issue merits is supplemented by its economic evaluation.

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