TASK D – Training for prevention and risk mitigation

Training is an essential task for two reasons: it will guarantee the success of the project itself by providing end-users with the necessary competences and will contribute to the creation of future generations of risk-aware professionals and citizens, something that will enable a full exploitation of the project objectives. As such, specific groups will be trained – students, citizens, practitioners and additional stakeholders – on how to respond to questionnaires and collect data on the selected casestudy region that will enrich the exposure and vulnerability models. The identified groups will also be trained on how to build hazard, exposure and vulnerability models to feed the WBP and on how to run risk and loss estimation analysis for any region of interest. In general, the training activities will help citizens to understand the importance of seismic risk prevention, related to their properties and country. Practitioners will profit from training in risk analysis in the sense that it will provide them with increased knowledge on up-to-date tools for vulnerability of buildings. Additional stakeholders, such as decision and policy makers, will also extremely benefit from the training activities, particularly the one focusing on the WBP, for sustained choices and planning. Finally, as the the WBP will be developed in the open (using open source tools) also private stakeholders can be involved in the training for improved industry applications and results.