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Safe and Equal in Emergencies

Overview

Status

Closed

Start

End

Type
Cross-border prevention and preparedness and marine pollution (Track 2)
EU contribution amount
EUR 312 642.44 (EU contribution )
Contact email

Description

The Safe and Equal in EMErgencies (SEE ME) project aims to ensure that persons with disabilities have equal access to opportunities in emergency situations.

Despite the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) and the 2010-20 European Disability Strategy, persons with disabilities face inadequate access to rescue in emergency situations. This results from a lack of common standards in their protection and rescue, and their right to equal access and opportunities in emergencies is often neglected. Persons with disabilities are excluded from decision-making in the emergency planning and management process, and first responders are not trained to rescue and protect different disability groups. These barriers exacerbate the vulnerability of an already vulnerable group in society.

SEE ME aims to improve the safety of persons with disabilities and ensure they have equality in emergencies by: raising awareness to equal rights in emergencies; analysing gaps and needs in the protection and rescue of persons with disabilities; collecting and exchanging best practices, expertise and planning; and developing guidelines and protocols related to assistance, protection and rescue of persons with disabilities. The project also advocates for persons with disabilities to play an active role in civil protection prevention and in planning activities.

Project content

News

Training of first responders on dealing with PwD

Training of operational forces

Training of operational forces from Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia on dealing with persons with disabilities (PwDs) in emergencies
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Outputs & results

Documents

SEE ME Guidelines.pdf

(1.81 MB - PDF)
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Partner organisations

Organisation
Country
Croatia
Role
Coordinator
EU Contribution
EUR 108 212.31
Organisation
Country
Slovenia
Role
Beneficiary
EU Contribution
EUR 117 143.60
Organisation
Country
Montenegro
Role
Beneficiary
EU Contribution
EUR 87 286.53