The Sector for Emergency Management of Montenegro, with support from the EU-funded “Euromed Programme on Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters - PPRD South” and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science, designed and successfully implemented in 2012 a pilot risk awareness and education campaign, with focus on seismic hazard protection, targeting about 5,000 6th grade students in 62 schools across 21 municipalities. The initiative involved lessons in schools, study-visits to the local fire brigade stations, classroom follow-up activities as well as distribution of thematic educational/awareness material (t-shirts, posters, etc.).
The campaign was extended to also involve the public at large through a media campaign press conferences, about 80 TV spots, about 160 radio spots, and news items in the country’s main dailies.
The implementation of this pilot initiative has been brought forward by the Sector for Emergency Management to mark a further step towards gradually incorporating risk reduction elements in the national elementary school curriculum in the country.