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Raising young people's awareness on preparedness and self-protection (YAPS)

Source(s):  Austrian Red Cross
Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)
General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU)

This set of educational materials aims to increase the self-protection of children aged 7-12 for the following risks: storms, forest fires, influenza, emergencies, floods, landslides, and earthquakes. Additional educational materials are intended to raise children's awareness of aspects such as: volunteering, fire safety education, household risks, social engagement and a safe way to school.

The materials are divided into several categories:

  1. Worksheets and the corresponding methodical and didactic comments
  2. Storybooks
  3. Online games
  4. Guidance material for emergency and disaster response staff

These materials are the outcome of the "Raising young people’s awareness on preparedness and self-protection (YAPS)" project, which is funded by the European Union. YAPS is a joint project of the German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), as the main contractor, the Austrian Red Cross (ARC), the Romanian General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, and the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj (BBU), Romania.


Format Games, Activities, Exercises

Target audiences


Group: Trainers/Teachers/Facilitators

Sub-group: Primary School Teachers


Group: Children

Sub-group: Primary school age (6-11 years)

Educational usage

reading level Educational (primary reading level)
educational usage Extra-curricular/Informal

Additional information

Published in Germany

Dissemination history

Scale 5,000 - 10,000

Stategy: As part of training programme

Grade level: Grade levels for children aged 7-12

Subject: English, General Knowledge, Geography, Cross-Disciplinary Subjects

Country Austria  •  Germany  •  Romania
School Some schools with jurisdiction
Community National
Setting Rural/Semi-rural  •  Urban/Suburban
Recipients Primary school children  •  Teachers or instructors

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  • Year of publication 2017
  • Language(s) English, German, Romanian
  • Price Free

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