Finnova Foundation

Finnova headquarters in Brussels hosts the third event of the European project SETOFF

  • “Challenges in crisis and disaster management” is the workshop that will be held 
  • The project aims to improve the readiness and occupational safety of crisis management and protection and rescue sectors 

21/06/2023, Brussels. Tomorrow, Thursday 22nd June from 09:00 to 11:30 (CEST) will take place at Finnova’s headquarters in Brussels the third event of the European project SETOFF funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, which aims to improve the training of both public and private security personnel in risk management. 

The event will be a workshop called “Challenges in crisis and disaster management” organized by Finnova, as a partner of SETOFF project. The goal is generating awareness among the target group about the results of the project. A simulation training for disaster, risk and resilience will be also carried out during the morning (training modules, learning theories and practices, educational scenarios, lesson plans, and use case scenarios). 

The project aims to improve the readiness and occupational safety of crisis management and protection and rescue sectors, as well as to incorporate the private sector in the process of future crisis and emergencies management. This issue is implemented by the development of innovative e-training based on successfully tested and simulation model, combined with the latest scientific findings and comprehensive training and education needs analysis.  

Juan Manuel Revuelta, CEO of Finnova, will open the event, and in the first part of the day, will also intervene Patricia Tejada, head of European projects at Finnova and Juan Viesca, director of European Funds at Finnova. Elroy Arancibia, responsible for European projects at Finnova, will present the online platform and Laura Velasco, responsible for European projects at Finnova, will explain the details and results of the trainings carried out.   

In the following part of the day, the marketing manager of Finnova Lola Bordás will explain the main functions of the CILIFO project (Iberian Center for Research and Fight against Forest Fires), followed by Agustín Quesada, who will do the same with the FIREPOCTEP project (strengthening of cross-border systems of prevention and extinction of forest fires and improvement of resources for rural employment generation post Covid-19). 

If you want to join us to the event, you can do it online by registrating in this link: 

About SETOFF  

The SETOFF Project (smart education and training program for central and local government servants: accepting vulnerability as our greatest strength and innovative tools for risk management) aims to improve the readiness and occupational safety of civil protection and private sector security and safety personnel for future crises and emergencies by developing an innovative online training curriculum based on a proven and successfully implemented simulation model combined with the latest scientific knowledge and comprehensive needs analysis.  

The SET-OFF consortium consists of 8 partners from 4 countries: universities and training organizations with expertise in civil protection issues, municipalities and non-profit research organizations as well as technical consulting service companies from Greece, Macedonia, Belgium and Spain. In addition, eleven Associate Partners recognize the need and potential of this project to enable structured knowledge exchange and facilitate collaboration between professionals, civil society and stakeholders in the field of disaster management through the proposed online platform and express their interest in support and their intention to actively participate in SETOFF. 

About Finnova 

Finnova is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU. Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities of European projects is combined with a solid proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurship support programs, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.  

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