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Knowledge FOr Resilient soCiEty / K-FORCE

August 4th, 2016

Knowledge FOr Resilient soCiEty / K-FORCE

Knowledge FOr Resilient soCiEty / K-FORCE

The project titled “Knowledge FOr Resilient soCiEty / K-FORCE” submitted to the Erasmus+ Program for the action Capacity-Building in Higher Education (CBHE) has been selected for the EU co-funding.  Out of 736 applications submitted, 653 have been considered eligible, and 147 have been selected for funding.  University of Novi Sad, Serbia is the applicant organization.  
Epoka UNIVERSITY is partner of the co-funded project together with 14 other institutional partners from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Denmark, Sweden, Slovakia and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. 
The overall broader objective to which K-FORCE project will contribute is to build a sustainable educational foundation in Disaster Risk Management & Fire Safety Enginering field and ensure national professional resources and regional capacity for resilient society. In the three years of K-FORCE project period, four curricula will be modernized or developed and implemented (in EN, SR, AL, BH) 
- Disaster Risk Management and Fire Safety Engineering academic master/module programme 
- Disaster Risk Management and Fire Safety Engineering academic doctoral programme 
- Protection Engineering vocational master programme 
- Economic and Financial Resilience vocational master module 
The project subject area Disaster Risk Management and Fire Safety Engineering refers to Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary priority amongst the national/regional priorities of Partner Countries, with Engineering and engineering trades as the dominant academic discipline. Other disciplines addressed by intended curricula are Environmental protection, Architecture and Construction, Civil Protection, Fire Science, Climatology, Hydrology, Seismology and Economy. Specific syllabi will be dedicated to the vulnerable social groups’ safety (disabled people, hospitalised people, poor people living in slums, homeless, elderly people and children) as well as refugees/migrantes.  EU law and technical standards will also be included in several syllabi. Acquired knowledge in the field of Disaster Risk Management and Fire Safety Engineering will provide the base for building a resilient society.

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