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PERCEPTION is a three-year project, funded by the Erasmus+ programme. It was launched in October 2020 and will conclude in October 2023.

Throughout the project, participants will be able to utilise the PERCEPTION project in terms of employability and innovative Vocational Education and Training (VET) to become experts in the emergency management field. The role of the EFEP is two-fold: assess crisis management approaches and identify strategies to prevent future disasters or limit their impacts and apply participatory approaches aimed at building a constructive relationship among citizens, enterprises and local/regional authorities.


PERCEPTION aims to establish evaluation and facilitation as core and recognised features of the civil protection planning.

The expected outcomes of PERCEPTION are:

Mutual recognition of the EFEP qualification among all partner countries through the certification within the European Qualification Framework (EQF) Level 5.

Provision of a work-based training for at least 60 young people through a multi-level, multi-disciplinary and immersive training methodology.

Employability enhancement for young people through the creation of a new curriculum, fostering job opportunities within non-governmental organisations (NGOs), local authorities, private companies or as self-employed.

The creation of dialogue formats to reduce the gap between regional and local public authorities and entrepreneurs, specifically in the field of safety when an emergency occurs, as well as during the planning phase.

Awareness on safety, risk prevention and climate change.


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