Train the Trainer Courses - POSOW II Project – Apr 19, 2016

Following the training package development under the Preparedness for Oil-polluted Shoreline Cleanup and Oiled Wildlife interventions Project - POSOW II, two 4-day courses were organised in the Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (Cedre)'s facilities, in Brest on the 19-22 and 26-29 April 2016. Six topics were covered: volunteer management, shoreline assessment, shoreline cleanup, oiled wildlife response, fishermen’s support in response and waste management. The training included both theoretical as well as practical sessions.

The 42 future trainers who took part in these courses were from civil protection, authorities and NGOs from seven South Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey. They are responsible for establishing a pilot national training course in their respective countries. For that purpose, they are to rely on the media which were developed within the framework of the project and which are available in their respective language.

POSOW II is a project co-funded by the European Union under the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (DG ECHO) and coordinated by the Cedre (France). It involves REMPEC, the Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA, Italia), the Instituto Portuario de Estudios y Cooperacion de la Comunidad Valenciana (FEPORTS, Spain), the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT, Egypt) and the General Directorate of MARitime and INland Waters (DG-MARINWA, Turkey).