Monitoring and Evaluation
of Natural Hazard Preparedness
at School Environment

Earthquakes in Greece and Turkey, floods in central/eastern Europe and volcano eruptions in Iceland and Italy have proven how vulnerable, in such disasters, the modern cities are and have affected many human lives and resources. Disasters like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and floods occur with no warning and life-protecting actions must be taken immediately. In EU, a huge amount of resources, efforts and actions have been dedicated to the prevention and raising of awareness in the field of civil protection. 

E-PreS project (Monitoring and Evaluation of Natural Hazard Preparedness at School Environment) is thus addressed to the prevention phase against natural hazards. The main goal of E-PreS is the design and evaluation of drills and exercises that are an extremely important part of emergencies mitigation. It will help school staff and students to understand any hazard effect and be prepared to react appropriately. Moreover it aims to become a valuable tool to experts in the field for monitoring the evacuation process and identify weaknesses in the evacuation plan. Modifications of the evacuation plan will be tested on site and results will be saved for later review and/or compared in almost real time, helping making decisions and finding the best solution in every case.



On May 3, 2017, at 11:30, E.P.P.O. and The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA) performed an evacuation drill using the EPreS System. The drill was held at High School No. 6 in the Chalandri district of Athens in which 150...


After a period of testing E-Pres system with school classrooms that had visited the Natural History Museum of Crete and standardizing the process for implementation school evacuation drills, the Museum organized the first implementation of the system at a primary school of Heraklion, Crete,...


The Civil Protection Department of the Regional Unit of Pieria (Northern Greece) organized a three day event from 9 to 11 December 2016 under the title "Earthquake - Preparation & Prevention, Response, and Rehabilitation" which included seminars, workshops training courses and an exercise....


On November 30, 2016 the INGV partner made a drill of E-preS Project at D. Cimarosa Secondary School, Marechiaro Plexus, located in the city of Naples (Italy) inside the RED area of Campi Flegrei volcanic caldera. The building of D. Cimarosa Secondary School is made...