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Authors: Camassi, Romano* 
Azzaro, Raffaele* 
Castelli, Viviana* 
La Longa, Federica* 
Pessina, Vera* 
Peruzza, Laura* 
Title: “Knowledge and practice”. Educational activities for reduction of earthquake impact: the EDURISK project
Issue Date: 2005
Keywords: Edurisk
Subject Classification05. General::05.03. Educational, History of Science, Public Issues::05.03.99. General or miscellaneous 
Abstract: The EDURISK project (Earthquake eDUcation: a journey for seismic RISK reduction) focuses on the development of educational tools and activities centred on earthquakes and the mitigation of seismic risk, for use in courses and campaigns for seismic risk reduction addressed to students of age 4-13 and to adults and on their hand-on experimentation in targeted areas. The project aims to improve the general awareness of seismic risk by disseminating reliable information tailored to the needs, interests and learning abilities of a large and varied public. An efficacious strategy for seismic risk mitigation addressed to the general public must involve all the aspects of human life that are under seismic risk. Earthquakes should be presented not only as physical and geological phenomena but also as social events interacting with people’s lives and belongings. The EDURISK project should be perceived as a joint venture between the world of scientific research and the world of basic schoolteaching, working together to build up awareness and knowledge useful to reduce the seismic risk.
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