CBAP as a partner in Project: Enhancing Safety through Awareness and Education on Explosives in the Carpathian Region

We participated in a project that aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge about the dangers associated with improper handling and non-compliance with procedures related to live bombs and explosives. This initiative is a collaborative effort involving six esteemed institutions from Poland, Slovakia, Czechia, and Ukraine, dedicated to improving safety in the Carpathian region.

Project Objectives and Activities

The primary goal of this project is to educate the public and mitigate the risks posed by unexploded ordnance and other explosive remnants of war. The project’s comprehensive approach includes:

  • Research: Conducting extensive research across Poland, Slovakia, Czechia, and Ukraine to gather data on the current threats and safety measures.
  • Educational Workshops and Lectures: Hosting eight workshops and lectures aimed at different community groups to spread essential safety information.
  • International Conference: Organizing a conference to bring together experts, policymakers, and stakeholders to discuss findings and strategies.
  • Handbook Creation: Developing a detailed handbook on explosives and safety procedures to serve as a crucial resource for civilians and professionals alike.

Project Timeline and Funding

  • Implementation Period: June 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024
  • Budget: €28,816.00
  • Funding Source: Visegrad Fund

For more information about the Visegrad Fund, please visit www.visegradfund.org.

Context and Importance

Technological advancements in warfare have introduced significant risks to civilian populations, particularly in regions like the Carpathians, which saw intense military action during World War II. The remnants of these conflicts, including live mines, bullets, and bombs, continue to pose serious threats. For example, in May 2021 alone, Poland defused 38 mines and air bombs, and similar situations persist in other V4 countries.

Children and youth are disproportionately affected by these dangers. Current military activities in Ukraine have exacerbated the problem, with UN experts estimating that approximately 50% of the country is contaminated with explosive materials.

Partner Organizations

This project is made possible through the collaboration of the following partner organizations:

We look forward to making significant strides in enhancing public safety and awareness through this vital project. Stay tuned for updates on our progress and upcoming events!

If you are interested in learning more about this project and its objectives, please visit the project website.

 

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