Aim and objectives

  • The aim of the PrepAGe project was to introduce special requirements for older people into emergency and disaster preparedness and prevention programmes.
  • Existing procedures in the participating organisations and countries were looked at and structures were put in place to enable improved access to older people, who may be isolated and living at home, have limited resources or mobility impairments, in case of disasters.
  • The target group was on the one hand emergency and disaster management stakeholders from governmental organizations and civil society. On the other hand, older people themselves, health and social care personell and volunteers were targeted and their awareness raised to improve readiness to assist others in case of emergency or disaster.