Low levels of awareness of appropriate behaviour in a disaster found in a study with Bucharest residents
Romanian participants also indicated that they feel even less informed about what to do themselves in case of a disaster, with 59% of respondents feeling not informed or not informed at all about what to do in a disaster.
- Develop guidelines for disaster practitioners that take into consideration the different needs of and approaches to different ethnical groups
- Inform citizens about the risk they may face and about possible actions and measures, they can take to reduce vulnerability and better prepare themselves
- Training programmes for citizens of all ages should be developed. These are necessary to increase citizens’ knowledge of and preparedness in case of disasters. The training activities should be organized on the basis of a training strategy and should take various forms, ranging from emergency drill to workshops