The need to create employment opportunities in the Alpine Region is curtailed by land shortages, the increasing potential for damage caused by natural hazards and the fragility of the environment. In particular when dealing with natural hazards and industrial risks there is considerable potential for raising the level of international competitiveness by improving the quality and skill of the workforce.
The aim of this study will be to anticipate the strategies, instruments and technologies which could be used in the future in order to improve ways of coping with natural hazards and technical dangers. A novel aspect of the study will be to find a way of putting preventative efforts on a professional footing and coordinating this with the work of volunteers whilst not losing sight of the autonomous powers of the Province. The main tasks will be to develop skills and aptitudes which will enable products and services to access the markets of the Alpine region. We shall exploit the synergies of research, education and innovation, and shall foster transnational cooperation between the Italian and German disaster and civil protection services within the procedural framework of the European Community.
This feasibility study will prepare a qualitative revised overview of the factual basis for supporting a decision either in favour of or against the proposed “Masters in Civil Protection and Risk Management” course.