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December 2017

Ecuador – Disaster Risk Management and Community Awareness : establish professional links with institutions and organizations

Assess the interests and risks that threaten the project area During these three months in Ecuador and my first encounter with Latin America, I had to come across several challenges that helped me understand better how things work here. The way people communicate, their body language and their flexibility regarding time management are [...]

Ecuador : make accessible to Ecuadorian authorities and to the population in general, the scientific information

a new collaboration with the Ecuadorian Instituto Geofísico   Since November of 2017, Quito’s team started a new collaboration with the Ecuadorian Instituto Geofísico. It consists on translating into Spanish and synthetizing scientific papers published in English on renowned international scientific publications by personal and collaborators of Instituto Geofísico. The aim of this activity [...]

September 2017

Ecuador – 12 new EU Aid Volunteers

Training week for 12 new EU Aid Volunteers in Ecuador Ariane has been deployed in Ecuador in the framework of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative since February 2017, on a 12-month placement. In charge of logistics and finance, she prepared the arrival of 12 new EU Aid Volunteers, who arrived in August. Last month, [...]

August 2017

ECUADOR – raphaël, Community Awareness volunteer

INTERVENING WITH THE COMMUNITIES My name is Raphael P. My « EU Aid Volunteers » placement led me to work on different, various and interesting topics. I learn a lot but also often face some challenges. As Community Awareness volunteer, I spend much time understanding the functioning of the Ecuadorian communities, especially in the Pichincha region [...]

RITA deployed in ecuador

rita : EU AID VOLUNTEERS Rita, 39 years old, Portuguese Studies : Geophysics in Anthropology My name is Rita and I am Portuguese. I am a geophysicist and a social anthropologist. During the last 12 years I have been researching natural hazards and disasters. I have done that from both the engineering and the [...]

July 2017

MANUEL deployed in haïti

MANUEL : EU AID VOLUNTEER Manuel, 28 years old, Italian Manuel was sent to Haiti within the organization, Mouvement Paysan Papaye. "My name is Manuel, I'm 28 years old and I work as a Resilience Building Volunteer in Haiti. I enrolled in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative because it is a very enriching programme, [...]

DAY OF EUROPE, a complete cultural program

CELEBRATED EUROPEAN DAY IN ECUADOR May is a very special month for the European Union, it is the month during which we celebrate Europe Day. In Ecuador, the delegation of the European Union, in partnership with the Member States, has decided to celebrate this birthday with a dense cultural programme. A large number of [...]

June 2017

Ecuador – disseminating scientific knowledge on disaster risk reduction

Meeting with local actors Since December 2016, an EU Aid Volunteers team has been deployed to Ecuador to develop a seismic and volcanic risk reduction project. These last two months have been very busy for the volunteers who have participated to several events and meetings with local actors working on the risk reduction [...]

ALEJANDRA deployed in ecuador

ALEJANDRA : EU AID VOLUNTEER Alejandra, 27 years old, Spanish Polyglot, love travel, adventure and extreme sports Studies : A bachelor in advertising and public relations and in Journalism and a master in cooperation and humanitarian aid Alejandra is part of the first wave of EU Aid Volunteers. Its mission: to give visibility to the [...]

May 2017

Storytelling #2: Raphael, EU Aid Volunteer

Raphael is part of the first wave of deployed volunteers within the framework of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. In charge of awareness raising in Ecuadorian communities, he talks about the importance of this Risk Reduction project. Interview.