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Social Resilience in Schools (SOCOTP), Croatia
This initiative brings together social researchers and educational training practitioners from several Croatian institutions to research aspects of social resilience of schools in situations of natural (climate) disasters, as well as to empower them to enhance their resilience through learning and experience sharing.
Enhancing resilience through a local knowledge network
The project focuses on primary schools as centres of local community in situations of natural disasters, and as often most competent and stable institutions in small communities. Through interviews and workshops with teachers and support staff in schools affected by natural disasters, the initiative aims to build a knowledge base and knowledge network to enhance resilience and empower other schools to recognize this important community role.
Researchers are working with teachers and school support staff on identifying dimensions of resilience experienced or perceived as lacking in respective schools in the periods of disaster. Cooperation with the local community is particularly important. Trainers work with school teams to foster psychological personal development and resilience, and networking among different school teams. Schools undoubtedly play a crucial role in communities in times of natural disasters, especially in smaller communities, as was evident in recent spate of earthquakes in Croatia.
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