With a panel of speakers who stand out at the level of security, local authorities, academia or social media, Loulé City Council is once again discussing issues related to Civil Protection. The VII Seminar "Civil Protection and the Community" will take place on October 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Cine-Teatro Louletano.
At a time when this matter is increasingly on the agenda and is part of the concerns of national and local officials, there will be several themes that will come to light on a day when the attention was turned to Loulé.
César Reis, Colonel of the Emergency Military Support Regiment, will speak at this Seminar on the Portuguese Army and Civil Protection, while João Guerreiro, from the University of Algarve, will address the risk of forest fire and its impact on the community. Pedro Matos Soares, of the University of Lisbon, will make a speech based on what climate change is – "Climate of the Future and Civil Protection".
The coordinator of the Municipal Civil Protection Service of Amadora, Luis Carvalho, will make a presentation on the organization of the Municipal Civil Protection Service. The IPMA – Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere, which has played a leading role in the forecasting in the meteorological conditions, will be represented here by Nuno Moreira who will make an exhibition on "Meteorological Information and Civil Protection". Daniel Neves, from Lourinhã Municipality, presents a presentation on "Civil Protection and Safety in tourist activities", and that, of course, it will merit great interest on the part of the heads of the local authorities and the various regional entities linked to the sector tourism.
Catarina Canelas, a journalist from TVI who accompanied the fire in Pedrógão Grande in 2017, will speak about her experience during this tragic moment that has hit the center of the country and the importance of communication during catastrophes like this. Richard Marques, coordinator of the Municipal Civil Protection Service of Portimão, will address the issue of managing assistance to the population in emergencies. Finally, David Thomas will give a presentation of Safe Communities Portugal, the only registered non-profit association in the country that offers a "one-stop shop" for crime prevention information available to all members of the community.
The Seminar "Civil Protection and the Community", an important forum for reflection and sharing and which is already a national reference, is intended for all Civil Protection services and agents, public and private cooperating entities, technicians of city councils, students , teachers and the population in general.
Registration is free and can be made until October 21 HERE.