The EUR-OPA Olympics: Young Champions in Knowledge and Risk Preparation
Competition for children up to 16 years old: 23 February 2024 onlineEUR-OPA Olympics: Young Champions in Knowledge and Risk Preparedness
The upcoming EUR-OPA Olympics on Natural and Technological Risks, scheduled for
February 23, 2024, under the auspices of the European Major Hazards Agreement for the
Mediterranean (EUR-OPA) of the Council of Europe, represent a springboard for shaping
conscious and ready youth in facing life's uncertainties.
Established in 1987, EUR-OPA, with the European Centre for Disaster Medicine – CEMEC
as a founding member, has consistently fostered collaboration among 22 European and
Southern Mediterranean nations to tackle the challenges posed by natural and
technological disasters. Now, this commitment translates into the Olympics, designed to
actively engage secondary schools and students with a sharp focus on knowledge and
preparedness for risks.
The decision to spotlight natural events and technological incidents, causes of human and
economic losses, underscores the need to prepare the next generation to navigate life's
The competition, open to secondary schools with participants up to 16 years old in the 22
member states of the Agreement, will take place online on February 23, 2024, at
09:00 CET, encouraging active involvement through the English language.
Beyond the competitive aspect, the Olympics offer a wealth of educational resources on
risk prevention and preparedness. All necessary information to participate is available on
the official Olympics website, BeSafeNet. https://besafenet.net/#
The unanimous support from the member states of EUR-OPA emphasizes the importance
of shaping youth prepared to face life's challenges with open eyes. An opportunity for
today's youth to emerge as true champions, excelling not only in the competition but also
in knowledge and preparedness for the risks that will shape their future.
Official invitation Ministers of Education Member States
Be Safe Net information sheet