Why take part in our summer school?

See what the participants say about the summer school!


Diana Chirtos, student, FSIM-UBB


“The summer school was a new experience for me from all points of view because it was the first summer school I ever took part in, and the first time I set up and slept in a tent. I had the pleasure to listen and learn from experts in the field of disaster management and to know some things about the European civil protection mechanism. The field exercise was what I enjoyed the most during the summer school because I could put into practice what I have learned in the courses and I had the opportunity to see how things are carried out and how EUCPT works in case of a disaster.

I find it very useful to have a knowledge base related to what you should do in case of a disaster or to how the civil protection mechanism works.

I highly recommend everyone to participate in this summer school because you will gain new friends and new knowledge.”


Scoala de vara a fost o experienta noua pentru mine din toate punctele de vedere pentru ca a fost prima scoala de vara la care am participat si totodata si prima data cand am montat si dormit intr-un cort. Am avut placerea de a asculta si invata de la experti in domeniul managementului dezastrelor si de a cunoaste mecanismul de protectie civila. Cel mai mult ce mi-a placut la scoala de vara a fost exercitiul pentru ca acolo am putut pune in practica ce am invatat pe parcursul cursurilor si am avut ocazia sa vad o parte din modul de desfasurare al lucrurilor si modul in care EUCPT lucreaza in cazul unui dezastru.

Mi se pare foarte util sa ai o baza de cunostinte legate de ce ar trebui sa faci in cazul unui dezastru sau de cum lucreaza mecanismul pentru protectie civila.

Recomand cu incredere participarea la scoala de vara pentru ca veti pleca cu prieteni si cunostinte noi.


  Dr. Stanislav Sidnei, Senior Researcher of the Cherkassy Institute of Fire Safety, Ukraine


I express my great gratitude. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to study. It was very interesting; I acquired a lot of skills and knowledge that will be useful to me in the future at my work. I got the experience of modern methods of teaching. I also want to thank all the teaching staff, as well as the organizers, for their attentiveness, understanding and help. I was very pleased with this training. I recommend it to everyone.


Dr. Stanislav Sidnei.

Lieutenant Colonel of the Civil Protection Service Stanislav Sidnei

Senior Researcher of the Cherkassy Institute of Fire Safety named after Chernobyl Heroes National University of Civil Protection of Ukraine Science Department.


Laszla Bodnar, 25 years old, PhD student at the National University of Public Service in Budapest, Hungary

I am Laszla Bodnar. I am a PhD student at the National University of Public Service in Budapest, Hungary. I was a participant at the International Summer School on Disaster Management 2017. This one-week long summer school was very useful. I learned a lot from it. The summer school was well-organised, including theoretical and practical exercises. Various lecturers and experts have been lecturing their experiences, which was very interesting.

The practical outside activities were very interesting as well, simulating a real disaster area. I got experiences about the complexity of a disaster area, and about the importance of the cooperation and the team work. This was what I liked the most.

I would recommend this International Summer School to other people, because it was very instructive for my PhD studies and I found new friends as well.


Razvan, 24 years old, UBB student Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering, Romania

I can say 100 % that I had an extraordinary experience last year.What I liked the most was the actual field simulation, I was very nervous and couldn’t wait for the exercise to start and it didn't disappoint me at all. I learned how to work within a team even if we have different nationalities and how to be better organized as a team, the fact that we learned and we have been given advices from experienced trainers in the field helped us a lot. The location is a wonderful one, a piece of nature just for you, we where all very amazed. I would highly recommend to everyone this International Summer School on Disaster Management because it is a unique opportunity to experience yourself how it is to have in your hands the outcome of a disaster.


Andrei Radovici, PhD student, UBB


I consider that the week I spent at the summer school on Disaster Management was an excelent occasion to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills specific to the field of disaster management. The opportunity to work with some of the best trainers at European level in this field represents a favourable context to improve personal abilities and professional competencies.


Consider ca saptamana petrecuta la scoala de vara a constituit un prilej excelent  de a deprinde cunostinte teoretice, cat si practice specifice domeniului de management al dezastrelor. Oportunitatea de a lucra cu unii dintre cei mai buni traineri la nivel european, in acest domeniu, constituie un context favorabil pentru imbunatatirea abilitatilor personale si a competentelor profesionale.


Ioana Pistea, Researcher, FSIM-UBB


I chose to take part in this summer school first out of curiosity, as I wanted to know more about how to cope with disaster and how to work with the international experts in the field of disaster management. Using the knowledge acquired at the summer school I participated in various courses and exercises within the Civil Protection Mechanism of the European Union, as member of a Technical Assistance and Support Team.


Am ales sa particip la aceasta scoala de vara in primul rand din curiozitate, voiam sa inteleg mai in profunzime cum trebuie sa facem fata unui dezastru si cum se lucreaza cu expertii internationali in domeniul managementului dezastrelor. Folosind cunostintele dobandite in cadrul scolii am participat la diferite cursuri si exercitii in cadrul mecanismului de protectie civila al Uniunii Europene facand parte dintr-o echipa de asistenta si suport tehnic.


Alexandru Mereuta, PhD student, FSIM-UBB


A unique and stimulating experience in a friendly team. I had the opportunity to meet internationally renowned experts in the field of disaster management. The knowledge I acquired have reccommended me for various courses and excersises within the European Civil Protection Mechanism.


O experienta unica si antrenanta in cadrul unui colectiv prietenos. Am avut ocazia sa cunosc experti de renume international in domeniul managementului dezastrelor. Cunostintele acumulate m-au recomandat pentru diverse cursuri si exercitii in cadrul Mecanismului European de Protectie Civila.


Florin-Alexandru Stetca, master student, FSIM-UBB


My participation at the first International Summer School on Disaster Management in 2016 has changed my perspective on the importance of disaster management. I understood the gravity of the problems we are facing at glogal and regional level. Beside the fact that I had the opportunity to acquire knowledge from disaster management experts with a vast experience in international humanitarian missions, I also had the opportunity to work for the first time with a team of participants for the management of a crisis situation. This has tested our capacities and abilities. Since the first edition of the summer school I have participated in four international exercises within the European Civil Protection Mechanism organized by the European Commission and went to two training courses. I sincerily reccommend this summer school!


Participarea mea la prima editie a scolii internationale de vara cu tema Managementul Dezastrelor, in 2016, a insemnat o schimbare a perspectivei asupra importantei managementului dezastrelor. Am inteles gravitatea problemelor cu care ne confruntam la nivel global si regional. In afara de faptul ca am avut ocazia de a dobandi cunostinte de la experti cu o vasta experienta in managementul dezastrelor avand la activ numeroase misiuni umanitare internationale, am avut ocazia pentru prima data sa lucrez cu un colectiv de participanti in scopul gestionarii unei situatii de criza, fapt care ne-a testat capacitatile si abilitatile. De atunci am participat la 4 exercitii internationale din cadrul Mecanismului European de Protectie Civila organizate de catre Comisia Europeana si am urmat doua cursuri din cadrul aceluiasi mecanism. Recomand cu sinceritate aceasta scoala de vara!


Andrei-Catalin Baraian, ISUJ Officer, Cluj


Two weeks after I was employed at ISUJ CJ (County Inspectorate for Emergency Situations Cluj) as an officer, I heard about this opportunity to complement my theoretical knowledge with practical skills. I wanted to take part in the summer school on disaster management to understand exactly how we should manage [an emergency situation] and work with international experts when a disaster occurs. It was an extraordinary experience, with very good quality people!


La doua saptamani dupa ce am ajuns la ISUJ CJ (Inspectoratul Judetean pentru Situatii de Urgenta Cluj) in calitate de ofiter am auzit de aceasta oportunitate de a-mi completa cunostintele teoretice cu cele practice. Am dorit sa particip pentru a intelege exact cum trebuie sa manageriem si sa colaboram cu specialistii de peste hotare in cazul producerii unui dezastru. A fost o experienta extraordinara, cu oameni de foarte buna calitate!