Established in 2019 by Directive of the President of the Council of Ministers, the National Civil Protection Week takes place every year in correspondence with October 13, the day of the UN International Day for Disaster Reduction.
In coordination with all components and operational structures of the National Service, every year as part of the event the Department promotes initiatives aimed at raising public awareness, particularly among young people, on issues of civil protection and resilience, risk reduction.
The Civil Protection Week opened on October 11, 2020, with the tenth edition of the national campaign I don't take risks. Many events took place at the national level and in the territory, although the 2020 edition has favored virtual initiatives, due to the Coronavirus emergency.
Among the key events, the appointment with the Prefects, components and operating structures of the territories with a focus on alerting the population, dissemination of civil protection culture and training of operators in the sector.
During the Civil Protection Week (13-19 October 2020) were held appointments of national and local character, organized by institutions, associations of Civil Protection Volunteers, scientific community, the Competence Centers of the Department.
The campaign I don't take risks opened the week, with information gazebos in over 850 squares throughout Italy on the risks of earthquake, flood, tsunami and volcanic of Campi Flegrei.
In the territory of the Phlegraean Fields took place always within the Week exercise Exe Phlegraean Phields which was an opportunity to test and improve operational aspects, procedures and methods of territorial planning and sector on volcanic risk and to develop a summary document that connects strategies and operational choices.