Each communication, information or education process is necessarily a cascade process. All of us, at school or in the office, have been trained by who, in turn, have been trained by other people. Therefore, it seemed natural to develop this type of process also in training the volunteers, and, consequently, when communication with the final recipients, the citizens.
To start off, each local association detects 15 volunteers who will meed citizens in the square during the days of the campaign. Among them, the association will choose three of them, that will participate in the training days organized by Dpc, Anpas, Ingv and ReLuis on risk and communication themes. At thsi stage, the three volunteers, directly trained by technicians, scientists and risk communication professionals, will have the time to convey the acquired knowledge to other 12 colleagues, becoming this way volunteer trainers.
At the end of the process, meetings called refresh days will be organized to be sure of the homogeneity of the knowledge level: a sort of revision during which each participant is called to brush up what he has learnt also through practical simulations. Thereafter, every volunteer are trained and ready to meet the citizens.
We talk about meeting, and not informing, to put the accent on the philosophy on which the campaign is funded. Volunteers don’t do leafleting. They don’t just leafleting. They just leave informative material to people, they stop and talk with them , show the problem, and somehow they narrate and are at disposal for possible questions and clarifications. Also after the days of the campaign, since, as we have already said, volunteers operate and live in the territory in which the communicate.
This is in a nutshell what happens each day in the squares and ports of Io non rischio. What will arrive tomorrow, will be built day by day with the volunteers, citizens and those who experience this campaign with us.