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Panel discussion for students of the Faculty of Security


The Faculty of Security of the University of Belgrade marked the year of security culture with various events related to raising awareness about (health) security, with special reference to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these events was the organization of an online panel discussion "Dealing with false health information during the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for effective practice of crisis communication as well as first aid."

The panel discussion was held on May 28, 2021 via the Webex platform.

Natasa Todorovic, a psychologist and master of public health, expert associate for health activities of the Red Cross of Serbia spoke about the importance of first aid in emergencies, with special reference to providing psychological first aid in a pandemic. She also explained the importance of the regional project "Strengthening the resilience of older persons and persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis and future crises" which, with the support of the European Union and the Austrian Development Agency, focuses on providing this type of assistance to older persons and persons with disabilities who need it.

The moderator of the panel discussion was Dr. Jasmina Gacic, professor, Faculty of Security, and Dr. Aleksandar Stevanovic, teaching associate, Faculty of Medicine - University of Belgrade, also participated. The interest of the students was great and the discussion lasted more than two hours with answers to their numerous questions.