Training in rope techniques and evacuation from difficult accessible places PL

11-14th November, a training was held for mountain rescuers from Poland and Ukraine in rope techniques and evacuation from hard-to-reach places in Sanok (PL). This action will increase their professional skills and improve their reaction time. During the training, the equipment purchased from the project was used, which will also be needed during the real rescue operations.

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4th PIMReC Project Info Day – Announcement

On this Saturday, September 11, from 9:00 till 13:00 information event devoted to safe tourism in mountain regions in summer-autumn and winter-spring seasons and establishment of International Training Center for rescuers under the project of Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020 “Adaptation of the former observatory on Mountain Pip Ivan to the needs of the high-altitude rescue training center (PIMReC)” will be held.

The PIMReC Project Info Day will be held on the Wyżniański Pass (near the town Wetlina, Poland).

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Art Project for 30th Anniversary of Independence of Ukraine

Play “Eneida” by Ivan Kotliarevskyi, performed by the troop of Ivano-Frankivsk Drama Theatre captured all the space around the third high mountain top of the Carpathians on Saturday, August 21.

It became a sequel of the commenced social art project “THEATRICAL POPIVANNIA AT OBSERVATORY” under the Project “Adaptation of former observatory on the Pip Ivan mountain to the needs of alpine rescue service training center“ (PIMReC) under financial assistance of the European Union within  the cross-border cooperation Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020. The art project is implemented under cooperation with Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University and PIMReC partners together with Ivano-Frankivsk National Academic Drama Theater named after Ivan Franko. Just as in the previous year, partner of the observatory renovation, i.e. Department of State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk region ensured implementation of the project “THEATRICAL POPIVANNIA AT OBSERVATORY”.

“Eneida” was performed at height of over two thousand meters. It was not only impressive! It simply gave the shudders.

The actors were playing, triggering rain and in a few minutes the first drops appeared … Scenery of the “stage” was the sea of the Carpathians, it was changing all the time and it seemed it was playing together with the actors. The mountains were getting darker and lighter. This incredible play of nature enhanced the impressions. There were no secrets of the backstage, as everything was spread before the eyes. It was sincere and real. True art.

“Eneida” was included into the repertoire of Ivano-Frankivsk theatre troop after tragic events of the Revolution of Dignity in 2013-2014, when the first deaths and the first new heroes in history of Ukraine appeared. At that moment, it was very difficult to choose the repertoire, recollected director of the theatre – Rostyslav Derzhypilskyi. It was inappropriate to perform comedies, there was no wish to perform tragedies, as everything was rather tragic at that time. Just at that moment head of the theatre paid attention to “Eneida”.

Rector of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University said that the play “Eneida” on top of Pip Ivan mountain was an important project, as this place became a new art stage on the third high mountain top of Ukrainian Carpathians. The play itself was rather symbolic for the 30th Anniversary of Independence of Ukraine.

Steering Committee Meeting

Regular PIMReC Steering Committee Meeting was held.

The Partners discussed amendments to the budget and description of the project to be made and submitted to the Joint Technical Secretariat by the end of July. Project Coordinator – Rector of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University – Igor Tsependa mentioned that “special attention shall be paid to search and purchase of meteorological station that will comply with the tasks, assigned to the Partners”.

Plan for the next 4 months was considered and the following was determined:

1) training, planned to be conducted by GOPR in July within the territory of Poland shall be shifted to the end of August, when all Ukrainian rescuers have all vaccinations done;

2) Info Day for 1000 participants will be held by GOPR in August 2021 in regular mode, involving representatives of all the partners;

3) Round Table Meeting to be conducted by the University of Warsaw, is shifted to December 2021 and will be held in regular mode. All the project results will be clear and they will be ready for public presentation;

4) Two last Coordination Meetings are planned to be conducted in December 2021 and in the beginning of February 2022 in regular mode for all the project Partners.

Construction works commenced in June 2021 due to fact that in May it was snowing at Pip Ivan mountain and the weather conditions were unfavorable for restoration and construction works. There is slight delay in following the schedule, but the Contractor assured that all the works would be completed in time.

Two more meetings of Infrastructural Group Unit were held on June 27, 2021 and July 14, 2021. During the first meeting plan of works for this year was discussed and the second meeting was dedicated to revision of works done within one month, determination of problems and risks, as well as discussion of ways for their solution.