25 Jul A sample of virtual reality analyzes the role of the EU in emergencies
To live in a very realistic way the management of a humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh, the preparation for an earthquake in Denmark or the extinction of a fire in Italy. All this is possible thanks to the virtual reality exhibition EU Saves Lives, which visits the La Vaguada shopping center in Madrid until next Sunday, July 29. It is a traveling exhibition, conceived by the European Commission to present in an interactive way the contribution of the European Union to the coordination of emergency response to natural disasters and other crisis situations in Europe and around the world. For this, a team of special cameras, with 360-degree filming technology, has recorded the EU’s response to three emergencies that, thanks to virtual reality, visitors can live as if they were part of the team of those operations. “With this campaign we show the added value of the EU in situations of need: when a catastrophe affects citizens and endangers their lives, the EU is prepared, thanks to its emergency response mechanism, to coordinate aid when produce a catastrophe in our continent or anywhere in the world, in this exhibition we can live these situations as if we were there, “explains Jüergen Foecking, director of the Representation of the Commission in Madrid. Attendees will know, for example, the interior of the largest refugee camp in the world, located in the city of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh and see what kind of help they receive from the European Union, in addition to putting themselves in the shoes of firemen or health personnel or travel in a seaplane firefighting firefight in Italy to closely monitor the serious personal injuries and the nature they cause.