Seminar on “Experiences in Formation of the Civil Protection Units at the National and Local Level”, 9-11 October 2013, Belgrade, Serbia

Wednesday, 9. October 2013 to Friday, 11. October 2013

This seminar was Serbian contribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme for 2013 within the activities of Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI SEE) and was organized by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia.
 
Seminar was attended by representatives from 9 countries of the region – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Romania and Turkey, as well as representatives of the Red Cross Serbia.
 
The main goal of the seminar was presenting the place and role of Civil Protection (CP) Units in the Protection and Rescue System of Republic of Serbia and countries in the region. This was accomplished through sharing experience and lessons learned on drafting and implementing the legal regulations in this filed and through discussions on methods of their forming on the national and local level and their training. During seminar each participating country shared its experience in creating CP units and their use in protection and rescue system of their country.
 
Within the seminar a consequence management field exercise “ADA 2013” was organized. The main objective was to show operational capabilities of civil protection units of the Republic of Serbia specialized for protection and rescue from the ruins and floods, as well as the capabilities of CP units specialized for evacuation and shelter provision and practice their cooperation with other emergency services and the Red Cross and therefore improve national ability to effectively respond to emergency situation.