Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe

01.03.2017 to 02.03.2017
The seminar was hosted by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Serbian Ministry of Interior and represents Serbian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for the year 2017. 
 
The event was organized with an aim to raise awareness on importance of continuous improvement of preparedness at local level for an efficient response to emergiences, by strenghtening the countries’ institutional and individual expert capacities for implementation of emergency plans as well as through provision of equipment and frequent trainings.
 
Target Audience were professionals engaged in awareness raising on the seminar topic  as well as the SEE civil protection experts responsible for development and monitoring of the impelmenation of national emergency response plans.
 
39 persons attended the seminar, out of which majority from Serbia and 16 participants from Albania, BiH, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia. 
 
 
 
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17.11.2016 to 18.11.2016
The event was hosted and organized by AFAD (Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority) with an objective to facilitate better understanding of DRR in the scope of “Safe School” initiative and illustrate the role and interoperability of different stakeholders (Ministries of Education, Disaster and Emergency Management Authorities of the SEE in application of DRR measures in a safe environment (e.g. schools).
 
The purpose of the two-day discussion platform was to provide the opportunity for information and experience sharing on DRR activities undertaken / to be undertaken under the “Safe School” Initiative. At the same time, by visiting an educational institution in the scope of “Safe School”, the event allowed participants to observe if the objectives of Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) had been achieved.  
 
The host (AFAD) shared information about the on-going project...
12.04.2016 to 14.04.2016

The seminar was hosted by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Serbian Ministry of Interior within the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for the year 2016. 

The seminar aimed to bring together civil protection professionals responsible for development of national risk assessment in their respective country and professionals involved in risk assessment at the local level. It provided an opportunity for exchange of experiences with/ among the DPPI SEE member countries on adoption of their national risk assessments and the methodology for risk assessment development, as well as for discussion on similarities and differences in legal obligations and responsibilities related to the risk assessment development. At the same time, one of the objectives was to trigger exchanges of professional views and opinions regarding the risks identified at the national level.

Thirty-three (33) persons attended the seminar, including eleven (11)...

05.10.2015 to 07.10.2015

The aim of the workshop hosted by AFAD’s Legal Consultancy Department was to encourage competent legal experts of the DPPI SEE member countries to exchange information with regard to their national disaster management frameworks and brainstorm constructive recommendations through assessment of the following: 

  • Strengths and weaknesses of the existing legal frameworks 
  • Legal analysis (if any) of regulations governing the areas such as early warning, environmental management, risk insurance, humanitarian aid, human rights, women and vulnerable groups in disasters 
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07.09.2015 to 09.09.2015

Threats and dangers that Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) materials pose are a challenging issue to be handled by all countries. CBRN substances can be deliberately and accidently released to the environment. Moreover, political disturbances and developing industrial activities increase the risk of release of those substances. CBRN incidents can result in economic, political and social losses at national and global level and can cause severe permanent damage to environment and human health.

The event, hosted by the Republic of Turkey, Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) as one of the Turkish contributions to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for 2015, aimed to provide an opportunity for information exchange among the DPPI SEE member countries on best...

21.05.2015 to 22.05.2015

The seminar on “International Cooperation in Case of Emergencies – Host Nation Support”, hosted by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, represents Serbian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for 2015.
 
In recent years the region of the South Eastern Europe has witnessed a major growth in the scale and frequency of natural disasters which from the onset emphasized the importance of a rapid and effective response, including of a well-coordinated reception of requested international assistance and distribution of the humanitarian aid to the affected population. 

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24.03.2015 to 25.03.2015

The seminar was hosted and organised by the Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro.

The seminar aimed to provide an opportunity for exchange of experiences and best practices among experts from the DPPI SEE Parties state institutions with roles and responsibilities in drafting and/or implementing laws and regulations governing the transport of dangerous goods by road in their respective countries, including in the implementation of relevant control mechanisms to prevent accidents and damage to persons, property and environment. 

Topics addressed through country presentations and follow-up discussions were: road transport of explosives, radioactive, chemical and toxic substances as well as testing of vehicles carrying dangerous goods and most importantly - national legislations regulating issuance...

18.02.2015 to 20.02.2015

The seminar was hosted and organised by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Serbia.

he overall aim of the seminar was to provide an opportunity for the DPPI SEE Parties to exchange experiences of their respective countries in planning of an organized local authority response to floods, flash floods and earthquakes, knowing the first impact of disasters was always at the local level. Views and opinions were also shared as regards the required level of training and equipment necessary for local-level stakeholders and responders, including that for competent services engaged in preventive and operational activities.

Twenty-two (22) experts participated in seminar, out of which thirteen (13) of them from the participating DPPI SEE Parties (Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Montenegro), eight (8) Serbian representatives and one (1) expert from the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA). Traditionally, Mr. Predrag Maric (Serbian Head of Sector) gave opening remarks on day 1. The Head of the Secretariat...

16.12.2014

The “Conference – Establishment of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction” was Montenegrin contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) and was hosted by the Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro and co-organised by UNISDR Europe Region Office.

The aim of the event was to establish the National Platform for disaster risk reduction in cooperation with other relevant state ministries, agencies and administrations and local authorities, and with the presence of the DPPI SEE member countries and international organisations with experience in disaster risk reduction, through information exchange on best practices and lessons learned in the filed of establishing and maintaining the work of the national platforms for disaster risk reduction.

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08.12.2014 to 11.12.2014

“Disaster Governance and Volunteering Systems - Conference& Workshops” was Turkish contribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) for 2014 and was hosted by the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)

As widely known, no matter how successful a country’s disaster preparedness may be, the building of safe ​settlements, mitigation of risks and prevention of probable disaster damages are fundamentally important.  To reach the disaster victims as soon as possible and rescue them following the occurrence of disasters is the universal main objective. The existence of a common language and a healthy coordination enables faster and more efficient advancement for search and rescue operations. While recognising the...

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