Seminar on “Mass Evacuation and Sheltering of the Emergency Affected Population 2 - 3 April 2014, Belgrade, Serbia

Wednesday, 2. April 2014 to Thursday, 3. April 2014

The seminar was Serbian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for the year 2014 and was hosted by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia.
 
Representatives from eight countries of the region – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Turkey, as well as representatives of the Red Cross Serbia.
 
The main objective of the activity was presenting the place and role of Specialized Civil Protection Units in the organisation of mass evacuation and shelter provision for the affected population in case of an emergency in the Republic of Serbia and countries in the South East European Region.
 
During the seminar each participating country shared its practices and lessons learned in creating the resettlements and evacuation coordination of the affected population, based on positive experiences of their country. This was accomplished through presentations of all participating countries on drafting and implementing the legal regulations in this filed and through discussions on mass evacuation and sheltering of the emergency affected population and developing evacuation plans in case of emergencies.
 
The seminar provided a unique opportunity for the government officials and experts from relevant Services for Civil Protection and Emergency Management and Red Cross to share knowledge and experience and to discuss good practices in drafting procedures for conducting the evacuation of people and animals, and therefore improve national ability to effectively respond to emergency situation.