Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe

07.11.2013 to 29.11.2013

The workshop which represents Turkish contribution to the DPPI SEE DMTP for the year 2013 was hosted by Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD). Fourteen (14) participants from DPPI SEE member countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia) and 65 participants from AFAD, Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Ministry of Environmental and Urban Planning, universities and non-governmental organizations from Turkey took part in the workshop.
 
The following topics were discussed at the workshop through a set of group studies:

  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Economic and financial issues
  • Institutional framework
  • Climate change
  • ICT information & communication technology
  • Transport
  • Chemical materials
  • Measures on mining waste

Marine pollution from accidentsOn Day I of the workshop the participants were given an opportunity to visit AFAD’s 112 Emergency Call Center and MOBESE City Information and Security System. Detailed account the workshop can be found in...

09.10.2013 to 11.10.2013

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.
 
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02.10.2013 to 03.10.2013

The workshop, held from 2-3 October in Budva, Montenegro, was hosted by the Directorate of Emergency Situations of the Government of Montenegro within the framework of the DPPI SEE and was organized in cooperation with DPPI SEE Secretariat, UNICEF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) and UNISDR Office for Europe. The workshop presents Montenegrin contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme 2013.
Government representatives from ten countries of the South Eastern Europe (SEE) region participated in the workshop, notably Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of), Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. Unfortunately, Croatia could not be represented at the meeting. The country delegations included a mix of participants, including civil protection agencies, education sectors, school directors and local governments. In addition, there were representatives from DPPI Secretariat, UNICEF Regional Office and UNICEF Country Offices (BiH, Moldova and Montenegro), UNISDR Europe and UNDP Montenegro. The workshop was facilitated by a DRR expert from Switzerland, who until 2012 was a member of the Swiss National Platform for...

27.05.2013 to 28.05.2013

The conference was organized by the University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica and supported by National Protection and Rescue Directorate (NPRD) of the Republic of Croatia. The event presents one of the Croatian contributions to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for 2013. The focus of the 6th International Scientific and Professional Conference was on "Contemporary Policies of Crisis Management" (Day I), while the discussions of the Roundtable on Day II addressed the subject of “Modern Trends in Civil Protection” and involved active participation of all DPPI SEE representatives.

The aim of the Crisis Management Days was not only to provide the opportunity for an exchange of knowledge and experiences in the area of crisis management but also to serve as an opportunity for further widening of networks among experts, academicians and other responsible actors in the field of crisis management. The conference opening ceremony included the keynote address by the President of the Republic of Croatia, Prof. Ivo JOSIPOVIC, Ph.D, and was supplemented by speeches from Mr. Jadran PERINIC, Ph.D (...

23.04.2013 to 24.04.2013

The seminar with a title "lnsurance as a method for Disaster Risk Reduction in SEE"seminar  was held on 23 - 24 April 2013 at hotel “Manastir”, Berovo, Macedonia. The seminar was hosted by the Macedonian Protection and Rescue Directorate and was organized in cooperation with the National Insurance Supervisory Agency of Macedonia under the framework of the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) 2013.
The main objective of the seminar was to share information and discuss the current status of disaster insurance in the region of SEE, including the recommendations for further improvements of the use of disaster insurance in the SEE countries efforts to build disaster resilient communities.
The seminar was aimed for medium/ senior level disaster planners in addition to the...
03.04.2013 to 05.04.2013

Background

 Disasters affect the development all around the world and this makes disaster management one of the most important topics of the governments all over the globe. Between 2002 and 2011, there were 4.309 disasters recorded, resulting from natural hazards around the world where 1.124.854 people perished and a minimum of 1.313 billion USD was recorded in losses. In the year 2011 alone, 365 disasters claimed 33.760 lives; affected 206 million people and inflicted damages worth an estimated 366 billion USD.

 In order to manage the disasters effectively at all phases from disaster risk reduction to recovery, the direct, indirect and secondary effects of the disasters should be assessed in detail. All these effects are directly related to the economic growth of the affected country, mostly as an economic loss in the short run and rarely as an economic gain opportunity in the long run.

 On the other hand, there is a wide range of funds and financial resources that the stakeholders can benefit from during the disaster management process especially for disaster reduction projects and disaster relief operations. Furthermore, the disaster...