Seminars / Workshops / Conferences

28.10.2014 to 30.10.2014

​The seminar was hosted by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia within the Disaster Management Training Programme of the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South East Europe (DPPI SEE) as a Serbian contribution to the Programme for the year 2014.

The aim of the seminar was to share experiences and good practices, as well as to develop discussion during the seminar on aforementioned topic between representatives and experts from the DPPI SEE member countries with experiences in interventions caused by traffic and railway accidents.

Total number of participants at the seminar was 48; thereof 33 members of the Sector for Emergency Management accompanied by participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina (2), Bulgaria (2), Croatia (2), Macedonia (2), Slovenia (2), Montenegro (2), Medical emergency service (2) and Head of DPPI SEE Secretariat.

Based on the stated experiences the participants of the seminar have identified the basic problems and areas in need of improvement, similar to the whole region. The following is an excerpt from the list of identified areas:

  • Establishing...
25.08.2014 to 29.08.2014

The Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES) was organized in Istanbul, Turkey, 25-29 August, 2014 as a joint event of European Association of Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) and European Seismological Commission (ESC). With support from Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Managment Agency (AFAD), the conference has also been included in the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for the year 2014.

 

The purpose of the conference was to provide a platform for introducing and discussing Earthquake Engineering and Seismology along with priority issues of global importance. The conference was primarily aimed at civil engineers, geological and geophysics engineers.More than 1,200 people attended the conference. On the margines of the conference programme, a side meeting was organised by AFAD...

12.05.2014 to 14.05.2014

The seminar represents the Bulgarian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for the year 2014 and was hosted by the Chief Directorate Fire Safety and Civil Protection of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria. 

The aim of the event was to facilitate the exchange of information and best practices of cooperation in the field of fire safety and civil protection between countries in the SEE region. The seminar provided the participants with the opportunity to establish connections for a better and more efficient operational response to natural and man-made disasters in the SEE region. 

Representatives of seven (7) DPPI SEE member states, namely Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey, participated in the seminar, in addition to competent representatives of the Bulgarian Red Cross.

In the course of the two-day seminar, the participants also had an opportunity to visit the National Operations Center situated at the premises of the Ministry of Interior where they were presented with information on the main activities of the Center (more detailed information on the seminar programme and observations by...

02.04.2014 to 03.04.2014

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...

19.03.2014 to 21.03.2014

Regional Conference on Urban Security - Adriatic City Security – SIGG 2014 took place in the Le Meridien Lav Hotel in Split, Croatia, from 19 to 21 March 2014. The conference was organized by Security (Zaštita) Magazine (Tectus Ltd. Company) and the Croatian Network of Urban Security Stakeholders (CNUSS) under the auspices of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Croatia and the City of Split in cooperation with the Croatian Security Association, National Protection and Rescue Directorate (DUZS) and Association of Cities.
 
The main objective of the conference was to provide an international perspective to the security topics in order to bring together European security experts to share their expertise and findings with the cities of the region. The Conference was intended for mayors, deputy mayors, cities' safety and security managers, local authorities and government, county managers, deputy county managers, county safety and security managers, directors and management of all businesses that take part in the national security structure, directors and representatives of companies for physical and technical protection, presidents and members of the Council for Prevention and all security managers and experts.

Expert topics of the sixth annual SIGG...

12.03.2014 to 13.03.2014

The idea behind the workshop which represents the Macedonian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Programme for the year 2014 was to get together experienced first responders and policy developers from the region in order to brain storm ideas about the most optimal model for disaster information management system. The workshop was hosted by the Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of Macedonia. 

The workshop itself had two goals:

1) National - further development of the various national information systems of the DPPI SEE member states. Each participating state was given an opportunity to voice their demand for improvement of the existing national information system based on their experiences.

2) Regional - in support of the idea behind the creation of the DPPI...

06.03.2014 to 07.03.2014

The final workshop on “Disaster Inventory Management System: DesInventar” and the presentation of the historical data collection on disaster loss in Albania was organised within the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for the year 2014 and represents Albanian contribution to the Programme. The Workshop was hosted by the General Directorate of Civil Emergencies - Ministry of Internal Affairs of Albania and was jointly organized by the DPPI SEE, UNISDR and CIMA Research Foundation.
 
The main objectives of the workshop was to introduce the DesInventar as a web platform tool for building disaster database with its methodology for disasters loss accounting and to present the Albanian historical inventory on disaster losses.
 
Some of the topics covered within the workshop programme were: Disaster Theory (Hyogo Framework for Action, Risk Assessment, National Disaster Database and Inventory), the Global Assessment Report GAR 2013, Introduction to DesInventar (Data cards, data collection methodology, concepts and definitions, event definition, type of disaster, effects), Data Entry process, How to get DesInventar for your country, etc. 

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.
 
Within the...

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...

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