Seminars / Workshops / Conferences

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...

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


 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...

24.09.2012 to 28.09.2012

The seminar was hosted and organised by the Protection and Rescue Directorate of Macedonia and represented Macedonian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Programme 2012.   The aim of the training was to gain theoretical knowledge and basic practical skills in the field of using GIS and other computer simulation tools for planning protection and rescue operations.The training therefore improved the participants’ knowledge of basic skills and techniques of using GIS and other computer simulation tools for planning protection and rescue operations.  

08.03.2012 to 09.03.2012

This seminar was hosted and organized by the Republic of Turkey Prime Minister's Office Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency as a Turkish contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Programme 2012.

Seminar Objectives

In this seminar, experts and field practitioners from governmental and nongovernmental organizations and academicians having different backgrounds from South Eastern European countries were brought together to share ideas and experiences. The purpose of this seminar was to reveal previous disaster training activities and projects at national and international level to set examples for future training organizations especially for vulnerable groups. Moreover, the seminar provided opportunity to discuss advantages and disadvantages of the methods of the trainings aiming to reach different vulnerable groups and elaborate upon ways to eliminate these disadvantages. Also, the seminar raised awareness of experts who worked for foreign regions with different levels of socio-cultural structures.

Target Audience
The seminar tartgeted experts and professionals specialized in the field of disaster training from DPPI SEE Parties and was attended by representatives of Albania, Bosnia and...
30.05.2011 to 31.05.2011

The seminar programme was hosted and organized by the Republic of Turkey Prime Minister's Office Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency as a Turkish contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme 2011.

Seminar Objectives

At the seminar the participants gained theoretical knowledge such as creating financial sources inventory, specifying the deficiencies, ensuring the applicability of plans with trainings and practices, identifying resources that would be useful to return to normal daily lives and finding and allocating extra financial resources in case of a need.

Target Audience

The seminar was intended for experts and professionals in administration and financing from DPPI SEE countries (1-2 per...