22.09.2019 to 27.09.2019


This week UNDRR office in Bonn is organizing training workshop on Sendai Framework Monitoring and Disaster Loss Databases. This is the 2nd time since last year that UNDRR is organizing such events aimed to build capacities of partners for the process of Sendai Monitoring. On both occasions, last year and this week, DPPI SEE has supported the workshops with sending representatives from the member states. This time experts from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia are present in Bonn to learn and liaise with their colleagues across the globe and contribute to the debate of Sendai Monitoring.


24.08.2018 to 31.08.2018

In the period between 24-31.08 rescuers from 9 DPPI SEE member states had the opportunity to train rope rescue techniques in urban areas. The event was organized by the Administration of Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief and supported by DPPI SEE.




20.03.2018 to 22.03.2018

25.04.2017 to 27.04.2017



The DPPI SEE/UNSDR workshop Training of Trainers for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework was hosted and organised by Croatian National Protection and Rescue Directorate (NPRD) in collaboration with the UNISDR's Office for Northeast Asia and Global Education Training Institute (UNISDR ONEA-GETI) which was established to develop a new cadre of professionals in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for disaster resilient societies under the auspices of the United Nations.
The main goal of the workshop was to increase social demand and political commitment for integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into overall economic and social planning processes, as well as to promote the establishment of sustained human resources capacity development (pool of experts and trainers) for further adaptation and dissemination of the methodology. Target audience of the workshop were national government officials responsible for DRR.
10.04.2017 to 15.04.2017


Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (ACPDR) has organized and hosted the first training of rescuers on swift water within the DPPI SEE Joint Emergency Response Units in case of floods (JERU) project. The training was the first one conducted within the DPPI SEE JERU project, with another three SWIFT practical trainings yet to be organized in Croatia and Slovenia.

JERU SWIFT water rescue practical training took place from 10 to 15 of April 2017 in Slovenia (Solkan, Nova Gorica) and had a focus on rescuing from swift waters by using boats, swimming rescue techniques, reach and throw operational techniques and contact rescue...
09.03.2017 to 12.03.2017

The field exercise RO-MODEX 2017 was hosted by IGSU (General Inspectorate For Emergency Situations of Romania) and was organized in a Consortium with National Centre APELL for Disaster Management, State Rescue Fire Service, Latvia (SFRS), Austrian Red Cross (ARC), Protection and Rescue Directorate of Macedonia, General Directorate for Civil Security and Crisis Management of France and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
The aim of this exercise was to give the opportunity to EU civil protection modules and teams to have a functional full-scale exercise at European level according to Union Civil Protection policies and procedures aimed to enhance knowledge on: interoperability, safety and security, self-sufficiency, procedures, coordination and learning opportunity. 
The aim of the DPPI SEE dedicated program was to give the opportunity to civil protection experts from DPPI SEE countries to observe the RO-MODEX field exercise organized under the Union Civil Protection Mechanism where they had the possibility to see interventions in exercise...
14.11.2016 to 18.11.2016

The course was hosted, organized and facilitated by ACPDR (Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief) in cooperation with NPRD (National Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of Croatia).

The course provides in depth orientation on disaster risk reduction concepts and guidance, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, as well as understanding of the key aspects and activities of response and recovery. The course also guides and enables participants to prepare a DRR related group project proposal during the course to be presented at the end of the course.
Other course objectives are:
  1. Establish a common understanding of the tenets on which lie the foundations of disaster risk reduction (DRR).
  2. Develop a better understanding of preparedness, response and recovery as integral to disaster risk reduction.
  3. Illustrate the role of different stakeholders in DRR, the integrated nature between the...
12.10.2016 to 16.10.2016

This training was hosted by the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (ACPDR) within the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme 2016, and was co-organised/managed by the Slovenian Canine Associations (SCA) and the Association of Rescue Dog Handlers of Slovenia (ARDHS). The training is certified by the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia.

The target audience were dog handlers with rescue dogs, who are assigned to units for the search of missing and tapped persons, or who, after such training, will qualify for such units in the future, as well as representatives of civil protection and other organisations associated with search and rescue. Prior knowledge was not required.

  • Training objectives, among others, included:  ...
26.09.2016 to 30.09.2016


Disaster Risk Reduction for School Principals Course was the Croatian contribution to prevention/disaster risk reduction courses organized within the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training (DMTP) Program for 2016. The course was hosted and led by the National Protection and Rescue Directorate (NPRD).
The course was attended by 16 participants from 8 DPPI SEE member states (Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey) and with facilitation from Croatia (4 facilitators from NPRD and UNICEF) and guest facilitators, last year’s attendee, principal Biljana Ćulafić from Montenegro. All together 21 participants participated in the course (List of participants is annexed to this report).
The 4 and half day focus on inclusion of reducing risks in ...