Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe

14.11.2011 to 19.11.2011

The course was organized and hosted by the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief at the Training Centre for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief in Ig near Ljubljana (Slovenia). The course represented Slovenian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme 2011.

     
    The course objectives
    The course focused on increasing participants’ effectiveness in reading and writing documents related to disaster management. After the course, participants:
    • Became familiar with the basic terminology used in disaster management.
    • Learned the terminology used in relevant documents and correspondence.
    • Were able to read documents, such as EURATOM Acts and EU Council Decisions, and other texts related to this field, understand key points and most details.
    • Were able to understand authentic European Commission Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) messages, assessments and situation reports.
    • Were able to write MIC messages, assessments and short situation reports, based on given scenarios, to express ideas in a properly organized manner demonstrating a suitable control of basic grammatical structures.
    • Were able to...
    26.09.2011 to 02.10.2011

    The course was organised within the DPPI SEE/ Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI)/ Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) DRR project (Phase II) and hosted by Romanian General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations. The course represented Romanian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme 2011

    The aim of the course was to support the development of disaster risk reduction capacity at all levels within the South East European region governments and organizations in order to improve their ability to better understand and manage the variety of disasters the region faces nowadays.

    Representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Turkey participated in the course.

    17.09.2011 to 25.09.2011

    The training was organised by the Bulgarian Federation of Speleology and Bulgarian Cave Rescue Unit, Chief Directorate Fire Safety and Civil Protection of the Ministry of Interior of Republic of Bulgaria and supported by the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (ACPDR), Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia. The training represented Bulgarian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme 2011
     
    Training objectives
    During the 8-day training there were 80 hours of various lessons, which took form of lectures, short demonstrations, practical work in smaller caves for consolidation of knowledge and bigger final exercise of the cave rescue activities.
     
    Training was based on various practical exercises and theoretical knowledge, necessary for successful rescue activity and even for the prevention of accidents in the caves.
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    Cave conservation
    Single rope technique – Alpine style
    Procedures for accident in the cave
    Examination of the victim
    Setting up of evacuation and transport systems and learning rescue manoeuvres
    Preparation and...

    04.09.2011 to 09.09.2011

    The training was conducted at the Training Centre for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief in Ig near Ljubljana (Slovenia) and it was hosted by the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief and supported by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.

    The training represented Slovenian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme 2011. Training objectives At the training the participants gained theoretical knowledge and basic practical skills in the field of fire extinguishing, known as hot fire/flashover training. The training therefore improved the participants’ knowledge of basic skills and techniques of fire-fighting and basic operational procedures for indoor fires. Generally the training also intends to raise awareness on procedures and practices of fire development and behaviour in different scenarios. Target audience The training was intended for professional operational fire-fighters and commanders from the DPPI SEE countries (1-2 per country).

    It was attended by representatives of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Romania and Turkey Methodology The training was implemented as a combined structure of theoretical lectures and practical work given and supervised by the licensed teachers and instructors who were trained by the Swedish Rescue Services Agency. The training ‘’Hot Fire Training - module A’’ is proved and signed by the Minister of...

    05.07.2011 to 08.07.2011

    The training was hosted by the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and co-organised in cooperation with the DPPI SEE, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Balkan Institute for Risk Assessment and Emergency Management (BIEM). The training course was organized within the framework of Regional Programme on Disaster Risk Reduction in South Eastern Europe, United Nations Development Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina, implemented in cooperation with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and European Commission, together with relevant partners from eight IPA funds beneficiaries in SEE (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99). The event was attended by representatives of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia as well as by representative of Danish emergency management agency (DEMA).

    05.06.2011 to 09.06.2011

    The course was organised within the DPPI SEE/ Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI)/ Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) DRR project (Phase II) and hosted by Croatian National Protection and Rescue Directorate. The course at the same time represented Croatian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme 2011. The aim of the course was to strike a balance between presentation skills and other aspects of training course management, from the preparation of material to running exercises; and from training needs analysis to evaluation of training, including review of training events. The event was part of capacity development project supported by CADRI and MSB aimed at supporting the development of disaster risk reduction capacity at all levels

    • governments and organizations
    • in the South Eastern Europe region in order to improve their ability to better understand and manage the variety of disasters faced by the region.

    The training course was attended by representatives of national emergency management authorities and Red Cross Societies of Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.

    02.04.2011 to 07.04.2011

    Training Objectives  
    The course intended to provide practical and theoretical training in  Disaster risk reduction. It was designed and run by group of experts  from DPPI states and international partner organizations, such as the  International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).   
    Aim of the course  
    The aim of the course was to support the development of disaster risk  reduction capacity at all levels within the South East European region  governments and organizations in order to improve their ability to  better understand and manage the variety of disasters the region faces  today. All participants of the course received a training certificate. Based on  their facilitation skills, some participants from the course were  selected to participate in a Training-of-Trainers in 2011 in Croatia to  become the main resources for DRR training in the region. In addition,  they were included in a pool of DRR expert database to be developed by  UNISDR for DPPI SEE.  
     Target Audience  
    The candidates had to fulfill the following criteria: - Work in an organization engaged in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction - Minimum of 3 years experience in topics related to natural disasters - Fluency in English