DMTP - Trainings / Courses 2017

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.
In the course of a three-day workshop, the participants had an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of Sendai Framework and practice drafting of National DRR Action Plan by using Sendai Framework indicators to assess existing risk management instruments in their respective countries. The workshop was led by Mr Sanjaya Bhatia and Ms Sarah Wade-Apicella (UNISDR ONEA-GETI) with additional expert support from Ms Natasa Holcinger (NPRD), Ms Preslava Lilova (Bulgarian Red Cross) and Mr Luca Rossi (UNISDR Europe Region Office).
Seventeen (17) participants from 9 DPPI SEE member countries successfully completed the ToT programme.
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 operations.
Operational objectives of the training were:
  1. To prepare team members of national units for flood response operations in the South East Europe region;
  2. To establish effective regional cooperation and coordination of the preparedness activities in the region of South Eastern Europe in case of major floods;
  3. To enhance the participants’ knowledge about international disaster response operations;
  4. To increase the participants’ capability knowledge of water rescue techniques and tactics and tactical problem solving;
  5. To increase knowledge of water rescue techniques, tactics, tools and equipment and boat rescue techniques;
  6. To build a network among the participants by sharing the experience, existing know-how and team building.

The training was attended by 28 participants, representatives of JERU national teams from Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The JERU project aims to develop operational capabilities in case of floods in the region of SEE. The overall goal of the project is to establish, equip and train the Emergency Response Units in the DPPI SEE member countries. The project initial design has been remodeled to match the other similar interventions in the region implemented under European Commission Instrument for Pre-Accession assistance - IPA in order to avoid potential duplications and ensure necessary synergies. The project envisages organization of four (4) Swift Water Rescue trainings and one final Field Exercise.


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 sites, attend coordination meetings and visit exercise management structures. 

Seven observers from (7) DPPI SEE member countries (Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia) participated in the program. 
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