08.12.2014 to 12.12.2014

​Most of the world's population now lives in cities, with the majority living in cities of less than 500.000 people. Cities are increasingly the scenes of humanitarian crises, and this trend is likely to continue. Recent major emergencies in the region of SEE have highlighted the particular and increasing vulnerability of urban areas to disasters. Due to the floods among other consequences, water supply systems have been damaged and totally interrupted in some municipalities. In the immediate aftermath of the flooding the access to clean and safe water was hindered and threat of water-borne diseases was serious. These events have also highlighted the need for strong Urban WASH capacity in the region.

The Urban WASH in emergencies training course was co-organized by RedR UK and the Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of...

13.09.2014 to 21.09.2014

This year’s DPPI SEE Cave Rescue Training (6th in the row) is hosted by Sector for Emergency Management of the Republic of Serbia and represents Serbian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for 2014.  The training was co-organised by the Slovenian Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, Slovenian Cave Rescue Service and Serbian Mountain Rescue Service.

The aim of the training was to strengthen the human capacities of the participating countries in the field of prevention of and response to disasters, as well as to improve and further widen cooperation of national protection and rescue services of the SEE countries while practicing in accordance with the standardised cave rescue procedures.
More than 120 representatives of competent civil protection services of the DPPI SEE member countries have so far participated in the cave rescue trainings organised in the framework of the DPPI SEE.
As part of the 6th DPPI SEE Cave Rescue Training (CRT) a special (final) exercise was organised on 18th Sep 2014 in the Resava river canyon with the scenario of an evacuation on the...

01.09.2014 to 06.09.2014

Following the success of the DPPI SEE Disaster Risk Reduction project that was implemented from 2009 to 2012, National Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of Croatia and Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief of the Republic of Slovenia organized Disaster Risk Reduction Training Course in the twining model as a joint Croatian& Slovenian contribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme for 2014 of the DPPI SEE. 

A total of eight (8) DPPI SEE member countries (16 participants) took part in this year’s course.

With support from Croatian and Slovenian facilitators, the course provided in depth orientation on disaster risk reduction concepts and guidance, including the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), as well as understanding of the key aspects and activities of response and recovery. The course also built upon participants’ existing knowledge base so they can relate disaster risk reduction issues in practical terms to their day-to-day work responsibilities.

More concrete aim of the course was to develop DRR related project proposal with multinational/regional implementation for the benefit of the DPPI SEE member countries.

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28.08.2014 to 01.09.2014

Following the success of the DPPI SEE Disaster Risk Reduction project that was implemented from 2009 to 2012, National Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of Croatia has organized a Disaster Risk Reduction for Teachers Training Course in a twining model. This event represents the Croatian and Slovenian contribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme for 2014 of the DPPI SEE.
 
The course has provided basic information on disaster risk reduction concepts and guidance, including the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), and in depth orientation on the Priority 3 of the HFA. The course has also built upon participants’ existing knowledge base in a way that they could relate disaster risk reduction issues in practical terms to their day-to-day work in schools and implement important information on DRR into their lectures.
 
The aim of the Course was to help teachers...

19.05.2014

 

The event representing Macedonian contribution to the DPPI SEE DMTP for the year 2104 was hosted and organized by the Protection and Rescue Directorate of Macedonia with support from the Operation Florian, UK. The planning process of the event itself took around 2 months and included not only all the fire chiefs in Macedonia but also all the relevant organizations responsible for road traffic safety. The Challenge itself is part of a wider national campaign that promotes road traffic safety elements and accordingly supports the UN decade for traffic safety. Representatives of 5 DPPI SEE member states (Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Slovenia and Turkey) took part in the Observers Programme of the challenge.

Theaim of the Extrication Challenge was to bring together teams of rescue personnel who are committed to not only displaying their ability but also to expanding their practical skills by learning from and teaching others involved in the same field (detailed...

04.11.2013 to 08.11.2013

The Command, Control and Coordination (C3) Course is the first in the set of activities planned within the DPPI SEE JERU project work plan. The course was organized by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia in the framework of the Initiative.
 
The main objective of the course is to prepare team leaders of JERU Flood response teams of the South East Europe for interventions in case of floods in the area of the South Eastern Europe, in addition to increasing their awareness and knowledge of the international disaster operations and enhancing their capability to lead their respective units in a multi-task and multi-stakeholder international environment. Moreover, course will provide opportunity to increase their knowledge of international response systems and coordination mechanisms and the role of team leaders in mission cycle, improve teamwork skills and integrate these in the existing national and international coordination arrangements in a disaster-affected country, as well as to discuss previous experiences in particular those where special...

16.09.2013 to 20.09.2013

Disaster Risk Reduction Training Course was the Croatian and Slovenian contribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme for 2013 of the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI SEE) and it was co-organized by Croatian National Protection and Rescue Directorate and Slovenian Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief.

DRR Course was attended by 22 participants from 10 nations from the region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey) and with facilitation from Croatia, Slovenia, and Sweden (8 facilitators). All together 30 participants took part on the course. List of participants is attached to this report.

The 4 days focused on a holistic approach to reducing risks, responding to and recovering from disasters specific to the region of South-Eastern Europe. The course provided in depth orientation on disaster risk reduction concepts and guidance, including the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), as well as understanding the key aspects and activities of response and recovery. The course built upon participants’ existing knowledge...

14.09.2013 to 22.09.2013

Cave rescue Training - 2013 was jointly organized by Croatian mountain rescue service - Commission for speleological rescue with the support of the Croatian National Protection and Rescue Directorate and by Cave rescue Service of Slovenia in the frame of DPPI SEE.

     

This training was already the fifth in the row. The first training was organized in 2009 in Montenegro, then in 2010 in Macedonia, in 2011 in Bulgaria and in 2012 in Slovenia. All together there were more than 100 participants from DPPI SEE member countries trained in cave rescue techniques.

    

Slovenian cave rescue service and Croatian mountain rescue service made an important in 2012 by applying for European funds whereby these were awarded the funds for the implementation of the European project EU Proteus (ending in December 2013. Within the project PROTEUS a large-scale exercise PARADANA 2013 was carried out in Slovenia (August 2013). In this exercise...

13.12.2012 to 14.12.2012

This training was Republic of Turkey’s contribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme for 2012 within the scope of DPPI SEE DMTP Annual Work Plan and was hosted by Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).

Background:

The literal meaning of “psycho-social" is the dynamic relationship of psychological and social impacts which continuously interact with each other. On the other hand, this term can be defined as a body of multi-disciplinary services provided at every phase of the disaster cycle and entailing disaster psycho-social support; the prevention of any likely post-disaster psychological disharmony/disorder; restoring and the rehabilitation of relationships both at the family and community levels; ensuring that those affected recognize their capacities and are strengthened in the normalizing process; the increase of communal coping/relief/recovery skills in the probable future disasters and emergencies; and the provision of support to relief workers.

27.11.2012 to 28.11.2012

The workshop was Bulgarian contribution to the Disaster Management Training Project for 2012 of the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe and was organized by Fire Safety and Civil Protection Chief Directorate, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria.

The workshop was held in Sofia on 27 and 28 November 2012 in Vitosha Park Hotel, 1 Rosario str. (http://www.vitoshaparkhotel.com/)

The aim of the workshop was to share experiences and best practices and to provoke discussions on the ways for enhancing the role of volunteers and voluntary units in the states in SEE region in disaster response and humanitarian aid operations as well as to outline areas of possible future cooperation.

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