DPPI SEE and IPA DRAM partner countries came to Ljubljana this week to discuss the possibility for sustainability of results upon the end of IPA DRAM in November 2019. IPA DRAM has identified five main areas in which the programme results can be sustained and at the same time contribute to the strengthening of DPPI SEE. Those five areas are:

  1. Hosting and maintenance of a regional Electronic Risk Atlas
  2. Updating and upgrading the South Eastern Europe Knowledge Management System (SEEKMS)
  3. Hosting and maintenance of regional DesInventar/Sendai for collection of disaster loss data and Sendai reporting;
  4. Facilitation of hazard-specific regional working groups established by IPA DRAM on seismic risks, floods and wild fires;
  5. Building on IPA DRAM successful capacity building methods (exchange of experts, cross-border learing and support) and the support of a regional pool of experts.


05.03.2019 to 06.03.2019

During 05-06.03.2019 DPPI SEE Secretariat hosted the first event from the annual Disaster Management Training Program in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Together with UNISDR Europe office, training workshop has been conducted on Sendai Framework Monitoring process. Total number of 17 participants from all DPPI SEE member states had the opportunity to learn about the recent developments related with Sendai Framework Monitoring process, to exchange on their national experiences and to practice some of the online training tools available for Sendai Framework Monitoring. Detailed report on the workshop together with all the presentations from the training workshop will be uploaded on our web page in the following days. DPPI SEE Secretariat express its gratitude to the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sector for rescue and protection for their support in organizing this event. 

06.11.2018 to 07.11.2018
The 37th DPPI SEE Regional meeting held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (06-07.11.2018) was used to review the operational and financial status of the Initiatives and to decide about the future activities. Under the Chairmanship of Turkey, DPPI SEE member states had the possibility to discuss the Annual Work Plan for 2019 and the content of the Disaster Management Training Program for 2019. During the Advisory Board session DPPI SEE member states had the opportunity to hear the representatives of UNISDR, UNDP, UNOCHA, UNICEF, World Bank, WHO, OSCE, IFRC and to exchange with them on the possibility for creating synergies. Ongoing regional projects were also presented by project team leaders of IPA DRAM, DARENet, World Vision and OSCE focusing on the legacy of their particular projects.
Total number of 40 participants were present during the 37th DPPI SEE Regional Meeting in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the closing ceremony the Chairmanship with the Initiative for 2019 was handed over from Turkey to Albania.
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18.09.2018 to 21.09.2018

From the 18-21.09.2018 DPPI SEE member states had to opportunity to participate at this year INSARAG team leaders meeting hosted by the Romanian General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations in collaboration with Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in its capacity as the INSARAG Secretariat. Experienced USAR practitioners as well as USAR Team Leaders from all over the world working on Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) had the opportunity to exchange on the latest developments in INSARAG. DPPI SEE participants have use the meeting to learn more about the certification process and to network with colleagues. Within DPPI SEE, Romania and Turkey are the only countries with INSARAG certified teams. Their expertise and knowledge of the certification process can be used by the other member states who are considering building such a capacity. DPPI SEE remains devoted to the mission of enhancing disaster preparedness capacities in the region.


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.





As of July 4, 2018 DPPI SEE is one step closer towards completing the procedures for its legal status. Four DPPI SEE member states Croatia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia signed the Host Country Agreement in Sarajevo. In the upcoming weeks Albania will be ready to do so after which the national authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina will proceed with final endorsement and ratification. This extraordinary meeting was also used to initiate planning of DPPI SEE activities for 2019 by the Trio Mechanism (Romania, Turkey and Alabnia).




22.06.2018 to 23.06.2018

The event was part of this year Republic of Macedonia contribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme  of DPPI SEE and was organized by the Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of Macedonia and the Private Medical Centre Adzi Badem Sistina in Skopje.

The objective of the event was to share knowledge among DPPI SEE member states about hospital emergency preparedness in cases of earthquakes and promote public private partnerships in the area of disaster risk management. DPPI SEE members states had the opportunity to observe one day practical exercise for patient evacuation after an earthquake at the Private Medical Centre Adzi Badem Sistina in Skopje.


17.05.2018 to 18.05.2018

Based on the invitation from the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (GIES) to the Member States of Disaster Pareparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI SEE), representatives of DPPI SEE together with a delegation of GIES attended the International Conference on Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management - ELSEDIMA, in Cluj Napoca, 17-18 May 2018.

This activity represented Romania's contribution to 2018 Disaster Management Training Program under DPPI SEE, attended by 11 representatives from Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Head of the DPPI SEE Secretariat .

The conference aimed to create and develop a relevant dialogue, focusing on population involvement, risk awareness and communication, the need to create and develop a network of experts and organizations at national and local level to be integrated into the international flow.

GIES leadership has been represented by First Deputy General...

12.04.2018 to 13.04.2018
The Seminar on “Intervention on the occurrence of accidents and fires in tunnels, roads and railway traffic“ which will be held in Belgrade, Serbia on 12-13 April 2018. The Seminar is a Serbian contribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme for 2018 within the activities of Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI SEE) and is organized by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia.
The overall aim of the Seminar is to exchange experiences and lessons learned between DPPI SEE participating states on the role and readiness of firefighters and first responders in case of emergencies in roads and railway tunnels accidents. Discussions will cover topics on adequate response, successful activities during interventions in disaster relief, communication and coordination of all agencies responding to incident, command and coordination of different services, procedures in responding, importance of joint exercises and other issues concerning mass casualty accidents in tunnels in road and rail transportation.
04.04.2018 to 05.04.2018
The meeting was hosted by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD) in its capacity of the DPPI SEE Chair-In- Office 2018 and is organized in close cooperation with the DPPI SEE Secretariat.
The 36st DPPI SEE regional meeting focused on identifying needs and priorities of the DPPI SEE member states in dealing with disaster preparedness and prevention related challenges. In addition to regular closed session reserved for DPPI SEE member states discussion on DPPI SEE institutional issues, the meeting as per usual practice, also serves as a forum for an exchange of information for the recent developments in the field of disaster management in the DPPI SEE member states and DPPI SEE partners engaged in addressing disaster preparedness, prevention and disaster risk reduction.
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