15.05.2019 to 16.05.2019
Last week representatives from DPPI SEE member states had the opportunity to participate at the Seminar on the application of the SEVESO III Directive for underground storage of natural gas in Sibiu, Romania. The event organized by the Romanian General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations and under the auspices of their Presidency with the Council of the European Union. Topics on underground storage and distribution of natural gas, production and storage of biogas and LNG-bunkering, storage and distribution were covered. At the second day of the seminar the participants visited ROMGAZ Information and documentation center in Medias and observed practical implementation of SEVESO III. 
 
 
 
16.04.2019 to 17.04.2019
General Directorate for Civil Emergencies of Republic of Albania in its role of DPPI SEE Chair in Office for 2019, hosted the 38th DPPI SEE Regional meeting in Tirana.
During the meeting DPPI SEE member states had the opportunity to discuss the financial affairs of the Initiative and review the implementation of the Annual Work Plan for 2019.
 
The conclusions from the meeting referred to the process of drafting the long term development plan for the Initiative; strengthening the planning process behind the training program; activating the project development working group and exploring the possibilities for continuation of IPA DRAM project results. DPPI SEE partners were also present in Tirana providing valuable updates related with disaster risk management activities on global, regional and local level. UNICEF Regional Office in Geneva and World...
15.04.2019 to 17.04.2019

The Seminar was Serbian contribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme for 2019 within the activities of Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI SEE) and was organized by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia.

The overall aim of the Seminar was to exchange experiences and lessons learned between DPPI SEE participating states on the emergency evacuation plans and roles and readiness of firefighters and first responders in case of emergencies. Discussions covered topics on adequate response, planning, preparation and coordination on emergency evacuation based on case studies and real time operations. 

Target audience included civil protection/emergency management experts from all DPPI SEE member states and the host responsible for planning procedures, coordination and first response in case of emergency evacuation.

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13.03.2019

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.

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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.

 

 

 

04.07.2018

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).

 

 

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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.

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