14.11.2016 to 18.11.2016

The course was hosted, organized and facilitated by ACPDR (Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief) in cooperation with NPRD (National Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of Croatia).

The course provides in depth orientation on disaster risk reduction concepts and guidance, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, as well as understanding of the key aspects and activities of response and recovery. The course also guides and enables participants to prepare a DRR related group project proposal during the course to be presented at the end of the course.
Other course objectives are:
  1. Establish a common understanding of the tenets on which lie the foundations of disaster risk reduction (DRR).
  2. Develop a better understanding of preparedness, response and recovery as integral to disaster risk reduction.
  3. Illustrate the role of different stakeholders in DRR, the integrated nature between the...
12.10.2016 to 16.10.2016

This training was hosted by the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (ACPDR) within the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme 2016, and was co-organised/managed by the Slovenian Canine Associations (SCA) and the Association of Rescue Dog Handlers of Slovenia (ARDHS). The training is certified by the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia.

The target audience were dog handlers with rescue dogs, who are assigned to units for the search of missing and tapped persons, or who, after such training, will qualify for such units in the future, as well as representatives of civil protection and other organisations associated with search and rescue. Prior knowledge was not required.

  • Training objectives, among others, included:  ...
26.09.2016 to 30.09.2016

Disaster Risk Reduction for School Principals Course was the Croatian contribution to prevention/disaster risk reduction courses organized within the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training (DMTP) Program for 2016. The course was hosted and led by the National Protection and Rescue Directorate (NPRD).
The course was attended by 16 participants from 8 DPPI SEE member states (Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey) and with facilitation from Croatia (4 facilitators from NPRD and UNICEF) and guest facilitators, last year’s attendee, principal Biljana Ćulafić from Montenegro. All together 21 participants participated in the course (List of participants is annexed to this report).
The 4 and half day focus on inclusion of reducing risks in ...
17.09.2016 to 24.09.2016
The training was a joint contribution of Romania and Slovenia to the Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) 2016 and was co-organized by the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations of Romania (GIES) and the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (ACPDR) and supported by the Cave Rescue Romania (SALVASPEO) and Cave Rescue Service of the Republic of Slovenia (CRSS).
The training is primarily aimed at volunteer speleologists of caving clubs, fire-fighters, police officers, soldiers, health workers and other interested protection, rescue and relief forces whose members have passed the speleologist’s examination or have completed equivalent national programs for independent caving activity and have...
05.09.2016 to 10.09.2016
The training was hosted by the Macedonian Protection and Rescue Directorate within the DPPI SEE DMTP 2016 and co-organised/ managed by the Macedonian Scout Federation. 
Specific objective of the event was to connect civil protection administrations and civil society organizations while demonstrating ways to build mutual understanding, support and cooperation in the area of search and rescue operations in the nature. Through a set of interactive workshops participants had an opportunity to learn and further develop various survival techniques and to participate in a simulated crisis situation in the nature.
Targeted audience were representatives of the civil sector/ scout organizations and the SEE national disaster...
20.06.2016 to 24.06.2016

PREP training course was hosted by the Macedonian Protection and Rescue Directorate as part of the DPPI SEE DMTP 2016 and was co-organised/ managed by the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Emergency Services Branch (ESB). The course came a result of discussions between UN OCHA and DPPI SEE over the course of 2015 and 1st quarter of 2016, following the proposal of UN OCHA for a PREP course tailor-made to SEE. This was only the 2nd in the row of PREP courses designed and conducted by the OCHA Emergency Service Branch. 
The aim of the course was to reach out to emergency management practitioners from different organisations of the DPPI region and present key concept and tools used and promoted by OCHA Emergency Services Branch in responding to humanitarian crisis. 
12.04.2016 to 14.04.2016

The seminar was hosted by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Serbian Ministry of Interior within the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for the year 2016. 

The seminar aimed to bring together civil protection professionals responsible for development of national risk assessment in their respective country and professionals involved in risk assessment at the local level. It provided an opportunity for exchange of experiences with/ among the DPPI SEE member countries on adoption of their national risk assessments and the methodology for risk assessment development, as well as for discussion on similarities and differences in legal obligations and responsibilities related to the risk assessment development. At the same time, one of the objectives was to trigger exchanges of professional views and opinions regarding the risks identified at the national level.

Thirty-three (33) persons attended the seminar, including eleven (11)...

05.04.2016 to 06.04.2016

The Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, in its role of the DPPI SEE Chair-in-Office for 2016, hosted the 32nd DPPI SEE regional meeting in the Adriatic coastal city of Portorož (Slovenia) on two consecutive days, 5 - 6 April 2016.

The spring session 2016 analysed, discussed and further provided guidance and concrete recommendations 
to support and complement the efforts of the South Eastern Europe in disaster preparedness and prevention, while preserving synergies and collaboration among relevant partner organisations/ stakeholders committed to reducing the impact of disasters in this part of Europe. 

Next to discussion on the DPPI SEE state of play, the spring session 2016 agenda covered a variety of...

25.11.2015 to 27.11.2015

The seminar was hosted by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Serbian Ministry of Interior and was the last of the activities organised within the DMTP 2015 annual plan. 
Views and country experiences on the seminar topic were exchanged on two consecutive days among forty-one (41) participants (25 Serbian representatives, in addition to 15 in total from Albania, B&H, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Turkey). The seminar target audience were experts of 112 system/ ministries/ agencies involved in early warning system management and information-gathering and experts in hydrology and meteorology. 
Presenting at the seminar, next to the DPPI SEE member countries official delegations, were the guest speakers from the Republic Hydro-meteorological Service of Serbia,...
03.11.2015 to 04.11.2015

The 31st regional meeting of the Disaster Preparednes and Prevention Initiative for South Eatsern Europe (DPPI SEE) was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 3 and 4 November 2015. The autumn session 2015 was co-hosted by Serbia in its capacity of the DPPI SEE Chair-in-Office 2015 and DPPI SEE Secretariat. 

The meeting gathered representatives of the DPPI SEE member countries' disaster management, i.e. civil protection authorities and representatives of competent partner organisations/ stakeholders committed to disaster preparedness, prevention and reducing of disaster risks in the region of South Eastern Europe. 

​The closed session of the meeting built upon the proceedings and conclusions of the regional meeting spring session 2015, and through inclusive discussion reviewed the DPPI SEE activities implemented to the day while providing guidance for...