01.03.2017 to 02.03.2017
The seminar was hosted by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Serbian Ministry of Interior and represents Serbian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for the year 2017. 
The event was organized with an aim to raise awareness on importance of continuous improvement of preparedness at local level for an efficient response to emergiences, by strenghtening the countries’ institutional and individual expert capacities for implementation of emergency plans as well as through provision of equipment and frequent trainings.
Target Audience were professionals engaged in awareness raising on the seminar topic  as well as the SEE civil protection experts responsible for development and monitoring of the impelmenation of national emergency response plans.
39 persons attended the seminar, out of which majority from Serbia and 16 participants from Albania, BiH, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia. 
17.11.2016 to 18.11.2016
The event was hosted and organized by AFAD (Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority) with an objective to facilitate better understanding of DRR in the scope of “Safe School” initiative and illustrate the role and interoperability of different stakeholders (Ministries of Education, Disaster and Emergency Management Authorities of the SEE in application of DRR measures in a safe environment (e.g. schools).
The purpose of the two-day discussion platform was to provide the opportunity for information and experience sharing on DRR activities undertaken / to be undertaken under the “Safe School” Initiative. At the same time, by visiting an educational institution in the scope of “Safe School”, the event allowed participants to observe if the objectives of Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) had been achieved.  
The host (AFAD) shared information about the on-going project...
15.11.2016 to 16.11.2016

Republic of Slovenia (Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, ACPDR) chaired the 2016 autumn session of the DPPI SEE regional meeting in its role of the DPPI SEE Chair-in-Office for the year 2016. Over the course of the two-day meeting, the DPPI SEE member countries reviewed the progress of implementation of the annual work programme of the Initiative, notably in the period April - November 2016 while building upon the outcomes of the 32nd DPPI SEE regional meeting held in Portorož, Slovenia, 5 - 6 April 2016.

Within the closed session of the meeting, the DPPI SEE member countries discussed and agreed on the next steps in regulating the DPPI SEE host country arrangements and preparing for the DPPI SEE Secretariat staff elections 2017. In addition, the countries re-confirmed their sustained commitment to the DPPI SEE project implementation (Disaster Management Training Programme - DMTP, Joint Emergency Response Units in case of Floods - JERU) and agreed on the annual work plan for 2017.


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)...