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...

12.10.2015 to 16.10.2015

The training course was the second in the cycle of courses organised by the Croatian National Protection and Rescue Directorate for fire-fighting commanders from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia. 

The main objective of the course was to provide an insight into the technical rescue operations in fire-fighting interventions related to road accidents, both through theoretical lectures and practical exercises.

At the end of the course, the participants (twenty-eight in total) received certificates for having been trained in “Operational Activities in Road Accidents”

The participants were made familiar with the equipment used in interventions in road accidents; with security measures, application of various rescue methods, ensuring working conditions in special conditions (by night), tactical activities in...

05.10.2015 to 07.10.2015

The aim of the workshop hosted by AFAD’s Legal Consultancy Department was to encourage competent legal experts of the DPPI SEE member countries to exchange information with regard to their national disaster management frameworks and brainstorm constructive recommendations through assessment of the following: 

  • Strengths and weaknesses of the existing legal frameworks 
  • Legal analysis (if any) of regulations governing the areas such as early warning, environmental management, risk insurance, humanitarian aid, human rights, women and vulnerable groups in disasters 
  • ...
12.09.2015 to 20.09.2015

The training was co-organised by the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (ACPDR) and supported by the Republic Administration of Civil Protection of the Republic of Srpska, Cave rescue unit-Ponir, Cave Rescue Service of the Republic of Slovenia (CRSS), as well as by the Mountain Rescue Service of Serbia (MRSS), Commission for Rescue in Vertical Conditions) and Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS).

The programme 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...

07.09.2015 to 09.09.2015

Threats and dangers that Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) materials pose are a challenging issue to be handled by all countries. CBRN substances can be deliberately and accidently released to the environment. Moreover, political disturbances and developing industrial activities increase the risk of release of those substances. CBRN incidents can result in economic, political and social losses at national and global level and can cause severe permanent damage to environment and human health.

The event, hosted by the Republic of Turkey, Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) as one of the Turkish contributions to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for 2015, aimed to provide an opportunity for information exchange among the DPPI SEE member countries on best...

24.08.2015 to 28.08.2015

Following the success of the 2014 Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for Teachers course, Croatia once again contributed to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme with a follow-up 2015 course on the same subject. The course was prepared and hosted by the Croatian National Protection and Rescue Directorate (NPRD).
DRR for Teachers Course was attended by 14 participants from 8 DPPI SEE member states (Albania, Bosna and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and, Slovenia) and with facilitation from Croatia (6 facilitators from NPRD, UNICEF and Croatian Red Cross).
The course focused on how to include risk reduction in school curricula with basics on disaster risk reduction concepts and guidance, including the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The course aimed to relate...

23.08.2015 to 28.08.2015

This training was hosted and organised by the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief and supported by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. The training represents Slovenian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for 2015.
The training aimed to provide the participants with theoretical knowledge and basic practical skills in the field of fire extinguishing known as hot fire/flashover training, while also improving their existing knowledge of basic skills and techniques of fire-fighting and basic operational procedures for indoor fires. The training also intended to raise awareness on procedures and practices of fire development and behaviour in different scenarios.
21.05.2015 to 22.05.2015

The seminar on “International Cooperation in Case of Emergencies – Host Nation Support”, hosted by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, represents Serbian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for 2015.
In recent years the region of the South Eastern Europe has witnessed a major growth in the scale and frequency of natural disasters which from the onset emphasized the importance of a rapid and effective response, including of a well-coordinated reception of requested international assistance and distribution of the humanitarian aid to the affected population.