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...

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...