22.04.2015 to 23.04.2015

The 30th DPPI SEE regional meeting was held in Belgrade and was hosted by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia in its capacity of the DPPI SEE Chair-in-Office 2015.

The aim of this year’s spring session was to further facilitate and provide guidance for effective fulfilment of the DPPI SEE goals and objectives as set out in the DPPI SEE Memorandum of Understanding (2013) through inclusive discussion on the DPPI SEE current and future planned activities, including through review of the activities implemented in the framework of the Initiative in the period between the regional meeting autumn session 2014 and spring session 2015.

As per established practice, the morning od the day 1 was reserved for the Regional Meeting closed session and more detailed discussions on the current status of the DPPI SEE JERU project implementation, including about activities related to the DPPI SEE Secretariat status regulation in...

24.03.2015 to 25.03.2015

The seminar was hosted and organised by the Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro.

The seminar aimed to provide an opportunity for exchange of experiences and best practices among experts from the DPPI SEE Parties state institutions with roles and responsibilities in drafting and/or implementing laws and regulations governing the transport of dangerous goods by road in their respective countries, including in the implementation of relevant control mechanisms to prevent accidents and damage to persons, property and environment. 

Topics addressed through country presentations and follow-up discussions were: road transport of explosives, radioactive, chemical and toxic substances as well as testing of vehicles carrying dangerous goods and most importantly - national legislations regulating issuance...

18.02.2015 to 20.02.2015

The seminar was hosted and organised by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Serbia.

he overall aim of the seminar was to provide an opportunity for the DPPI SEE Parties to exchange experiences of their respective countries in planning of an organized local authority response to floods, flash floods and earthquakes, knowing the first impact of disasters was always at the local level. Views and opinions were also shared as regards the required level of training and equipment necessary for local-level stakeholders and responders, including that for competent services engaged in preventive and operational activities.

Twenty-two (22) experts participated in seminar, out of which thirteen (13) of them from the participating DPPI SEE Parties (Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Montenegro), eight (8) Serbian representatives and one (1) expert from the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA). Traditionally, Mr. Predrag Maric (Serbian Head of Sector) gave opening remarks on day 1. The Head of the Secretariat...

16.12.2014

The “Conference – Establishment of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction” was Montenegrin contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) and was hosted by the Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro and co-organised by UNISDR Europe Region Office.

The aim of the event was to establish the National Platform for disaster risk reduction in cooperation with other relevant state ministries, agencies and administrations and local authorities, and with the presence of the DPPI SEE member countries and international organisations with experience in disaster risk reduction, through information exchange on best practices and lessons learned in the filed of establishing and maintaining the work of the national platforms for disaster risk reduction.

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08.12.2014 to 12.12.2014

​Most of the world's population now lives in cities, with the majority living in cities of less than 500.000 people. Cities are increasingly the scenes of humanitarian crises, and this trend is likely to continue. Recent major emergencies in the region of SEE have highlighted the particular and increasing vulnerability of urban areas to disasters. Due to the floods among other consequences, water supply systems have been damaged and totally interrupted in some municipalities. In the immediate aftermath of the flooding the access to clean and safe water was hindered and threat of water-borne diseases was serious. These events have also highlighted the need for strong Urban WASH capacity in the region.

The Urban WASH in emergencies training course was co-organized by RedR UK and the Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of...

08.12.2014 to 11.12.2014

“Disaster Governance and Volunteering Systems - Conference& Workshops” was Turkish contribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) for 2014 and was hosted by the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)

As widely known, no matter how successful a country’s disaster preparedness may be, the building of safe ​settlements, mitigation of risks and prevention of probable disaster damages are fundamentally important.  To reach the disaster victims as soon as possible and rescue them following the occurrence of disasters is the universal main objective. The existence of a common language and a healthy coordination enables faster and more efficient advancement for search and rescue operations. While recognising the...

18.11.2014 to 19.11.2014

The 29th regional meeting of the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative of South Eastern Europe (DPPI SEE) was held in Sarajevo, the seat of the DPPI SEE Secretariat. The meeting was hosted by the DPPI SEE Secretariat and was co-organised with the Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro in its capacity of the DPPI SEE Chair-in-Office Anchor2014.

The aim of this year's autumn session of the DPPI SEE regional meeting was to further facilitate and provide guidance for effective fulfilment of the DPPI SEE goals and objectives as set out in the DPPI SEE Memorandum of Understanding (2013) through participatory discussion among delegations of all DPPI SEE member countries on the DPPI SEE current and future planned activities, including through review of the activities implemented in the period between two regional meetings for the year 2014.

The closed session proceedings included discussion on the...

28.10.2014 to 30.10.2014

​The seminar was hosted by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia within the Disaster Management Training Programme of the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South East Europe (DPPI SEE) as a Serbian contribution to the Programme for the year 2014.

The aim of the seminar was to share experiences and good practices, as well as to develop discussion during the seminar on aforementioned topic between representatives and experts from the DPPI SEE member countries with experiences in interventions caused by traffic and railway accidents.

Total number of participants at the seminar was 48; thereof 33 members of the Sector for Emergency Management accompanied by participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina (2), Bulgaria (2), Croatia (2), Macedonia (2), Slovenia (2), Montenegro (2), Medical emergency service (2) and Head of DPPI SEE Secretariat.

Based on the stated experiences the participants of the seminar have identified the basic problems and areas in need of improvement, similar to the whole region. The following is an excerpt from the list of identified areas:

  • Establishing...
13.09.2014 to 21.09.2014

This year’s DPPI SEE Cave Rescue Training (6th in the row) is hosted by Sector for Emergency Management of the Republic of Serbia and represents Serbian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for 2014.  The training was co-organised by the Slovenian Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, Slovenian Cave Rescue Service and Serbian Mountain Rescue Service.

The aim of the training was to strengthen the human capacities of the participating countries in the field of prevention of and response to disasters, as well as to improve and further widen cooperation of national protection and rescue services of the SEE countries while practicing in accordance with the standardised cave rescue procedures.
More than 120 representatives of competent civil protection services of the DPPI SEE member countries have so far participated in the cave rescue trainings organised in the framework of the DPPI SEE.
As part of the 6th DPPI SEE Cave Rescue Training (CRT) a special (final) exercise was organised on 18th Sep 2014 in the Resava river canyon with the scenario of an evacuation on the...

01.09.2014 to 06.09.2014

Following the success of the DPPI SEE Disaster Risk Reduction project that was implemented from 2009 to 2012, National Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of Croatia and Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief of the Republic of Slovenia organized Disaster Risk Reduction Training Course in the twining model as a joint Croatian& Slovenian contribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme for 2014 of the DPPI SEE. 

A total of eight (8) DPPI SEE member countries (16 participants) took part in this year’s course.

With support from Croatian and Slovenian facilitators, the course provided in depth orientation on disaster risk reduction concepts and guidance, including the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), as well as understanding of the key aspects and activities of response and recovery. The course also built upon participants’ existing knowledge base so they can relate disaster risk reduction issues in practical terms to their day-to-day work responsibilities.

More concrete aim of the course was to develop DRR related project proposal with multinational/regional implementation for the benefit of the DPPI SEE member countries.

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