The recently established DPPI SEE Working Group on Risk Assessments had its first online meeting on the 31 March 2023. The suggestion to have a permanent structure within DPPI SEE that will exchange on current activities, trends and challenges on risk assessment came up as an outcome of our workshop held in Belgrade last year. Acknowledging the importance of the risk assessments the 44.DPPI SEE Regional meeting approved the creation of the working group. During the meeting updates on national processes have been shared and the latest results from the sub-national Risk Inform Index for Albania, Montenegro, N. Macedonia and Romania were presented. The next meeting will be scheduled in the 2nd half of 2023.