The overall goal of the DPPI SEE is to foster regional co-operation across the region in disaster preparedness and prevention. It addresses both natural and man-made disasters and seeks to operate without creating new structures or layers of bureaucracy.
The principle objectives of the Initiative are to contribute to the institutional capacity building of disaster management organisations to enhance disaster prevention and preparedness in the countries of the SEE region by

  • Serving as a regional network and facilitator in disaster preparedness and prevention of natural and man-made disasters in the SEE region;
  • Enhance cooperation among the DPPI SEE member countries in view of the EU enlargement and theprocess of Euro-Atlantic integration;  
  • Strengthen good neighbourly relations and stability through the exchange of information and identifying and sharing lessons learnt and best practices in the field of disaster management;
  • Supporting countries in the SEE region in their efforts to further develop disaster preparedness and prevention through common approach and cooperation with all relevant international organisations and bodies, especially the EU Civil Protection Mechanism;

Strengthening and enhancing bilateral and multilateral cooperation, facilitating exchange of information in the field of disaster preparedness and prevention at all levels among competent national disaster management authorities and other relevant institutions in the SEE region, in accordance with the national regulations regarding the exchange of information.