The 43.DPPI SEE Regional meeting took place on 23-24 March in Zagreb, Croatia. It was a hybrid event with 5 delegations being physically present in Zagreb and 5 delegations following the meeting online. The meeting was hosted by the Civil Protection Directorate of Republic of Croatia in their capacity of Chair in Office with DPPI SEE for 2022. Main focus of the 43.DPPI SEE Regional meeting was the elections of the staff in DPPI SEE Secretariat, Host Country Agreement updates, Annual Working Plan review with finalization of the Disaster Management Training Program for 2022 and shearing updates on ongoing project activities like Risk Inform Index, MCR 2030, Disaster Recovery Capacity Assessment and the Analysis of the usage of drones in civil protection operations. During the second day of the meeting a mini Advisory Board session was held where representatives of DG ECHO, UNDRR, UNDP, RCC and WeRobotics had the chance to share updates.
One of the main conclusions from the 43.DPPI SEE Regional meeting is the support given to Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina in their applications to become the next UCPM participating states.