18.09.2018 to 21.09.2018

From the 18-21.09.2018 DPPI SEE member states had to opportunity to participate at this year INSARAG team leaders meeting hosted by the Romanian General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations in collaboration with Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in its capacity as the INSARAG Secretariat. Experienced USAR practitioners as well as USAR Team Leaders from all over the world working on Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) had the opportunity to exchange on the latest developments in INSARAG. DPPI SEE participants have use the meeting to learn more about the certification process and to network with colleagues. Within DPPI SEE, Romania and Turkey are the only countries with INSARAG certified teams. Their expertise and knowledge of the certification process can be used by the other member states who are considering building such a capacity. DPPI SEE remains devoted to the mission of enhancing disaster preparedness capacities in the region.


24.08.2018 to 31.08.2018

In the period between 24-31.08 rescuers from 9 DPPI SEE member states had the opportunity to train rope rescue techniques in urban areas. The event was organized by the Administration of Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief and supported by DPPI SEE.





As of July 4, 2018 DPPI SEE is one step closer towards completing the procedures for its legal status. Four DPPI SEE member states Croatia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia signed the Host Country Agreement in Sarajevo. In the upcoming weeks Albania will be ready to do so after which the national authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina will proceed with final endorsement and ratification. This extraordinary meeting was also used to initiate planning of DPPI SEE activities for 2019 by the Trio Mechanism (Romania, Turkey and Alabnia).




22.06.2018 to 23.06.2018

The event was part of this year Republic of Macedonia contribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme  of DPPI SEE and was organized by the Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic North Macedonia and the Private Medical Centre Adzi Badem Sistina in Skopje.

The objective of the event was to share knowledge among DPPI SEE member states about hospital emergency preparedness in cases of earthquakes and promote public private partnerships in the area of disaster risk management. DPPI SEE members states had the opportunity to observe one day practical exercise for patient evacuation after an earthquake at the Private Medical Centre Adzi Badem Sistina in Skopje.


17.05.2018 to 18.05.2018

Based on the invitation from the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (GIES) to the Member States of Disaster Pareparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI SEE), representatives of DPPI SEE together with a delegation of GIES attended the International Conference on Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management - ELSEDIMA, in Cluj Napoca, 17-18 May 2018.

This activity represented Romania's contribution to 2018 Disaster Management Training Program under DPPI SEE, attended by 11 representatives from Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Head of the DPPI SEE Secretariat .

The conference aimed to create and develop a relevant dialogue, focusing on population involvement, risk awareness and communication, the need to create and develop a network of experts and organizations at national and local level to be integrated into the international flow.

GIES leadership has been represented by First Deputy General...

12.04.2018 to 13.04.2018
The Seminar on “Intervention on the occurrence of accidents and fires in tunnels, roads and railway traffic“ which will be held in Belgrade, Serbia on 12-13 April 2018. The Seminar is a Serbian contribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme for 2018 within the activities of Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI SEE) and is organized by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia.
The overall aim of the Seminar is to exchange experiences and lessons learned between DPPI SEE participating states on the role and readiness of firefighters and first responders in case of emergencies in roads and railway tunnels accidents. Discussions will cover topics on adequate response, successful activities during interventions in disaster relief, communication and coordination of all agencies responding to incident, command and coordination of different services, procedures in responding, importance of joint exercises and other issues concerning mass casualty accidents in tunnels in road and rail transportation.
04.04.2018 to 05.04.2018
The meeting was hosted by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD) in its capacity of the DPPI SEE Chair-In- Office 2018 and is organized in close cooperation with the DPPI SEE Secretariat.
The 36st DPPI SEE regional meeting focused on identifying needs and priorities of the DPPI SEE member states in dealing with disaster preparedness and prevention related challenges. In addition to regular closed session reserved for DPPI SEE member states discussion on DPPI SEE institutional issues, the meeting as per usual practice, also serves as a forum for an exchange of information for the recent developments in the field of disaster management in the DPPI SEE member states and DPPI SEE partners engaged in addressing disaster preparedness, prevention and disaster risk reduction.
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20.03.2018 to 22.03.2018
22.02.2018 to 23.02.2018



The Conference on forest fires prevention and preparedness was heldon 22-23 February 2018 in Podgorica (Montenegro). Conference was organised within the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) and represents Montenegrin contribution to the Programme for the year 2018. The Conference was host by the Ministry of Interior – Directorate for Emergency Management of Montenegro, and co-organised with the National Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of Croatia.


The main objective of the conference was to provide a platform for an exchange of information on best practices, experiences and lessons learnt of the DPPI SEE member countries and wide, relating to the prevention, preparedness and response in case of forest fires. The conference represented the reflection on forest fires which were affected the Mediterranean region during the summer period 2017.


The target audience was directors-general/Heads of the National emergency management/civil protection...

22.11.2017 to 23.11.2017
Meeting attendance
Participants: DPPI SEE member countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey), European Commission, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), UNISDR and MSB- IPA DRAM. 
DAY I – 35th DPPI SEE regional meeting 
Opening remarks by DPPI SEE Chair-in-Office 2017 (Romania)
MR.MARIUS DOGEANU, the representative of Director General of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations made the first opening remark by presenting the Romanian Ambassador in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and pointed out an importance of all topics of meeting agenda.
The Romanian Ambassador mentioned the importance of the influence of the state institutions in helping communities face and recover after disasters. This way, the need of communication and resilience between the two is essential.
The Ambassador mentioned the active role of the Initiative in the region pointing out the most important activities organized under its umbrella, especially taking into account the fact that Romania holds the current Chair-in-Office. She thanked the DPPI SEE Parties for the ongoing and unconditional support in organizing the events and promoting new initiatives.