07.09.2015 to 09.09.2015

Threats and dangers that Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) materials pose are a challenging issue to be handled by all countries. CBRN substances can be deliberately and accidently released to the environment. Moreover, political disturbances and developing industrial activities increase the risk of release of those substances. CBRN incidents can result in economic, political and social losses at national and global level and can cause severe permanent damage to environment and human health.

The event, hosted by the Republic of Turkey, Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) as one of the Turkish contributions to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for 2015, aimed to provide an opportunity for information exchange among the DPPI SEE member countries on best...

24.08.2015 to 28.08.2015

Following the success of the 2014 Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for Teachers course, Croatia once again contributed to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme with a follow-up 2015 course on the same subject. The course was prepared and hosted by the Croatian National Protection and Rescue Directorate (NPRD).
DRR for Teachers Course was attended by 14 participants from 8 DPPI SEE member states (Albania, Bosna and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and, Slovenia) and with facilitation from Croatia (6 facilitators from NPRD, UNICEF and Croatian Red Cross).
The course focused on how to include risk reduction in school curricula with basics on disaster risk reduction concepts and guidance, including the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The course aimed to relate...

23.08.2015 to 28.08.2015

This training was hosted and organised by the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief and supported by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. The training represents Slovenian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for 2015.
The training aimed to provide the participants with theoretical knowledge and basic practical skills in the field of fire extinguishing known as hot fire/flashover training, while also improving their existing knowledge of basic skills and techniques of fire-fighting and basic operational procedures for indoor fires. The training also intended to raise awareness on procedures and practices of fire development and behaviour in different scenarios.
21.05.2015 to 22.05.2015

The seminar on “International Cooperation in Case of Emergencies – Host Nation Support”, hosted by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, represents Serbian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for 2015.
In recent years the region of the South Eastern Europe has witnessed a major growth in the scale and frequency of natural disasters which from the onset emphasized the importance of a rapid and effective response, including of a well-coordinated reception of requested international assistance and distribution of the humanitarian aid to the affected population. 


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...


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.


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...