Thursday, 21. May 2015 to Friday, 22. May 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. 

Under the seminar’s main topic, civil protection authorities and experts, as well as competent representatives of other stakeholders organisations engaged in the overall support to the government in the HNS, shared their national experiences in sending and receiving international assistance, including about the on-going processes to review the countries’ domestic frameworks for international response while outlining their legally binding frameworks for international disaster response operations.

Also shared experience in provision of HNS was that of Italy through presentation of the Italian Civil Protection Department representative. At the end of the seminar, conclusions and recommendations were drafted by a host.