Programmes / Activities

25.04.2017 to 27.04.2017
 

 

The DPPI SEE/UNSDR workshop Training of Trainers for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework was hosted and organised by Croatian National Protection and Rescue Directorate (NPRD) in collaboration with the UNISDR's Office for Northeast Asia and Global Education Training Institute (UNISDR ONEA-GETI) which was established to develop a new cadre of professionals in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for disaster resilient societies under the auspices of the United Nations.
 
The main goal of the workshop was to increase social demand and political commitment for integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into overall economic and social planning processes, as well as to promote the establishment of sustained human resources capacity development (pool of experts and trainers) for further adaptation and dissemination of the methodology. Target audience of the workshop were national government officials responsible for DRR.
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10.04.2017 to 15.04.2017
 

 
Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (ACPDR) has organized and hosted the first training of rescuers on swift water within the DPPI SEE Joint Emergency Response Units in case of floods (JERU) project. The training was the first one conducted within the DPPI SEE JERU project, with another three SWIFT practical trainings yet to be organized in Croatia and Slovenia.
 

JERU SWIFT water rescue practical training took place from 10 to 15 of April 2017 in Slovenia (Solkan, Nova Gorica) and had a focus on rescuing from swift waters by using boats, swimming rescue techniques, reach and throw operational techniques and contact rescue...
04.04.2017 to 05.04.2017

Romanian General Inspectorate of Emergency Situations (IGSU), Ministry of Interior of Romania, hosted and chaired the first biannual DPPI SEE regional meeting in 2017. Over the course of the two consecutive days, the DPPI SEE members discussed and reviewed the progress achieved through implementation of the annual work programme of the Initiative in the period November 2016 - April 2017, while building upon the outcomes of the 33rd DPPI SEE regional meeting held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 15 - 16 November 2016.

Within the closed session of the meeting, the Regional Meeting addressed issues of relevance to further strengthening the DPPI SEE institutional capacity, namely the still on-going negotiations on DPPI SEE host country arrangements aiming to legally regulate the status of the DPPI SEE Secretariat in Bosnia and Herzegovina....

09.03.2017 to 12.03.2017
The field exercise RO-MODEX 2017 was hosted by IGSU (General Inspectorate For Emergency Situations of Romania) and was organized in a Consortium with National Centre APELL for Disaster Management, State Rescue Fire Service, Latvia (SFRS), Austrian Red Cross (ARC), Protection and Rescue Directorate of Macedonia, General Directorate for Civil Security and Crisis Management of France and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
 
The aim of this exercise was to give the opportunity to EU civil protection modules and teams to have a functional full-scale exercise at European level according to Union Civil Protection policies and procedures aimed to enhance knowledge on: interoperability, safety and security, self-sufficiency, procedures, coordination and learning opportunity. 
 
The aim of the DPPI SEE dedicated program was to give the opportunity to civil protection experts from DPPI SEE countries to observe the RO-MODEX field exercise organized under the Union Civil Protection Mechanism where they had the possibility to see interventions in exercise...
01.03.2017 to 02.03.2017
The seminar was hosted by the Sector for Emergency Management of the Serbian Ministry of Interior and represents Serbian contribution to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme for the year 2017. 
 
The event was organized with an aim to raise awareness on importance of continuous improvement of preparedness at local level for an efficient response to emergiences, by strenghtening the countries’ institutional and individual expert capacities for implementation of emergency plans as well as through provision of equipment and frequent trainings.
 
Target Audience were professionals engaged in awareness raising on the seminar topic  as well as the SEE civil protection experts responsible for development and monitoring of the impelmenation of national emergency response plans.
 
39 persons attended the seminar, out of which majority from Serbia and 16 participants from Albania, BiH, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia. 
 
 
 
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17.11.2016 to 18.11.2016
The event was hosted and organized by AFAD (Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority) with an objective to facilitate better understanding of DRR in the scope of “Safe School” initiative and illustrate the role and interoperability of different stakeholders (Ministries of Education, Disaster and Emergency Management Authorities of the SEE in application of DRR measures in a safe environment (e.g. schools).
 
The purpose of the two-day discussion platform was to provide the opportunity for information and experience sharing on DRR activities undertaken / to be undertaken under the “Safe School” Initiative. At the same time, by visiting an educational institution in the scope of “Safe School”, the event allowed participants to observe if the objectives of Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) had been achieved.  
 
The host (AFAD) shared information about the on-going project...
15.11.2016 to 16.11.2016

Republic of Slovenia (Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, ACPDR) chaired the 2016 autumn session of the DPPI SEE regional meeting in its role of the DPPI SEE Chair-in-Office for the year 2016. Over the course of the two-day meeting, the DPPI SEE member countries reviewed the progress of implementation of the annual work programme of the Initiative, notably in the period April - November 2016 while building upon the outcomes of the 32nd DPPI SEE regional meeting held in Portorož, Slovenia, 5 - 6 April 2016.

Within the closed session of the meeting, the DPPI SEE member countries discussed and agreed on the next steps in regulating the DPPI SEE host country arrangements and preparing for the DPPI SEE Secretariat staff elections 2017. In addition, the countries re-confirmed their sustained commitment to the DPPI SEE project implementation (Disaster Management Training Programme - DMTP, Joint Emergency Response Units in case of Floods - JERU) and agreed on the annual work plan for 2017.

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14.11.2016 to 18.11.2016

The course was hosted, organized and facilitated by ACPDR (Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief) in cooperation with NPRD (National Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of Croatia).

The course provides in depth orientation on disaster risk reduction concepts and guidance, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, as well as understanding of the key aspects and activities of response and recovery. The course also guides and enables participants to prepare a DRR related group project proposal during the course to be presented at the end of the course.
Other course objectives are:
 
  1. Establish a common understanding of the tenets on which lie the foundations of disaster risk reduction (DRR).
  2. Develop a better understanding of preparedness, response and recovery as integral to disaster risk reduction.
  3. Illustrate the role of different stakeholders in DRR, the integrated nature between the...
12.10.2016 to 16.10.2016

This training was hosted by the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (ACPDR) within the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme 2016, and was co-organised/managed by the Slovenian Canine Associations (SCA) and the Association of Rescue Dog Handlers of Slovenia (ARDHS). The training is certified by the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia.

The target audience were dog handlers with rescue dogs, who are assigned to units for the search of missing and tapped persons, or who, after such training, will qualify for such units in the future, as well as representatives of civil protection and other organisations associated with search and rescue. Prior knowledge was not required.

  • Training objectives, among others, included:  ...
26.09.2016 to 30.09.2016
 

Disaster Risk Reduction for School Principals Course was the Croatian contribution to prevention/disaster risk reduction courses organized within the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training (DMTP) Program for 2016. The course was hosted and led by the National Protection and Rescue Directorate (NPRD).
 
The course was attended by 16 participants from 8 DPPI SEE member states (Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey) and with facilitation from Croatia (4 facilitators from NPRD and UNICEF) and guest facilitators, last year’s attendee, principal Biljana Ćulafić from Montenegro. All together 21 participants participated in the course (List of participants is annexed to this report).
 
The 4 and half day focus on inclusion of reducing risks in ...

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