Regional Civil Security Cooperation in South Eastern Europe: The Case of Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative

Želimir Kešetović, Višnja Samardžija
2014 Public Policy and Administration  
the Stability Pact for South Eastern European 2008, the DPPI SEE came under the umbrella of Regional Cooperation Council. In the same year, a Memorandum of Understanding, as the only legal basis regulating its objectives, structure and decisionmaking process, was signed by partner countries. DPPI SEE activities are on capacity building of partner countries aimed to enhance disaster preparedness and prevention through disaster management education and training courses, including organization of
more » ... orkshops, seminars, conferences, etc. Significant achievements have been made throughout the implementation of several regionally owned projects. Nevertheless, besides the important results that have been achieved in the work of the DPPI SEE to date, certain weaknesses and shortcomings have been demonstrated. The DPPI is now at some sort of milestone anticipating the new Memorandum of Understanding. 2 Main risks refer to floods, fires, earthquakes and hazard materials. Also, between some of SEE countries, there are territorial disputes and legacy of recent wars that followed the dissolution of SFR Yugoslavia. See more in [13] .
doi:10.13165/vpa-14-13-2-02 fatcat:z2ok2n3prjb7be32eby6o3d7k4