South Eastern Europe is prone to disasters that transcend borders or overwhelm the coping capacities of a single country. The level of preparedness and prevention capacity varies considerably from country to country. In November 2000 the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe launched the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative (DPPI) in an effort to contribute to the development of a cohesive regional strategy for disaster preparedness and prevention, including disaster risk reduction.
The Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe was conceived as a regionally owned initiative that seeks to provide a framework for South Eastern European nations to develop programs and projects leading to strengthened capabilities to prevent and respond to natural and man-made, i.e. technological disasters. The initiative also brings together donor countries and international governmental and non-governmental organizations to coordinate ongoing and future activities and identify unmet needs in order to improve the efficiency of national disaster management systems within the regional cooperation framework.
The overarching goal of the DPPI SEE is to foster regional cooperation and coordination in disaster preparedness and prevention of natural and man-made, i.e. technological disasters in South Eastern Europe, without creating new structures or layers of bureaucracy.
Membership in Key Networks
Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)
Ms. Ivana Ljubojevic (Head of DPPI SEE Secretariat)
Mis Irbina 14 71000 Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
GP 2013 delegation
GP 2011 delegation
GP 2009 delegation
Conferences: - 4th Annual Meeting of EFDRR
- 5th Annual Meeting of the EFDRR
- 6th Annual Meeting of the EFDRR