Slovenia National Platform


In July 2014, the Council of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Protection against Natural and other Disasters was established as an advisory body to the Government of the Republic of Slovenia on protection against natural and man-made disasters. The Council shall act as a National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.


Members of the Platform are representatives of key ministries and government offices, nongovernmental organisations and associations as well as expert, scientific and research institutions, representatives of local communities and national media:

Governmental bodies: 

  • Ministries (environment, interior, infrastructure, health, foreign affairs, education, culture, defence) 
  • Office of the Prime Minister of the RS 
  • National Civil Protection Commander


  • Fire Fighting Association of Slovenia 
  • Slovenian Red Cross 
  • CIPRA Slovenia - Association for the Protection of the Alps 
  • Slovenian Electronic Communication Society SIKOM

Academic and research institutions: 

  • Slovenian Rectors Conference 
  • Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Local level

  • Associations of Municipalities of Slovenia 

Private sector: 

  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia


  • RTV Slovenia


Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (ACPDR)- along with other authorities/ governmental bodies in the Platform, covers the majority of cost. 


Its aim is to facilitate dialogue between the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and the civil society as well as non-governmental, scientific and research, and other organizations and associations on disaster risk reduction, building disaster resilience and sustainable development in line with the objectives of the Hyogo Framework for Action.


The main activities of the Council/Platform are: 

  • To take an active part in the development and implementation of the National Programme on Protection Against Natural and Other Disasters. 
  • To facilitate cooperation of stakeholders in all phases of disaster management cycle – prevention, preparedness, response to disasters, and recovery. 
  • To participate in the legislative process. 
  • To contribute to awareness-raising on the importance of prevention activities and promote resilience to disasters. 
  • To cooperate with other relevant bodies from related fields and strive towards synergy. 
  • To organize public consultations on disaster management. 
  • To participate in the relevant international activities and cooperate with platforms of other countries.
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