A four-day training for employees in the protection and rescue systems of Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina on Disaster Risk Reduction – DRR was organised from 28 to 31 March in Mostar. It was the advanced course, preceded by a beginner module organized at the end of the last year in Montenegro. The training was attended by 25 representatives of the Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro, Ministry of Security of BiH, Civil Protection Administration of the Republic of Srpska and Federal Civil Protection Administration.
During the training, the participants had the opportunity to learn about international assistance in protection and rescue (legal framework, requests and coordination), EU Civil Protection Mechanism (structure, role and possibilities), EU guidelines for disaster risk reductions, monitoring and evaluation of DRR strategies, identification and assessment of risks, role of different actors in disaster risk management, identification of problems and proposals for their solutions. A special emphasis was put on the importance of cross-border cooperation in disaster risk reduction, raising awareness on dangers and development of the culture of safety through education and cooperation with the media, early warning and development of capacities for response to emergency situations and disasters. The trainers were Ms Vesela Radović, PhD and Mr Proda Šećerov, PhD.
The training was implemented within the project “Cross-border Fire Protection“ financed by the European Union thorugh Cross-border Cooperation Programme BiH-Montenegro and implemented by FORS Montenegro – Foundation for the Development of Northern Montenegro, Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro, Ministry of Security of BiH and Institute for Protection of Fires and Explosions from Sarajevo.