Center for Education and Training „AZUR“

In 2019, Association for Risk Management accredited the education centre at the competent education ministry, giving him the right to provide training and education as part of adult learning.

Objectives and activities of the Center for Education and Training „AZUR“

Objectives and activities of the Education and Training Centre ‘Azur’ (hereinafter: The Centre) is as follows:

1)The organization, planning and implementation of protection and rescue training programmes, the organization of modules for individual training and education;

2) Organizing, planning and conducting specialist trainings, practices and seminars for professionals with a view to their professional development and certification;

3) The professional, educational and training of public and private sector learners and their certification;

4) Cooperation and consulting with domestic and international experts, institutions and organizations in the field of protection and rescue;

5) Preparation of project proposals in the field of education, as well as coordination and implementation of project activities, in cooperation with domestic and international organizations and institutions;

6) Learning, professional and project-based cooperation with the governmental and non-governmental sector, as well as with domestic and international organizations, institutions and experts on specific training, training and competences of learners;

7) Organization of conferences, round tables and panels in cooperation with other institutions and organizations of the governmental and non-governmental sector to promote the need for education in protection and rescue.

Vision, mission and values of the Centre for Education and Training AZUR

Our vision is to become the leading regional hub for providing the education and certification needed by the individual in the knowledge society.

Our mission is to provide different groups of learners in the protection and rescue system with non-formal forms of education, which will help them become competent professionals in the areas they deal with.

We will do this through:

  • Equipping learners with competencies and knowledge in the field of protection and rescue;
  • Presentation of best practices in protection and rescue capacity.

Our aims are to demonstrate the following values through its work with learners and all interested people. These values will also accompany the development of our future programmes and strategic plans for all our programmes. These values are:

  • knowledge and competences;
  • individualised approach;
  • excellence;
  • integrity;
  • acceptance and openness to diversity;
  • creativity;
  • cooperation;
  • legality.

Society’s education

The Education and Training Centre “AZUR” is designed on the basis of an analysis of the market, legal and professional needs of governmental and non-governmental, private and public institutions, for training and certification in protection and rescue areas, and their professional and practical competences, such as the outcomes of training in the competence and description of the Centre’s activities.

The concept of the Centre’s primary activity is based on assumptions that can be evaluated at multiple levels and from different professional and legal aspects. These assumptions were made as a result of the long-standing work and experience of the Centre’s founding members and on the basis of their engagement with the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina) and civil protection structures at the level of entities and cantons, the relevant non-governmental organizations as well as training centre and certification houses.

On the basis of analyses of the need and demand for the various forms of training for protection and rescue professionals, which, according to the European Directives in this area and national legal provisions, further require certification, activities and activities, are designed on the basis of the following attitudes and starting points:

1) There is a permanent need for education and certification in the protection and rescue system, in order to improve the competences, knowledge and skills of the actors involved in the protection and rescue system of Bosnia and Herzegovina for emergency response in the event of natural and man-made disasters, while respecting regional and European best practices. The training will develop the human capacity of B&H’s protection and rescue system, thus improving the protection and rescue system in B&H, which will ultimately enable the country to join the EU Civil Protection Mechanism more quickly.

2) Further training is necessary for practitioners who need specific knowledge, skills and competences for the positions they are already holding, which would enable them to perform better in their work and improve their performance in their work. Participants in the protection and rescue system of  B&H are not in a position to receive the specific professional training and training required to advance their work in the overall protection and rescue system in B&H.

3) Adoption of specific job-specific competences within different institutions and organizations is a category of learning, training and training. Such teaching and training outcomes cannot be fully achieved by classic curricula or by existing seminars of individual institutions and organizations in the public and private sector, i.e. government and non-governmental sectors.

4) The commercial conditions for the establishment of the Centre relate to the strengthening of domestic forces in protection and rescue capacity, including training in knowledge, preparedness and capacity building, based on professional training. Members of the Centre’s teaching staff have for many years worked in partnership and cooperation with public institutions, working to improve citizens’ awareness and risk management in the system of protection and rescue against natural and other accidents and to present the importance of these activities, through the organization of round tables, seminars and conferences, as well as by monitoring global and European achievements and trends in this area, as well as the support and assistance of organs, institutions and organizations dealing with the protection and rescue of people and material goods, by drawing up the necessary documentation and carrying out training and exercises.

5) The Centre’s activities would also expand the training centre’s own inducements in a positive and economically acceptable way, and bring about better cooperation and greater efficiency in the protection and rescue system.

In the midst of the SARS-CoV-19 virus pandemic, the activities of the Risk Management Association (AZUR) have been adapted to this topic, and to the new business and living conditions. In this regard, we organized training for INZA GROUP employees in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization and EU standards.

In 2021, the Association for Risk Management also successfully organized workshops and training sessions within the project “EU for better civil protection”, which took place without any cluster, and without infringing students andobservers. This is a significant factor, when we are slowly standing up or we have already been used to work and live in epidemic times.More on…….

The lecturers were renowned experts in the field of epidemiological and pandemic risk management. Microbiologist PhD spoke about the preventive aspect of the pandemic. Adna Bešić, who is also the president of the Scientific Board of the Risk Management Association.

It is necessary to filter the information available to the public, to prevent panic. Dealing with the epidemic means timely response to the damage and consequences that will manifest itself in tourism, economy and health institutions, whose employees are running out of energy. The state of Bosnia and Herzegovina took the measures ordered by the WHO / WHO and we chose one of the two offered models of action during the pandemic, “said PhD. Bešić. She also pointed out the importance of using disinfectants.

“The choice of disinfectants on sale must be controlled. There are clear regulations as to which agents and to what extent can be used as a disinfectant. said the President of the Supervisory Board of AZUR, appealing that the health of citizens must be a priority.

The number of infected people on a global level is growing by the hour, the question arises whether we are late and scheduled, in practice and application? Prof. dr. Zarema Obradović, also spoke about statistical data and preventive measures.

The emergence of misconceptions is an obvious example. No one knows and cannot claim whether the corona virus will continue to exist after the pandemic stage, we do not know whether it will mutate in a few years, and we cannot say with certainty how the virus spread. what we must and can do at this moment is to react in the right way, to have an action plan for every possible scenario “, said the epidemiologist prof. dr. Zarema Obradović also appealed to the most risky group, fellow citizens of the third age, to strictly adhere to the prescribed measures.

The practical application of protection and management measures in crisis situations was also discussed by . Haris Delić President of the Association for Risk Management:

“Recommendations apply to all of us, there are no rules, although there are two risk categories in our society. However, this is not and cannot be an excuse for us all not to take part of our responsibility in the new situation. It is important to act preventively, save every life citizens, but also to protect those who are ready to be at the service of the citizens at all times. “

Da se na vrijeme počelo reagovati pokazuje i primjer Asocijacije za upravljanje rizicima koja je od The example of the Association for Risk Management, which started implementing an integrated model of protection with partner organizations in the middle of last year, as well as the development of protection plans and damage assessment, which includes epidemiological and pandemic risks within projects, shows that the response was started on time. , which is made in accordance with UN / WHO standards. Edin Garaplija, PhD, a member of the Scientific Committee of the Association for Risk Management, spoke about the application and implementation.

“We implemented the guidelines according to European standards in the projects we worked on earlier, we can say that we were ready in time.
act and transfer our experiences into practice. We applied prevention and protection measures in the work environment but also in the field. Through the training, we tried to bring closer in practice the guidelines for dealing with crisis situations, the role of the crisis staff, the way of crisis management, providing logistics, but also to talk about the importance of protecting workers, “concluded PhD Garaplija.