Some of the projects with the participation of the Association
Project: EU 4 Better Civil Protection – Capacity Building and Preparation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism
Civil Protection Mechanism The EU was established in 2001 by a decision of the EU Council of Ministers, involving over 30 European countries with all their resources for civil protection, which can be made available to disaster-stricken countries. This idea of the Association bore fruit in the form of an accepted Project, and on November 14, 2018. received information that the Association AZUR, together with a partner from the European Union – the State Administration for Protection and Rescue (which is part of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Croatia since 2019), received confidence for participation and implementation, certainly one of the largest projects in areas of security, when it comes to (south) eastern Europe. By accepting the project by the European Union, the Association has made a significant contribution to the general interest of the people in BiH, and has contributed to taking steps to further strengthen protection and rescue structures at the level of BiH, entities, districts and cantons.
There are two key actors in the project implementation:
One is the national authority of a member state of the European Union, while the other is a professional non-governmental organization for risk management from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“EU for Better Civil Protection”
- More efficient protection and rescue of people and material goods from natural and other disasters, both in BiH and indirectly in its surroundings
- Strengthening the capacity of civil protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina (state level, entity level) and the level of the district), which further improves the prevention and response to natural and other disasters
- Fulfilling the obligations of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the path to joining the family of EU countries
- Prevention in the security of external borders of the European Union, as well as its territory (Republic of Croatia)
- Opportunities for academic communities and universities in BiH to include or further develop programs in their education program that treat civil protection, in accordance with European recommendations, practices and experiences li>
- Opportunity for the capacities of Bosnia and Herzegovina to contribute to assistance to other countries, within the Civil Protection Mechanism
- Benefit for domestic forces and providers of services and materials, which will be procured in the implementation of the Project / li> < li> Benefit for the area of non-governmental organizations
- Possibility to transfer acquired knowledge and skills to other beneficiaries, which will not be directly covered by the Project
- Sustainability of the project, through the application, transfer and renewal of knowledge acquired through programs and Project trainings
Projekat: Water Contingency Management in the Sava River Basin-WACOM“
“Upravljanje vanrednim situacijama u slivu rijeke Save
(Water Contingency Management in the Sava River Basin)-WACOM“
– Sažetak informacija –
Since July 2020, the expert team of the Risk Management Association has been a member of the team and project partners in the implementation of the project Water Contingency Management in the Sava River Basin) -WACOM. The project itself includes partners from four Southeast European countries through which the Sava River flows (Republic of Slovenia, Republic of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Serbia). The goal is to improve the response of these countries to pollution and floods in the basins of the beautiful Sava River. It is planned that this activity will end in the period from July 2020 to December 2022.
We wish all of us successful work, for the benefit of all of us!
A key challenge of the WACOM project is the lack of a coordinated response to emergencies in the event of accidental pollution and flooding of transboundary watercourses in the Sava River Basin. The situation is a threat to people, the environment and all water use in the basin. This should be addressed by improved cross-border coping capacity. WACOM will enable the development of response mechanisms, where some components have already been implemented, ie. there is a flood forecasting system for the Sava River Basin, while the response component is still missing.
Transnational as well as cross-sectoral interaction between water management services and civil protection administrations has also been identified as a necessity. They will be supported through an improved operational response framework and rapid response tools. This will be implemented by the WACOM project, which will lead to coordinated response measures and improved interoperability of all institutions involved.
The harmonization process will define detailed cooperation procedures and develop an operational tool. It will be tested and verified by pilot actions. Finally, an implementation strategy will be prepared. In that way, a platform for improved cooperation will be set up, which will be harmonized with other agreements and EU procedures – that is. the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The project will be based on already adopted protocols, upgrading them with an innovative toolkit that helps cooperation and joint information on the situation and thus improves the preparation and implementation of cross-border response measures, which will be tested through interactive learning and pilot actions. will be proposed in the implementation strategy.
The main goal of the Project
The main goal of the project is to reduce environmental risks associated with accidental pollution and floods, especially those with potential transboundary impact, improved cooperation of key actors and jointly developed joint operating system for activating accident management protocols in the Sava River Basin. In addition to risk reduction, the project will bring about overall improved transnational cooperation in the Sava River Basin that requires special attention, developing improved links between people, institutions and countries. This will result in significant optimization of applied resources. The Sava River Basin is an example of a large basin shared by several countries. In addition to collaborating on such an important issue as accidental pollution and the flood response mechanism, the project will provide a demonstration model for other river basins belonging to the Danube River Basin and beyond. The objectives of the project are firmly based on the current situation in the field of cross-border cooperation regarding the response mechanisms in case of accidental pollution and floods in the Sava River Basin, defined by bilateral protocols on cooperation between civil protection bodies. The protocols have not been developed specifically for disasters and do not yet define specific procedures. In addition to bilateral protocols, the Sava Commission also has protocols related to accident management in the Sava River Basin (on flood protection – 2015, on prevention of water pollution due to navigation – 2017 and on emergency management – 2020). They are connected to the operating systems that are already in operation (Sava GIS, Sava HIS, Sava Flood Forecasting and Warning System), forming a platform for the project. The WACOM project will provide a shift from bilateral and multilateral protocols to the operating system, activating these protocols, making them effective, focusing on dynamic information on the situation shared by all stakeholders, developed in transnational and interinstitutional
Glavni rezultat projekta
The main result of the WACOM project is reduced risks caused by accidental pollution and floods of transnational dimensions by strengthening transnational and cross-sectoral cooperation between institutions, especially government institutions (responsible for water and flood management and civil protection) managing preparedness and response to floods and accidental pollution. The recent floods (2014) in the Sava River Basin and accidental pollution on the Spreča River (2018) proved the great need for an efficient response, supported by cross-border protocols developed by the Sava Commission. In order to achieve the expected result, the protocols also require the development of detailed agreements, plans, tools and implementation strategies, all of which lead to improved, more efficient and productive response in case of natural (floods) and man-made disasters (accidental pollution). Improved coping capacity is often a neglected component in the overall risk reduction that always emphasizes danger and vulnerability.
This will lead to:
Univerzitet u Ljubljani (SI), vodeći partner
Direkcija Republike Slovenije za vode, Hidroelektrarne na donjoj Savi (SI)
Hrvatske vode, Javna ustanova Lučka uprava Slavonski Brod (HR)
Savska komisija (međunarodni)
Asocijacija za upravljanje rizicima AZUR, Federalna uprava civilne zaštite, Republička uprava civilne zaštite Republike Srpske (BA)
Institut za vodoprivredu ”Jaroslav Černi” (RS)
Pridruženi strateški partneri:
Hrvatski državni hidrometeorološki zavod (HR)
Agencija za vodno područje rijeke Save, Republički hidrometeorološki zavod Republike Srpske, Javna ustanova Vode Srpske, Luka Brčko (BA)
JVP Srbijavode, Republiški hidrometeorološki zavod Srbije, Ministarstvo za poljoprivredu, šumarstvo i vodoprivredu , Republička direkcija za vode (RS)
July 2020. – December 2022.