Social Resilience Building in Serbia

On the 20 August 2019 Šabac hosted an international professional conference “Economic empowerment of the vulnerable groups through the development of social entrepreneurship”​.

The consortium of organizations led by Association Duga, including Iskorak from Croatia, as well as Subversive Front and HERA from Northern Macedonia, gathered around 60 state social workers from different parts of Serbia. They considered experiences and innovative approaches in building social resilience in their communities.

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Ready, steady in Čakovec

The first CSSU training course “Towards the more resilient libraries: mitigating large incidents” was held in Čakovec on 30 October 2019.

During five intense hours, through relaxed but focused interactions the participants cover six basic units.
The topics included disaster-related operations, logistics of prevention, response and recovery, the role of civil protection and other emergency stakeholders, interoperability, planning, and risk assessment.
All training units addressed the specific circumstances of libraries affected by large incidents.

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Two sectors meeting @ Zagreb

National and University Library in Zagreb, in partnership with Cultural Innovation Center and International Institute for Climate Activities, has organized a seminar titled Protection of cultural heritage in crisis on 7 November 2019 in Zagreb.

The event brought together two sectors: cultural heritage, and civil protection sector. At the event the sectors were bridging the silo-gap, recognizing that they have one job to do together – prepare culture for the disasters, as anticipated by the comprehensive national risk assessment.

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