Katarina Štrbac, PhD: Emergencies: How to Manage Them?

The conference “Emergencies” was organized by the SRI and Serbian OSCE mission. It was held on January 18 and 19, 2009 in Belgrade, as part of the project “Democratization of the Security Sector in Serbia”. The goal of the conference was to exchange experiences and scientific achievements among national and international experts in the field of managing emergency situations. The focus was the roles of the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces in situations caused by non-military factors. 19 national and international experts presented the experiences of their institutions and governments regarding managing emergency situations. Representatives from Belgrade University, the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, and Ministry of Health and local government also attended this conference. Experts from Germany, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Norway and Italy presented their experiences regarding emergencies.