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Comparative Analysis of Disaster Risk Management Policies in the Region of South-East Europe

Version 1 : Received: 21 December 2020 / Approved: 23 December 2020 / Online: 23 December 2020 (11:29:14 CET)

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DOI: 10.20544/IYFS.39.1.19


Using measures for sustainable development and reducing the risk of disasters in order to protect the population, goods and the environment, is the duty of every state in the fight against the security challenges that disasters bring. Disaster risk reduction is a multidisciplinary policy designed to implement various measures to strengthen community resilience and preparedness for disasters. The region of Southeast Europe is recognized as extremely endangered by natural disasters. The countries of the region, especially their national risk management policies, continue to be based in part on solutions from earlier times. The subject of the research is focused on the analysis of disaster risk management policies in the countries of Southeast Europe, their comparison and review of similarities and differences. The countries of this region base their policies on similar solutions aimed at reducing the risk of disasters. There are shortcomings in the full implementation of the adopted international frameworks in the national risk management policies and normative-legal frameworks in certain countries of this region.


politics; risks; emergencies; disasters; Southeast Europe

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