On Monday, 14 November 2016 , the Provincial Secretariat for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government hosted the 4th working meeting regarding „Dr Share“ Project (“Disaster Reduction, Standardised Hazard Analysis and Risk Evaluation“ (DR SHARE)“), during which experts participated and they discussed with their partners from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina about the model of the software application containing data for aid and rehabilitation in emergency situations.
On this occasion, the Assistant Secretary for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government, Jovan Podraščanin said that interregional cooperation, financed from EU pre-accession funds, was very important for the Secretariat as : “one of the main instruments for attracting foreign sources of financing and by means of projects like this one, we mitigate negative effects of natural disasters and other emergency situations”.
– The effects of situations like these do not know boundaries, which makes this interregional cooperation even more important. In this way, with partners from Croatia and Bosnia we exchange experience, harmonise methodologies and learn how to manage emergency situations more adequately and efficiently and to reduce their risks and negative effects”, said Assistant Secretary Podraščanin.
As stated by Krunoslav Srpak from the Agency for Development of Vukovar – Srijem County “Hrast“, which is in charge for communication with the EU, within the „Dr Share“ Project, this was the fourth meeting in a row and by the end of the year, there would be two more meetings, for the purpose of defining the precise model of the said software application, which , apart from containing data, was aimed at timely provision of information on all the critical resources that were to be mobilised and prepared to be used for disaster relief, in emergency cases of natural disaster.