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29 Feb

We have the pleasure to inform you that the 13th International Symposium and Equipment Exhibition „Mine Action 2016“ will be held under the high patronage of the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović. In her letter, the President commented that organization of such conferences is important for the Republic of Croatia, both for presenting our successful demining of vast areas of the Republic of Croatia, and for presenting the Croatian mine action system in the light of strengthening the export of Croatian products and know-how.

08 Feb

It is our pleasure to announce that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has accepted the invitation of the Organizing Committee to be the partner country of the 13th International Symposium and Equipment Exhibition „Mine Action 2016“. The Symposium will be held in Biograd na Moru from 26 to 29 April, and it will be co-organized by the Government Office for Mine Action, CROMAC and HCR-CTRO.

The organizers are honoured that the Jordanian Prince Mired Al-Hussein will participate in the Symposium and will address the participants at the Symposium opening.

13 Jan

An EOD Level 1 Exam took place on the premises of HCR-CTRO in Zagreb, on 12th January 2016. The Exam was held in front of an Examination Board whose members were Ivan Šteker (president), Tomislav Ban and Dražen Šimunović. The examination candidate was Dalibor Bošnjaković from Capsula Interna demining company. He passed the exam and was awarded a Certificate in Croatian and English languages, which enables him to work all around the world.
HCR-CTRO plans to organize an EOD Level 1 training course in 2016, and it is also possible to organise individual exams before the course is conducted.

15 Dec

On 11th and 18th November 2015, Croatian Accreditation Agency conducted the third regular audit of the overall management system and product certification of HCR-CTRO. The audit was conducted in accordance with HRN EN ISO/IEC 17065:2013 standard, which replaces the previous standard HRN EN 45011:1998. Based on the evaluation plan of the Croatian Accreditation Agency, evaluation of conformity and an insight into the entire documentation was conducted in accordance with the stated standard.

On December 9th, a witness audit was conducted at Cerovac test site in the area of mine detection dogs

After reviewing the documentation and concluding the witness audit, the assessors expressed their satisfaction with HCR-CTRO documentation, that is adapted to the new standard, as well as with excellent cooperation to date.



14 Dec

A Workshop on Accreditation, Monitoring and Contracting Mine Action Organizations was held from 7th to 10th December 2015 in Zagreb. The workshop was organized by CROMAC, GICHD and HCR-CTRO. The participants came from Arabic-speaking national mine action programmes, namely from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Mauritania, Somalia and Sudan. A four-day programme and exchange of experience ended with a certificate awarding ceremony.