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05 May

International Symposium and equipment exhibition Mine Action 2015, the main international gathering of mine action experts, was held under the high patronage of the Croatian Parliament Speaker, Mr. Josip Leko, from 27th to 30th April 2015 in Biograd. The Symposium drew attendance of 175 participants from 36 countries.

Within five panels, the experts presented on ERW contamination and their impact in case of natural disasters, based on the example of the last year’s floods on mine contaminated areas in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. Then, there were talks about new technologies and equipment, when the final stages of the projects TIRAMISU and D-BOX were presented, as well as the work of the International Advanced Robotic Programme (IARP). A part of the program was reserved for cluster munitions.

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28 Apr

The 12th International Symposium and Equipment Exhibition MINE ACTION 2015 started today in Biograd. The Symposium was organized by the Croatian Government Office for Mine Action, Croatian Mine Action Centre (CROMAC) and Croatian Mine Action Centre–Centre for Testing, Development and Training. The Symposium is held under the high patronage of the Croatian Parliament Speaker. The Symposium will consist of plenary sessions, a field demonstration and demining equipment exhibition, with participation of the TIRAMISU project, International Advanced Robotics Programme (IARP) and RACVIAC. It gathered 180 participants from 35 countries.

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22 Apr

From 29th March to 10th April, HCR-CTRO conducted the first stage of the project “Mine Action – Education of Syrian Refugees in Refugee Camps“, financed by the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs from the development assistant programme. The training was conducted in cooperation with the Jordanian Nacional Centre for Demining and Rehabilitation (NCDR) in the town of Mafraq, for forty trainees from Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. It was a train-the-trainer course on mine risk education (MRE). The trainees are qualified to transfer the mine risk awareness messages and knowledge among the Syrian population upon their return to Syria.

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18 Mar

It is our pleasure to inform you that, among others, the Croatian Parliament has recognized the significance and importance of the Symposium and Equipment Exhibition Mine Action 2015. In the years 2012 and 2013, the Symposium was held under the high patronage of the Croatian President, and this year, the 12th International Symposium has received support of the President of the Croatian Parliament, Mr Josip Leko. Accepting the patronage, he reaffirmed the importance of the role of mine action in Croatia and the importance of exchanging post-conflict experience among a wide international community.

 

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12 Mar

From 23rd to 27th February representatives of CROMAC and HCR-CTRO visited the Republic of Colombia with the purpose of signing a MoU between the Colombian National Mine Action Centre (CENAM) and CROMAC and discussing future cooperation.

On 23rd and 24th February the Croatian delegation held preparatory meetings with representatives of CENAM and representatives of the Colombian Ministry of National Defence. Ms Nancy Butijer from the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Head of Department for North, Central and South America was present at the meeting.

On 25th February, the MoU was signed by Mr Neven Karas, CROMAC Assistant Director and brigadier Hernando Velasquez, CENAM Director. The signing was witnessed by Ms Vesna Pusić, Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Mr Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, Colombian Minister of Defense, Croatian Ambassador to Brazil, Mr Drago Štambuk and HCR-CTRO Director, Mr. Nikola Pavković.

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