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CORS IS THE CENTRAL INTERNATIONAL CONTACT POINT FOR ALL KINDS OF DISASTERS

Cooperation within the EU

The Notification Centre of the Republic of Slovenia has access to the Common Emergency Communication and Information System (CECIS), which is used for exchanging information between the countries acceding to the Community's Civil Protection Mechanism and the European Commission's ERCC (Emergency Response and Coordination Centre).

In addition, the Notification Centre of the Republic of Slovenia has access to GIO, system for rapid mapping in the event of natural and other disasters within the framework of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme.

The computer system of the national notification centre also includes application software for the ACPDR management body for the needs of the Integrated Political Crisis Response Arrangements (IPRC).

The Notification Centre of the Republic of Slovenia is the contact point for the RAS BICHAT (system for early warning on the health threats due to dangerous chemical and biological substances) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, and for the RAS ECURIE (system for the exchange of information and early warning on radiation risks and risks of nuclear accidents) in cooperation with the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration.


Cooperation within NATO

The Notification Centre of the Republic of Slovenia is also the contact point for all kinds of disasters within the framework of NATO, where the Allied countries exchange information through the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC). Through the EADRCC, assistance can be requested or offered not only by the Allied countries, but also by partner countries as well as other third countries. In the event of natural and other disasters, cooperation between Slovenia and other European countries is initiated through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, which includes the exchange of information through the CECIS and ERCC.


Cooperation within the UN

The Notification Centre of the Republic of Slovenia has access to the Industrial Accident Notification System of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE IAN), which is designed for mutual notification between countries of industrial accidents with transboundary effects. Together with the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration, the national notification centre functions as the contact point for mutual notification of the IAEA countries (International Atomic Energy Agency) on the risks of radiological radiation and nuclear accidents. In the event of major disasters, information can be exchanged through the coordination platform called the Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC), which is accessible at: http://vosocc.unocha.org.


Bilateral Cooperation and Cooperation within the Wider Region

In accordance with bilateral agreements with Croatia and Italy on mutual assistance in combating major wildfires, the Notification Centre of the Republic of Slovenia serves as the contact point for the activation of the Slovenian Armed Forces' helicopter for aerial fire-fighting and for coordination regarding the approval of aerial fire-fighting for foreign aircraft. The national notification centre also submits or receives requests for assistance in fighting major wildfires from the ground.

In cooperation with the Regional Notification Centre in Maribor, it functions as the contact point for mutual notification on the flood risk caused by dam collapse, in accordance with the bilateral agreement with Austria.

The national notification centre has access to the Accident Emergency Warning System (AEWS) for the Danube Region, which is used by countries to notify each other of major transboundary water pollution. Besides Slovenia, the system includes Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine and Moldova.


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Virtual OSOCC-UN (Virtual Operations Coordination [login])

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