ABOUT IDR

Scientific-Professional Society for Disaster Risk Management in Belgrade founded International Institute for Disaster Research in Belgrade, 2020 (https://idr.edu.rs/).
The main activity of the International Institute for Disaster Research is scientific research work in the field of disaster studies, and it is performed at the Institute whose headquarters are at the mentioned address.
The research activity of the Institute is realized through basic, applied, and developmental scientific research in the field of the scientific discipline of disaster risk management. It has several departments:
1. Department for research of phenomenology, endangerment, and resistance to disasters;
2. Department for Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Research;
3. Department for Disaster Protection and Rescue Research;
4. Disaster Recovery Research Department;
5. Disaster Risk Management Department;
6. Department for Research on International Cooperation and the Legal Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Become a member of the International Institute for Disaster Research
Admitting young and other researchers aims to gather and form a team of young, professional, and ambitious research associates who will participate in writing national and international projects, their implementation, conducting scientific research, and publishing scientific papers and monographs in the field of disaster studies.

Institute Director

Vladimir M. Cvetkovic is the Assоc. Prof. (Disaster Risk Management) at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Security, and has been engaged in research in the field of disaster studies for 15 years. He has published over 250 research papers and 20 scientific monographs. He is the founder of the Scientific Professional Society for Disaster Risk Management in Serbia, the International Institute for Disaster Research, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Management.
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Research Associates

Jelena Planić was born on July 11, 1997. in Belgrade where she finished elementary school and the Tenth Belgrade high school as the holder of Vuk’s diploma. In 2016, she enrolled at the Faculty of Security Studies, where she graduated in September 2020. In the same year, she enrolled in master studies, majoring in Risk Management of Natural and Other Disasters. She obtained her master’s degree in 2021. She is fluent in English, and has obtained the Cambridge English: Proficiency certificate in 2017, Spanish and French. She is currently studying Turkish and German language. She is the author of two scientific papers:
  • Earthquake Risk Perception in Belgrade: Implications for Disaster Risk Management
  • Phenomenological and etiological dimensions of earthquake disasters.
Sofija Radojkovic was born in Smederevo on February 5, 1997. She is a final-year student in the Department of Civil Protection and Environmental Protection at the Faculty of Security Studies. In 2016, she graduated from Smederevo’s Technical High School – Road Traffic Technician. In 2012, she finished the elementary school “Branislav Nusic” in Smederevo.
In 2019, she entered the Scientific-Professional Society for Emergency Risk Management as an associate. She completed security training from the Scientific-Professional Society for Emergency Risk Management in the areas of risk management, disaster protection, and rescue. Then, within the same institution, she assisted in the planning of the First National Seminar on Emergency Situations. “Experiences from the field and lessons learned: protection and rescue strategies in emergency situations.”
She has attended and volunteered at a variety of security-related seminars. In addition, she completed firearms training in 2018.Her professional interests encompass security, emergencies, protection and rescue systems, and disaster scientific study.
Tamara Ivković was born on November 14, 1997 in Požarevac. She enrolled at the Faculty of Security Studies in 2016 in Belgrade, opting for the Department of Civil Protection and Environmental Protection.
She finished Undergraduate Studies in 2020 by defending her dissertation on the topic “Water resources as a potential cause of internal and international conflicts”. Immediately after graduation, she enrolled in the Master’s Degree Studies at the Faculty of Security Studies, Department of Disaster Risk Management. In accordance with the sphere of interest related to the examination of different dimensions of disaster resistance, she approached the preparation of a master’s thesis “Examination of influential factors on social resistance to the consequences of disasters caused by floods.”
Milica M. Stefanovic was born in Uzice on October 16, 1998. She enrolled at the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Security Studies in 2017 and graduated in 2021 with a thesis titled “Tactics of protection and rescue of people in disasters caused by nuclear accidents,” earning the title of graduate security manager. She has been enrolled in a master’s degree program in catastrophe risk management at the Faculty of Security Studies since 2021. He has been a member of the Belgrade-based Scientific-Professional Society for Disaster Risk Management since 2021.
Her first scientific paper, “Safety aspects of risk management in disasters caused by forest fires” was published in Proceedings – Legal and safety aspects of natural and man-made disaster risk management.
She finished high school “TS Rade Metalac” as one of the best students in the field of “Road Traffic Technician” in Leskovac, where I also earned a wolf diploma. Immediately after finishing high school, I enrolled in basic studies at the Faculty of Security in Belgrade in the period from 2016 to 2020 in the field of “Defense Studies”. I graduated with a degree in protection and rescue, defending my dissertation on “Disasters caused by the use of weapons of mass destruction in terrorist attacks” and gaining the title of “graduate security manager”. In the same year, immediately after graduation, I enrolled in master’s studies at the Faculty of Security in the field of “Studies of risk management of natural and other disasters.”
She is a member of several organizations. I attended various seminars, courses, trainings, conferences and trainings. During my undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Security, I was a member of the Security Students’ Club of the United Nations Section. I am a collaborator and an active member of the Scientific and Professional Society for Emergency Risk Management and a member of the Civil Protection Unit.
Participated in the organization of a seminar within the Scientific and Professional Society for Risk Management in Emergency Situations in Belgrade “Tactics of protection and rescue in emergency situations: experiences from the field and lessons”, lasting from 16-18. April 2021. I also published my first paper in the collection of papers from the first national seminar in the field of emergency Tactics of protection and rescue in emergencies: field experiences and lessons on the topic – “Tactics of protection and rescue of people and property in disasters caused by weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological terrorism) “.
I also had the opportunity to attend training and training in handling firearms in the city of Arilje on April 3, 2021.
Nemanja Miljković, born on May 26, 1997. in Ćuprija. In 2016, he graduated from the High School of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in Paraćin, graduated from the Faculty of Security at the University of Belgrade in 2021 and in the same year enrolled in master studies at the Faculty of Security, majoring in “Risk Management during Natural and Other Disasters”. Secretary of the Scientific and Professional Society for Risk Management during Emergencies from 08.04.2021, participated in the organization and implementation of numerous trainings and seminars under the auspices of NSD-URVS (Successful completion of basic security training in the field of emergencies on Stara Planina; security training in the field of protection and rescue in emergency situations, Ovčarsko-kablarska klisura (2019), successfully completed the second basic security training in the field of protection and rescue in emergencies, Ovčarsko-kablarska klisura (2020). Writing an article for a well-known international journal in the field of emergency risk management, with an emphasis on “rescuing people from the rubble”. Also, completed professional training for physical and technical protection of persons and property and maintaining order at sports events, public gatherings and other gathering places of citizens – for performing specialist tasks of security officers with weapons (LF2), possession of a certificate of attendance and training for handling firearms. Member of the National Paratequondo Team of Serbia, the first Paratequondo Master in Serbia, licensed sports operational taekwondo coach and participant in many international competitions. Also, an active member of the mountaineering association “Josif Pančić” and a member of the shooting club “Target”. He worked as a lifeguard at the Kangaroo Resort swimming pool.
Steva Miletić, born on January 5, 1997. in Zajecar. He enrolled in Bachelors degree’s at the Faculty of Security studies at the University of Belgrade in 2016 and completed it in 2021 in the field of Civil Protection and Environmental Protection. During 2021, he enrolled in master’s studies at the same faculty, in the study program Risk Management from Natural and Other Disasters. Since 2018, he has been a member and associate of the Scientific and Professional Society for Risk Management in Emergency Situations. He did a four-month internship at Air Serbia in the HSE sector. Atended various trainings in the field of emergency situations, the most important of which are on Stara Planina in 2019. and Ovčar-Kablar Gorge in 2020. Active member and member of the General Purpose Civil Protection Unit of the Scientific-Professional Society for Risk Management in Emergencies. He is one of the organizers and implementers of the First National Seminar in the field of emergency situations – Tactics of protection and rescue in emergency situations: field experiences and lessons, lasting from 16 to 18 April 2021, Great Hall of the Kolarac Foundation, Belgrade. Among the most important conferences he participated in were: the conference “Future of Security and Safety”, the conference on environmental security – “Let’s get serious!”, The conference “Strategic Risk Management and Crisis – Preparedness for Future Crises”. He has passed the professional exam for fire protection by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Sector for Emergency Situations. Published professional paper on the topic of tactics for the protection and rescue of people and property in disasters caused by fires. In the Proceedings-Tactics of protection and rescue in emergency situations: experiences from the field and lessons, Belgrade. Areas of interest are disasters, emergencies, risk management, protection and rescue, security.
Zoran Planojević was born in Arilje on February 5, 1997. In 2016, he graduated on High School in Arilje. In 2021, he graduated on Faculty of Security Studies, Department Disaster Risk Management and Enviromental Protection. He is master student on Faculty of Law in Novi Sad, Department Security and Internal Affairs.
From 2018. he is a member of Scientific-Professional Society for Emergency Risk Management. He completed security training in that Institution in the areas of first aid, protection and rescue and enviromental protection. Then on 2021. within same Institution, he assisted and volunteered in the planning of the First National Seminar on Emergency Situations. “Experiences from the field and lessons learned: protection and rescue strategies in emergency situations.”
In 2018. he completed NATO emergency training “Srbija 2018” in Mladenovac and earn skills and experience in risk communications.
Zoran Planojević is master in karate, black belt 1. Dan. His professional interests are areas of disaster risk management, emergencies and protection and rescue systems.
Dr. Martin Matijašević completed his undergraduate and master’s studies at the Faculty of Security, University of Belgrade, specialist academic studies in criminology – security protection of persons and property at the Criminal Police University, doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law. He has published several scientific and professional articles. Completed a variety of seminars and trainings. He gained work experience in several institutions of the national security system. He is the author of several monographs. He has been praised and awarded many times for his work.
Ana Djergović, born on November 21, 1998 in Smederevo. In 2017, she graduated from the Gymnasium in Smederevo, majoring in natural sciences and mathematics. She graduated from the Faculty of Security, University of Belgrade 2021, general department, in the same year enrolled in master studies at the Faculty of Security, department “Risk Management during Natural and Other Disasters”. Member of the Scientific-Professional Society for Risk Management in Emergency Situations (NSD-URVS) since 2019 and active participant in the organization and implementation of trainings and seminars under the auspices of the NSD-URVS. Successfully completed basic security training in the field of protection and rescue in emergency situations, Ovcarsko-kablarska gorge 2019 and 2020. From 2021 a member of the HR team, non-profit sports association SOFA.