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Samed Karovic
Aleksandra Rankov
Sinisa Domazet
Jelena Jesic


Local self-governments (LSGs) cannot effectively manage emergencies. To overcome this problem, it is necessary to find action policies that would facilitate the increase of capacities of LSGs in such situations. The starting point for defining the policy was collecting data on the current abilities and capacities of LSGs in AP Vojvodina. The research covered 40% of the total number of LSGs and more than 64% of the population in the AP of Vojvodina. A combined open-ended survey questionnaire was constructed for data collection. The data was collected in field conditions through online procedures, direct sending of written surveys, and direct discussion of project implementation leaders. The statistical analysis of data identified that the legal aspect of LSGs and emergencies was not harmonized with other institutional documents at the level of LSGs. Most LSGs had serious difficulties in managing emergencies, especially civil protection. The platform is envisaged to facilitate raising the prevention capacity of LSGs by integrating all relevant information to provide early warnings and indications for implementing corresponding organizational, technical, and economic measures to deal with emergencies. 


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Karovic, Samed, Aleksandra Rankov, Sinisa Domazet, and Jelena Jesic. 2023. “POLICY OF RAISING THE CAPACITY OF LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENTS FOR MANAGEMENT OF EMERGENCIES ”. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs 9 (1):144-58. https://doi.org/10.47305/JLIA2391141k.
Author Biographies

Samed Karovic, University Educons, Sr. Kamenica, Serbia

Dr. Samed M. Karovic received his master's and doctoral degrees (military management) from the Military Academy of the University of Defense in Belgrade in 2003 and 2007. He is a full professor at the Faculty of Security Studies and Vice-Rector for Quality at EDUCONS University in Sremska Kamenica, Serbia. He has published more than 100 scientific papers in conferences and journals. His research activity and interest are focused on the management of military-organizational systems, security management, risk management, security in emergency situations and the methodology of scientific research.

Aleksandra Rankov, University Educons, Sr. Kamenica, Serbia

Aleksandra Rankov received her MSc equivalent degree in electronics and telecommunications from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University ofNovi Sad, Serbia and completed her PhD studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, Great Britain, in the field of design for test of integrated circuits. Aleksandra spent more than 20 years working on a number of technical andmultidisciplinary international research projects whileworking at various institutions in UK and Serbia. Aleksandra is currently an assistant professor at Educons University, Faculty of information technologies in Sremska Kamenica, Serbia, where sheis involved in projects of special interest for sustainable development in the region. Sheworked in the area of internet of things (IoT) and their application in smart cities. She contributed to 11 patent applications (5 registered patents) as well as to 17 publications. She is also a Prince 2 Practitioner.

Sinisa Domazet, University Educons, Sr. Kamenica, Serbia

Sinisa Domazet is an associate professor at the Faculty of security studies (Educons University, Serbia), with the main interest in Law of data privacy, cyber security, and emergencies. The author has published several papers in scientific journals and domestic and international conferences related to data privacy, data protection in cyberspace, high-tech crime, and emergencies. The main areas of interest of the author relate to legal regulations related to emergencies, the law of information technology, as well as the protection of personal data. The author was the coordinator or member of several projects, the most significant of which are: Model of functioning of local self-government in terms of infectious disease (coordinator), ERASMUS +: Improving Academic and Professional Education Capacity in Serbia in the area of Safety & Security (by means of a strategic partnership with the EU) / ImprESS, Model of functioning of local self-government in emergency situations (in case of floods), Factors of re-socialization of convicts as members of vulnerable social groups and their inclusion into contemporary society (coordinator), Emergencies as the factor endangering competitiveness of Vojvodina economy (coordinator), European integrations and social and economic changes in Serbian economy on the way to the EU. He speaks English.

Jelena Jesic, University Educons, Sr. Kamenica, Serbia

Jelena Jesic is assistant professor at Faculty of Business Economy – Educons University in Sremska Kamenica, Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia. After finishing undergraduate, master and PhD studies at Faculty of Business Economy, Educons University, Jesic continued with scientific research work in the field of: Business economics -academic entrepreneurship, knowledge management, business finance, strategic management; local economic development, management of local self-governments, intellectual capital, innovation systems, eco-innovations. Jesic was 2 years employed as a teaching associate at the Faculty of Business Economy and 8 years as teaching assistantin course: Entrepreneurship, Business Economics withbasics of microeconomics, Small Business Development Management. From academic 2016/17 Jesic is elected assistant professor for courses Knowledge Management and Corporate Management. Author of numerous scientific papers and team member of several scientific project.