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Vladimir Cvetković

Assoc. Prof. - Department for disaster risk management at Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade, Gospodara Vučića 50 | Belgrade , Serbia

Earth Sciences
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Earth Sciences
Research Keywords:
Security; Disaster; Disaster risk management; Hazards; Risk management; Natural disaster; Antrophogenic disaster;
Collaboration interests:
I am currently motivated to research disaster risk management in different countries.
Vladimir M. Cvetkovic is the Assoc. 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 (https://upravljanje-rizicima.com/), the International Institute for Disaster Research, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Management (http://internationaljournalofdisasterriskmanagement.com/index.php/Vol1/issue/archive) He got the ”Danubius Award” for 2017 by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) for extraordinary achievements in scientific activity and output with the Danube Region. He participates in the international scientific research project “Horizon 2020 project DAREnet - Danube river region Resilience Exchange network targeting the Call topic: SEC-21–GM-2016/2017: Pan European Networks of practitioners and other actors in the field of security“ involving the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Security Studies and other 14 partners from home and abroad. The mission of the project is to create preconditions for objective scientific and practical support to all relevant entities and organizations in charge of natural disaster management (mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery) caused by flooding of the Danube River. Some selected references Cvetković, V.M., Tanasić, J., Ocal, A., Kešetović, Ž., Nikolić, N. (2021) Capacity Development of Local Self-Governments for Disaster Risk Management. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (19). Cvetković, V., Nikolić, N., Nenadić, R. U., Ocal, A., & Zečević, M. (2020). Preparedness and Preventive Behaviors for a Pandemic Disaster Caused by COVID-19 in Serbia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(11), 4124 . Ocal, A., Cvetković, V. M., Baytiyeh, H., Tedim, F., & Zečević, M. (2020). Public reactions to the disaster COVID-19: A comparative study in Italy, Lebanon, Portugal, and Serbia. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk. doi:10.1080/19475705.2020.1811405. Cvetković, V. M., Öcal, A., & Ivanov, A. (2019). Young adults’ fear of disasters: A case study of residents from Turkey, Serbia and Macedonia. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 101095. Gačić, J., Jović, J. S., Terzić, N., Cvetković, V., Terzić, M., Stojanović, D., & Stojanović, G. (2021). Gender differences in stress intensity and coping strategies among students – Future emergency relief specialist. Vojno-sanitetski pregled/ Military-medical and pharmaceutical review, 78(6), 635-641. Cvetković, V., Giulia, R., Ocal, A., Taroli, P., Dragićević, S. (2018). The Role of Gender in Preparedness and Response Behaviors towards Flood Risk in Serbia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Cvetković, V., Kevin, R., Shaw, R., Filipović, M., Mano, R., Gačić, J., & Jakovljević, V. (2018). Household earthquake preparedness in Serbia – a study from selected municipalities. Acta Geographica, 59(1). Cvetković, V., Noji, E., Filipović, M., Marija, M. P., Želimir, K., & Nenad, R. (2018). Public Risk Perspectives Regarding the Threat of Terrorism in Belgrade: Implications for Risk Management Decision-Making for Individuals, Communities and Public Authorities. Journal of Criminal Investigation and Criminology, 68(4). Cvetković, V., Ristanović, E., & Gačić, J. (2018). Citizens Attitudes about the Emergency Situations Caused by Epidemics in Serbia. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 47(8), 1213-1214 Cvetković, V., Dragićević, S., Petrović, M., Mijaković, S., Jakovljević, V., & Gačić, J. (2015). Knowledge and perception of secondary school students in Belgrade about earthquakes as natural disasters. Polish journal of environmental studies, 24(4), 1553-1561. Cvetković, V., & Grbić, L. (2021). Public perception of climate change and its impact on natural disasters. Journal of the Geographical Institute Jovan Cvijic, 71(1), 43-58.
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