Mr Jadran Perinić, born in Zadar on 22 April 1959, was appointed on 1st of February new Director General of the National Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of Croatia. He graduated from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He pursued the same field and branch of studies till the Zagreb School of Humanities and Social Sciences awarded him a PhD in 2010 for the dissertation entitled “Public Opinion as a Subjective Feature of a Crisis Situation – The Impact of Media and Public Relations Services on Public Opinion”.
He has been employed with the Professional Firefighting Unit of the City of Zadar since 1981 where his tasks also included commanding of a fire station. At the same time he also lectured for two years Business Communication at the Department of Mass Communication of the University of Dubrovnik.
During the Homeland War, as a firefighting unit member, he was mobilized into civil protection units where he remained as a member of the same unit within the Ministry of the Interior from April 1994 to January 2000. He was awarded the Homeland War Memorial Medal and the ‘Storm’ War Operation Medal.
He speaks English and German. He has been registered as scientist with the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports. He also wrote a book on business communication. Since 2007 he has focused on media theory, public relations and public communication in emergencies and crisis situations in general. He has on occasion delivered lectures at schools of journalism and public relations in Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Novi Sad.
PPRD South welcomes the new Director General within the network of the Programme Partner Countries and is looking forward to the continuation of such a positive and effective collaboration with Croatia in the activities carried out by PPRD South Progamme.