The project started off with the question “Do we have the capability/capabilities needed to deal with the risks we are currently facing?.”
Final report on national capability assessments and risk assessments is published together with a survey among all project partners. This report gives an overview of relevant aspects of the civil protection systems involved, differences and similarities and identify main challenges and opportunities for improvement with a special focus on cross-border dimensions (of both risks and capabilities). First, existing capability assessment approaches in the EU and the BSR (5 Nordic countries, 3 Baltic countries, Poland and Germany) are described along with approaches used in the UK and the Netherlands. Furthermore, results from the questionnaire completed by the project partners are presented and opportunities for improvements with focus on cross-border dimensions are given.