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New project will bring research results to practitioners

Currently, in the field of civil security in the Baltic Sea Region, there is no common or standard mechanism for utilizing the results from research. This means that much of the output from extensive research projects is not reaching practitioners and is not contributing to saving human lives and valuable property.

The new project Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Research Network on Societal Security (BSR-RNSS), recently funded by the Swedish Institute, aims at filling this gap. The consortium behind the project will have two important tasks: to bring research institutions in the region closer to each other and to establish a mechanism for making a better use of research results and connecting them to the practitioners. Establishing a network of research institutions focusing on societal security issues will be instrumental in achieving these goals.

The kick-off meeting of the project partners is on 2-3 October 2018 in Stockholm.

Project coordinator:

The Permanent International Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)

Project partners:

  1. The European CBRNE Centre, Sweden, part of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University
  2. The University of Tartu, Centre for Applied Sciences, Estonia
  3. Main School of Fire Service (SGSP), Warsaw, Poland
  4. iTTi, Poland
  5. Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC), Safe Cities Commission, Latvia
  6. University of Civil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus
  7. Laurea University, Finland
  8. Hellenberg International Limited, Finland
  9. University of Lapland, Arctic Centre, Finland
  10. The Arctic University of Tromsø, Norway

As the project progresses, two more research institutions expressed interest in joining: Lund University and St. Petersburg University of State Fire Service of the EMERCOM of Russia.

Link to a mini-pilot portal of the project