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Victims, helpers or partners? Children and youth as contributors to resilient Baltic Sea Region

During the EUSBSR 12th Annual Forum, on 29 September 2021, Policy Area Secure (PA Secure), coordinated by the CBSS Secretariat together with the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) organised an online seminar dedicated to strengthening children and youth’s resilience in disasters. Children and youth’s vulnerability in disasters is expected to increase as the intensity and…

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During the PA Secure Steering Group 15th meeting, the Finnish Ministry of Interior presented a new initiative,  aimed at organising the international cooperation within the PA Secure into separate, focused streams.  These streams called sub-groups could provide platforms where the experts, working directly within each of the priorities of the Joint Position on Enhancing Cooperation in Civil Protection…

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New report in the NEEDS project: Societal Security as Higher Education in the Baltic Sea Region

The ‘Needs-based education and studies in Societal Security’ (NEEDS) project addresses the skills gap and mismatch between higher education and the knowledge needs in this field, as well as the fact that there is a lack of structured transnational cooperation and dialogue between higher education institutions, practitioners, and experts in tackling these issues. This report…

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Volunteer fire brigades from Poland, Germany, Lithuania and Belarus exchanged experiences

On January 25-26, 2021, a study visit at the Volunteer Fire Brigades (VFB) in Poland was organised within the CBSS PSF funded project "Development of volunteer fire brigade system activation." Due to the current epidemiological situation, the meeting was held in the form of webinars. The webinars were attended by the representatives of the Volunteer…

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ChYResilience – How do our partners work with youth participation and resilience building?

The ChYResilience project aims to empower children and youth to play an active role as contributors to societal resilience and to remove barriers to their active involvement in prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.  This means that children and youth should be enabled and be provided with the space needed to play this role. The project focuses…

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Lithuanian Seminar “Baltic Sea Region: acting together against nuclear risk”

On 26th November, the Lithuanian Chairmanship of the CBSS Civil Protection Network hosted the Baltic Excellence Programme (BEP) Seminar “Baltic Sea Region: acting together against nuclear risk”. The seminar focused on Information Management, Decision making and protective measures, and Recommendations to the public. The Lithuanian Chairmanship prioritises the question of nuclear risk and disaster prevention, since…

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