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PA Secure at 12th Baltic Excellence Programme in Helsinki

The CBSS Civil Protection Network's 12th Baltic Excellence Programme (BEP) in Helsinki brought together 40 civil protection experts from 8 countries across the region to delve into topics of preparedness, civil protection, and comprehensive security. Hosted by the Ministry of the Interior of Finland under the current Finnish presidency of the CBSS, the 12th Baltic Excellence Programme (BEP)…

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NEEDS project concludes with innovative societal security course

The NEEDS project consortium has successfully wrapped up its three-year collaboration and project work on 31 August 2023, ending with the launch of an innovative online course on societal security and an online community dedicated to institutionalising societal security education. The aim of the NEEDS project was to bolster the quality, scope, and attractiveness of…

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Strengthening links between Danube and Baltic macro-regions: volunteerism in focus

PA Secure already had an experience working together with colleagues from EUSDR, EUSAIR and EUSALP already in 2018 - when all four macro-regional strategies contributed to a session at the EU Civil Protection Forum in Brussels. The session was called Transnational cooperation for effective disaster risk management and focused mostly on environmental risks. In February…

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CBSS CPN Senior Experts reaffirmed interest in BSR cooperation, confirmed synergies with PA Secure

The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB), current chair of the CBSS Civil Protection Network, hosted a meeting for CPN Senior Experts on 5-6 April 2022 in Tønsberg, home to DSB headquarters.  14 participants from 7 countries attended the meeting, which was the first physical gathering of the network after the pause caused by the pandemic.…

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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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Baltic-Nordic Preparatory Teleconference Ahead of the Wildfire Season

Еhe forest fire season is already here, there are several reported grass and wildfires across northern Europe. Forecasts indicate challenging conditions and the ongoing Covid-19 crises puts further pressure on our respective response systems. On April 21, 2020, Sweden (through MSB) organized the second Baltic-Nordic annual meeting to inform each other on the preparedness for…

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Evidence-based practice in fire safety: international workshop in Karlstad

Over two days, 30 participants from eight countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Germany) gathered in a workshop in Karlstad to encourage the development of evidence-based practice in the area of fire safety. During the Baltic Sea Director General meeting in May 2018, Sweden took the initiative to start a collaboration within Evidence-Based…

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