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CIVIL PROTECTION FORUM 2018: INTERVIEW WITH Mitja Bricelj, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia

In preparation for our session “Transnational cooperation for effective disaster risk management” at the European Civil Protection Forum 2018 we asked one of the panelists, Mitja Bricelj, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia:  "In your opinion, how does an EU macro-regional strategy, as a platform, contribute to increased resilience of communities?" "Based on experiences…

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CIVIL PROTECTION FORUM 2018: INTERVIEW WITH Karolina Kalinowska, DG ECHO

In preparation for our session “Transnational cooperation for effective disaster risk management” at the European Civil Protection Forum 2018 we asked Karolina Kalinowska, Policy Officer at the European Commission's DG ECHO, who helped us with the organisation of the panel: "How can the macro-regional strategies contribute to the implementation of the EU Sendai Action Plan and vice-versa? How…

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Civil Protection Forum 2018: interview with Professor Angelo Masi

In preparation for our session "Transnational cooperation for effective disaster risk management" at the European Civil Protection Forum 2018 we asked one of the panelists, Professor Angelo Masi: How can prevention be scaled-up through international knowledge exchange?  Professor Masi: "Knowledge-sharing is fundamental in scaling-up prevention. I state that not only because I am a researcher, that is a person…

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CBSS Civil Protection Network Senior Experts meeting in Stockholm

The CBSS Civil Protection Network Senior Experts Meeting was held on 20-21 of February 2018 in Stockholm. The meeting was opened by Ambassador Hans Olsson, Chairman of the Committee of Senior Officials of the CBSS during the Swedish Presidency. Welcoming the experts, the CBSS Secretariat’s Director General, Ambassador Maira Mora emphasised that the shared geography of…

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CALL FOR PROJECT PARTNERS: Interactive Map of the Civil Protection Stakeholders in the BSR

Poland (SGSP – the Main School of Fire Service – coordinator and KG PSP – the National Headquarters of the State Fire Service) is looking for partners to participate in the Interactive Map of the Civil Protection Stakeholders project. The initiative is aimed at fostering networking between the civil protection authorities, academia, R&D centres and other relevant…

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Working paper explores common societal security culture in the Baltic Sea Region

This paper was commissioned by PA Secure, and authored by Professor Jerzy Wolanin from Main School of Fire Service, Warsaw, with contributions and editing provided by the PA Secure Team at the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Secretariat. The paper presents a comprehensive set of recommendations regarding the implementation of a common societal security…

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Macro-regional cooperation: a vital need for societal security in the Baltic Sea Region

Interview with Professor Bengt Sundelius, Strategic Adviser to the Director General of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) CBSS Civil Security team met with Professor Sundelius to discuss the need for international cooperation in the field of civil protection, the examples of such cooperation and the future challenges for the Baltic Sea Region.   Bengt Sundelius is Professor…

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CBSS helps bringing state-of-the-art Fire and Rescue Technologies to the Region

CBSS Secretariat's Civil Protection team participated in a kick-off meeting of the new project, FIRE-IN, set to improve national and European fire and rescue capability development. FIRE-IN has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme and consists of 16 partners from 8 European countries, representing research, practitioners, governmental agencies and business. Within…

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Directors General for Civil Protection adopt Joint Position on Enhancing Cooperation in BSR

The Directors General for the Civil Protection in the Baltic Sea Region held their 15th meeting, which  took place in Iceland on 11 May 2017. The meeting,  chaired by Hjálmar Björgvinsson, Superintendent at the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police,  resulted in an adoption of a historic Joint Position on Enhancing Cooperation in Civil Protection…

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