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PA Secure and HA Climate colleagues interview on CASCADE project for #DRRDay

Valdur Lahtvee and Katie Goldie-Ryder, both working at the CBSS Secretariat in Stockholm, reflect on the synergies between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and on their tasks in the CASCADE project: VL:  CBSS is the sole coordinator of the Horizontal Action Climate of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) and at the same time…

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New Flagship Baltprep improves Red Cross interoperability across BSR

On February 5th 2020, during their meeting in Riga, the EUSBSR National Coordinators decided to grant the status of EUSBSR Flagship under PA Secure to Baltprep project. Funded by the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, the project gathers Red Cross National Societies from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany and Denmark to strengthen collaboration and…

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Baltic Excellence Programme in Denmark: climate change and volunteerism in focus

During 2019-2020, the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) acts as the chair of the CBSS Civil Protection Network . The Danish chairmanship priorities for this period include climate change and volunteerism. With these priorities in mind, DEMA hosted a module of the Baltic Excellence Programme (BEP) in Civil Security at its training facility in…

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CASCADE discussed Climate Change Risks with municipalities

“The global temperature has increased, and we are witnessing extreme weather leading to unprecedented challenges … now we need to be preparing for other risks that we have not previously prepared for – every country needs to be prepared for a wide range of risks” stressed Elena Višnar Malinovská from the European Commission’s Directorate-General…

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Two new reports on how DRR works with CCA in the Baltic Sea Region – challenges, good practices, possibilities

On the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, 13 October 2019, two reports are launched showing the state of play of the work with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation on the local level, in the countries in the Baltic Sea Region. The aim of these two reports is to…

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Fire and Rescue Innovation Network grows. FIRE-IN in Barcelona

Catalan Fire and Rescue Service hosted the second Annual Dissemination Workshop of the FIRE-IN project in Barcelona on 15 May 2019. FIRE-IN (Fire and Rescue Innovation Network) is a five-year Horizon 2020 project, which started in 2017 with an aim to identify practitioners’ current needs and connect them with relevant innovative solutions, research and standardisation…

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Baltic Leadership Programme in Civil Security Alumni conference in Riga

The Latvian Chairmanship of the CBSS Civil Protection Network – the State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia, in cooperation with the CBSS Secretariat, the Swedish Institute, EUSBSR Policy Area Secure and Riga Stradiņš University, hosted the Baltic Leadership Program (BLP) in Civil Protection Alumni outreach event and conference “Societal security in the Baltic Sea…

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