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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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CBSS kicks off new project to institutionalise societal security education

The   project kick-off for  Needs-based Education and Studies in Societal Security  (NEEDS) was held  online  on 22 nd  and 24 th  September 2020.  Janusz  Gąciarz , Senior Adviser for Civil Security  at CBSS  welcomed the meeting participants and  explained the  historical development as well as the  rationale  of  the NEEDS project.      The…

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Developing closer cooperation between higher education institutions and end-users in the field of societal security in the BSR

The CBSS vision for improvements in connecting research and practitioners - the Research Roadmap for Societal Security - was presented during the 17th Meeting of Directors General for Civil Protection in the BSR, in May 2019. It received the Directors’ support to move forward with concrete initiatives in this area. One response to this is…

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Call for action – pilot project for institutionalizing research end-user cooperation

Once again a new project? Yes, but you can join! This is a project to overcome the unnecessary gap between theoretical and practical knowledge and experience in the field of societal security! The 16-month pilot is funded by the CBSS Project Support Facility. Project organizing team: Swedish Defence University UiT The Arctic Universityof Norway University…

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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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BSR-RNSS 2nd meeting – bringing science closer to practitioners

Following the kick-off meeting in Stockholm, Baltic Sea Region Research Network on Societal Security (BSR-RNSS) met for the second time in Helsinki on 22-23 January 2019. The meeting was hosted by the Laurea University and gathered 25 participants from the partners’ organisations. This time, Lund University (Sweden), Saint-Petersburg University of State Fire Service of Emercom…

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