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2018-11-26 20:00 - 2018-11-27 22:00

Under the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), the State Fire and Rescue Service, in cooperation with the CBSS Secretariat, the Swedish Institute, EUSBSR Policy Area Secure and Riga Stradiņš University, will host the conference ‘Societal Security in the Baltic Sea Region: Challenges and Solutions’.

This event will gather Alumni of the Baltic Leadership Program in Civil Security, experts in the field of civil protection, researchers from the Baltic Sea Region states and students from the universities of Latvia. The event will give participants new insights and knowledge regarding the current state of a common societal security culture in the Baltic Sea Region and how the perception of risks influences the understanding of societal security. Keynote speakers from the United Nations and European Union along with academia and private sector will share their best practice examples on how to kick-start the educational programs and awareness-raising campaigns.

The programme will consist of four blocks: The Keynote Speaker on the topic of a common societal security culture, two panel discussions focusing on education and awareness raising at the regional level, followed by two interactive workshops and a closing session.

The Concept Paper for the conference outlines the event in more detail.

If you are interested in attending the conference, please confirm your participation no later than 1st October by filling out the online application form or contact the State Fire and Rescue Service by e-mail elssn@vugd.gov.lv latest by 8 October 2018.