We are proud to announce that in January 2015 the project Risk Management Capability Based on Gaps Identification in the BSR, in brief: FROM GAPS TO CAPS started as a follow-up project of 14.3. Under the coordination of the Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (TASK A Leader), FROM GAPS TO CAPS will further contribute to macro-regional capacities for risk assessment and to establishing efficient crisis management schemes to cope with natural and man-made disasters in the BSR. FROM GAPS TO CAPS, co-financed by DG ECHO is a twenty-four month flagship project under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

The project is further split into three more tasks, B, C and D. Task B is dedicated to the publicity of the project and will be conducted by the Communications Unit of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. Task C, led by the University of Iceland, deals with Risk Management Capability Assessment Methodology and Task D consits of the Comparison of Evaluations of Emergencies and Exercises, and lies with the responisibility of the Hamburg Fire & Rescue Service.

The first Kick-Off meeting including all partners will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland, on March 24 – 25. The agenda can be found here.

Other Partners:

Frederikssund-Halsnæs Brand- & Redningsberedskab (Denmark)
Estonian Rescue Board
Ministry of the Interior of Finland
Hamburg Fire and Rescue Service (Germany)
University of Iceland
State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia
Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and
Emergency Planning (DSB)
Main School of Fire Service in Warsaw
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)