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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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Opinion. Societal security scholar: coordination is no longer enough for societal security in the Baltic region!

During the Baltic Leadership Programme Alumni conference in Riga in November 2018, PA Secure sat down with Dr Magnus Ekengren, Professor of Political Science at the Swedish Defence University and visiting professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium to talk about societal security in the Baltic Sea region. During the interview, he answered questions about present and future…

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University of Tromsø Societal Security Workshop

On 15-16 November this annual conference gathered researchers and affiliated organizations to discuss current issues in societal security research. Three keynote speeches were provided by Professor Bengt Sundelius (Swedish Defence University), Professor Arjen Boin (Leiden University) and Professor Jonas Johansson (Lund University). Ongoing research projects with their tentative results were also presented as well as…

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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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What is Citizens for Safety?

Citizens for Safety is a working title for a flagship project, defined in the Action Plan as follows: Effective learning and exchanging best practices on urban safety through a local city network. The network fosters urban safety exchanges throughout Baltic Sea region on locally-developed know-how strategies, shares experiences, analyses functions and activities of municipalities and…

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Project Idea Formulated

One step further– in September 2013 the project partnership, that now consists of Gdansk Municipal Guard, Riga Municipality Police, Vilnius City Municipality, Tallinn Municipality Police, and Liepaja Municipality Police, formulated a project idea and applied for funding from the EUSBSR Seed Money Facility. The flagship project idea has been developed to identify safety and security…

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