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New project: ReSit – Situational Picture of Volunteerism for Societal Resilience in the Baltic Sea Region

To ensure that society is as resilient as possible in natural and man-made disasters, authorities cannot function on their own. Active civil society organizations (CSOs) and skilled volunteers are needed to support authorities in their actions as volunteers play a significant and a vital role in helping to ensure their local communities are safe and…

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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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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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European Forum on Integration

On 24 – 25 October, the European Forum on integration of migrants and refugees took place in Hamburg. The forum gathered participants from all over Europe to share experiences, good practices and important perspectives on integration efforts. In the workshop “Firefighters: role models promoting social inclusion”, led by Kim Lintrup from Frederiksborg Fire &…

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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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Evidence-based practice in fire safety: international workshop in Karlstad

Over two days, 30 participants from eight countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Germany) gathered in a workshop in Karlstad to encourage the development of evidence-based practice in the area of fire safety. During the Baltic Sea Director General meeting in May 2018, Sweden took the initiative to start a collaboration within Evidence-Based…

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