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Behind the scenes of the Baltic Leadership Programme, Veera Mielikki Parko, Ministry of Interior, Finland

"International cooperation is now more substantive. I think this is really going forward and it should."    about international cooperation? "Our challenges are structural but also cultural, I think that people are having national minds and in that sense international cooperation is not as established in civil protection as it is in other areas. The EU cooperation in…

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Behind the scenes of the Baltic Leadership Programme, Charlotta Herrström, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), Sweden

"It is good to get out of the daily routine, to take a step back and see the bigger picture"   about the programme? "It is an important possibility to meet other people from around the Baltic Sea Region and to exchange ideas and experiences. Networking is good and to  have a face to countries we are working with - for me…

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Behind the scenes from the Baltic Leadership Programme, Martins Baltmanis, State Fire & Rescue Service, Latvia

"We need to raise awareness in the community" international cooperation "In my role I am responsible for all phases in disaster management, prevention, preparedness and recovery, so the exchange with other countries helps me: if something works in a neighbor country, we do not have to reinvent the wheel. You can get inspiration from other knowledge or structures." main…

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The Baltic Leadership Programme for Future Decision Makers

During the first week of December 2014, the Swedish Institute – in collaboration with the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) - invited 25 high-level professionals from the field of Civil Protection to the Baltic Leadership Programme in Civil Protection for Future Decision Makers in Tallinn. The participants, representing all CBSS Member States, spent four…

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Ulrika Postgård Baltic Leadership Programme

Participants’ Stories: Coming up with Good Ideas

Ulrika Postgärd ,  Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency MSB Sonja Dobo, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency MSB   Sonja and Ulrika were participants from Sweden, working at the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency MSB. Their fields of work, however, are quite different. Sonja is a marine eco – toxicologist who coordinates the work with oil spill preparedness and works…

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