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CBSS Civil Protection Network Workshop in Helsinki, 27 November 2013

The Finnish Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States is organising a CBSS Civil Protection Network Workshop in Helsinki, on 27 November. The one day workshop will address macro-regional risks related to nuclear and radiation issues, and explore the opportunities for macro-regional civil protection cooperation within the Baltic Sea region.

The theme of the workshop will be tackled from several perspectives – the results of project 14.3, will be introduced, with a particular focus on nuclear safety risks under Task F. While project 14.3 has come to a conclusion, its results have been published in a set of thematic notebooks. Two of the nine notebooks are specifically dedicated to nuclear safety risks; Orange Book One which presents the nuclear safety risk scenarios; and Orange Book Two presenting the study report. These notebooks will be presented at the workshop and will be used as a background for the discussion on future cooperation opportunities along with a feasibility study, commissioned by the CBSS Secretariat, focusing on the enhancement and institutionalisation of macro-regional civil protection cooperation; as well as the lessons learnt from ‘Loviisa’, Finland’s most recent nuclear power plant exercise.

In addition, priority area Secure representatives will of course be taking active part in the workshop, providing participants with updates on all the recent developments within the priority area – all for a more secure Baltic Sea Region!