The Eurobaltic Civil Protection Project establishes the Eurobaltic Programme for Civil Protection initiated by the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS). Societies are increasingly vulnerable to civil crisis such as natural and man-made/technological disaster or their combination, sometimes called complex disasters. These risks endanger positive economic, social, health-related and environmental developments, that is, sustainable development as a whole. To face these safety challenges, the project aims at creating networks among national, regional and local authorities as well as non-state organisations, research institutes and enterprises. The Project will improve abilities in protecting human life and the environment as well as cultural heritage. The project will support sustainable development of Safe Communities in the Baltic Sea Region and promote safe industrial development and cooperation on spatial planning and sustainable land use management, thereby also contributing to the mitigation of risks for cross border effects of accidents. Taken together, the Work Packages face the whole spectrum of contemporary challenges to Civil Protection. These include planning systems that take safety issues properly into account; the role of non-state actors; transnational, cross-sector and multi-level cooperation; IT technologies; and training systems. The activities include research, surveys, pilot projects, workshops, seminars, training and exercises and action plans and handbooks.
Prosjektperiode16.11.2004 - 15.03.2006
Total: 840000 €