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European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Flagship Project 14.3 (EUSBSR FP 14.3) Dr Christer Pursiainen Kick off meeting.

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1 European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Flagship Project 14.3 (EUSBSR FP 14.3) Dr Christer Pursiainen Kick off meeting of the selected projects under the DG ECHO Call 49/09 Brussels, 6 February 2012

2 Project in a nutshell The project is the so-called Flagship Project 14.3 of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) Embedded in a strong political support framework (EUSBSR, CBSS) Projects novelty is that it will map those risks, which have macro- regional and/or cross-border dimensions through geographic proximity, functional interdependencies or through other mechanisms. 10 partners from 9 countries, most of the competent civil protection authorities Duration 18 months: 1 January 2012 – 30 June 2013 Total budget euro, with 75% EC co-financing 2

3 What is EUSBSR and its FP 14.3? European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) was endorsed by the European Council in October 2009 as the first macroregional strategy of the EU Includes 15 priority areas and currently over 80 Flagship Projects Priority Area 14: To reinforce protection from major emergencies at sea and on land. Includes currently 3 Flagship Projects. EUSBSR Flagship project 14.3, as defined in the December 2010 version of the EUSBSR Action Plan: For all main hazards of the Baltic Sea Region, including winter storms and floods, develop scenarios and identify gaps in order to anticipate potential disasters, thus enabling a rapid and effective EU response through the Community Civil Protection Mechanism […]. 3

4 Coordinating Beneficiary: CBSS Secretariat (1/2) STRONG POLITICAL FRAMEWORK Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) is an intergovernmental organisation established in 1992 Permanent International Secretariat, located in Stockholm, and consisting of around 25 staff members, is established in full members: 8 EU countries, 3 non-EU-countries, EC/EEAS 10 observer countries, participating in many expert networks 16 strategic organisational partners, including such organisations as Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, HELCOM etc. 4

5 Coordinating Beneficiary: CBSS Secretariat (2/2) CBSS organises annual or biennial Summits of the Heads of Government; foreign ministerial and line ministerial meetings; as well as competent authorities Directors-General meetings in various fields 5 priority areas: Energy, Economy, Education, Environment, Civil security The priority areas are organised into 25 expert groups, task forces, specialist networks – including Baltic Sea States Civil Protection Network representing competent authorities of the CBSS countries 5

6 10 Partners (1/2) Denmark: Frederikssund-Halsnæs Brand- & Redningsberedskab (Task D leader) Estonia: Estonian Rescue Board Finland: Finnish Nuclear Safety Agency (Task F leader) Germany: Hamburg Fire and Rescue Service, Ministry of the Interior and Sports, General Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, Hamburg Latvia: State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia Lithuania: Fire and Rescue Department under MoI of Lithuania 6

7 10 Partners (2/2) Norway: Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (Task C leader) Poland: The Main School of Fire Service in Warsaw Sweden: Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (Task E leader) Sweden: Swedish International Cooperation Development Agencys Baltic Sea Unit, since 1 January 2012 under Swedish Institute To be added with separate funding: Russia: Sankt-Petersburgs State Fire Service University under EMERCOM 7

8 Project Tasks 8 Task A: Management and reporting to the Comission Task B: Publicity Task C: Macro- regional risk scenario and gap analysis Task D: Floods prevention in macro- regional context Task E: Forest fire prevention in macro- regional context Task F: Nuclear safety risks and gaps in macro- regional context

9 Main deliverables 1-6 months Adiministrative meeting 1 February 2012 in Stockholm (done) 1st communication strategy and publicity material set for the public and high-level events Task C-F kick off workshops February-March 2012 (Tallinn, Stockholm etc.) Main kick off meeting back-to-back the CBSS Civil Protection Directors General meeting 3-4 May 2012 in Hamburg 7-12 months 1st progress report to the Commission 2nd communication and publicity material set for the public and high-level events Task C-F workshops & draft reports (Vilnius, Hamburg, Frederikersund, Riga etc.) Mid-ter review conference in September in Visby (or Stockholm) months 2nd progress report to the Commission 3rd communication and publicity material set for the public and high-level events Task C-F Final workshops & reports Compiled Final report Final Conference in May 2013 (probably back-to-back the CBSS Civil Protection Directors General meeting 3-4 May 2012) Final communication and publicity material set 3 months Final progress report to the Commission Follow up measures connected closely to and expressed in the EUSBSR forthcoming Action Plans 9

10 10 Here we are and you are always welcome to visit us at the CBSS Secretariat at Slussplan 9, Gamla Stan, Stockholm and do not forget to visit our website Thank you for your attention!www.cbss.org


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