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IPA DRAM study visit to MSB 3-4 October 2017

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Published: 2017-12-04 kl. 15:00
Decentralised approaches to risk-, vulnerability- and capability assessments.

With the purpose to increase the understanding and knowledge of the Swedish decentralised approaches to risk-, vulnerability- and capability assessments EU IPA countries within the IPA DRAM programme was invited to participate in a two-day study visit in Karlstad, Sweden. Thirteen men and women working on strategic and national expert level representing Ministries of Interior, Emergency Management Agencies or the like from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo* and Turkey participated.

MSB hosted the study visit. Invited to contribute with different perspectives of the decentralised Disaster Risk Management perspective in Sweden was also representatives and experts from Karlstad Municipality, The County Administrative Board of Värmland and the Centre for Climate and Safety at Karlstad University.

By presentations, discussions, simulations and a flood risk walk around Karlstad city, focus of the two days was on the risks Sweden face and the methods used to prevent, plan and handle accidents and disasters. The Swedish system for risk assessment and mapping, risk and vulnerability analyses, awareness raising, land use planning, Sendai Framework and the EU Floods directive implementation was also on the agenda, as well as crises preparedness planning on local, county and national level. 

To read the full report from the study-visit please visit

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