This agreement is managed by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and the Directorate for Science and Technology (S&T) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The two Executive Agents meet in annual bilateral sessions to review the progress and to set the strategic direction for future cooperation.
Large investments are made every year in mutually beneficial research projects and expert level collaboration. Many public agencies, universities, institutes and businesses are engaged in the joint activities spearheaded by the two Executive Agents.
Both governments also have similar agreements with the government of Canada, creating a mutual platform and a wide span of opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration.
Areas of Cooperative Activity as stated in the Agreement include: The agreement includes the following areas of cooperation:
The agreement provides a platform for all governmental agencies to connect and collaborate with counterparts across the Atlantic. The scope of possible collaboration is broad, and encompasses the wide and complex area of societal security. In the agreement, the following topics for cooperative activity are listed: