MSB in EU projects
MSB participates either as a partner or a so-called LEAD. LEAD means that the authority is the project manager, in a so-called consortium made up of several partners, and usually of different EU Member States.
MSB´s participation in EU funded projects
Name: BSR CASCADE – Community Safety Action for Supporting Climate Adaptation and Development (BSR= Baltic Sea Region)
Financier: DG ECHO Civil Protection Financial Instrument, Prevention and Preparedness Projects
MSB’s contact person: Janet Edwards
About the project: CASCADE aims to improve the capacity to understand, assess, and treat current and future climate change related risks on the local level, focusing on the particular conditions in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR).
CASCADE aims to:
- Increase awareness of climate risks, including risk assessments
- Increase capacity for managing climate risks
- Increase awareness of the Sendai Framework and how it can be applied on a local level
- Create cooperation and synergies in the Baltic Sea Region regarding these issues
What is unique about the project is that it brings together security/emergency preparedness and climate change adaptation issues and the implementation of the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The project shall prepare guidelines for climate change adaptation and risk management.
This includes identifying current and coming climate-related risks by:
- Preparing a portfolio of risk assessment methods
- Preparing guidelines for assessing climate risks
- Analysing obstacles
- Testing the guidelines
The purpose of this is to raise awareness and capacity by preparing a course programme for disaster risk reduction that includes climate risk assessments and the Sendai Framework.
Leveraging ASEAN Capacities for Emergency Response (LACER)
Project: Leveraging ASEAN Capacities for Emergency Response (LACER)
Financier: DG DEVCO - DG for International Cooperation and Development
MSB’s contact person: Carl-Johan Breitholtz
About the project: LACER is an EU funded project aiming to strengthen the regional cooperation organisation ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre).
Start date for the project was 1 March 2020, and it will be carried out over a four-year period. Project managers are MSB together with Estonia’s civil protection authority, Estonian Rescue Board (ERB). The overall objective is to strengthen the AHA Centre’s institutional capacity within Disaster Monitoring, Preparedness, and Response. The project also aims to strengthen ASEAN’s disaster response mechanism.
MSB will have a project coordinator in place at AHA Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia, throughout the entire project period. The combined budget is EUR 2.2 million. The project is in the start-up phase.
The project will have its own website, but it has not yet been completed.
Support for coordination and promotion of activities of the Policy Area Secure
Project: Support for coordination and promotion of activities of the Policy Area Secure
Financier: European Regional Development Fund INTERREG Baltic Sea
MSB’s contact person: Julia Fredriksson
About the project: In cooperation with the Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat, MSB is coordinating Policy Area Secure within the EU’s Baltic Sea strategy. EU funds are used for the coordination task, which covers PA Secure steering committee meetings and the participation in the activities of the strategy.
Safety & Security Test Arena
Project: Safety & Security Test Arena
Financier: European Regional Development Fund
MSB’s contact person: Louisa Rolandsdotter
About the project: Safety & Security Test Arena is a major regional cooperation project in Northern Sweden. The project follows the triple helix model, where partners from trade and industry, the public sector, and the university collaborate. Emergency services, i.e. police, ambulance, and rescue services, and companies wish to create innovative solutions for optimum cooperation at the scene of the accident and incidents together with scientists at Umeå University. The project is coordinated by the European CBRNE Centre at Umeå University and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
ARCTIC REIHN 2021a
Project: ARCTIC REIHN 2021
Financier: DG ECHO Civil Protection Financial Instrument
MSB’s contact person: Pelle Postgård
About the project: Sweden is one of several partners in the exercise project ARCTIC REIHN 2021. The purpose of the exercise ARCTIC REIHN 2021 is to test and verify the emergency response capability in the event of a nuclear or radiological accident in Northern Norway. The scenario will be a marine accident with consequences for both land and sea. It will be essential to verify and test the international and European warning and response structures.
Enhancing the Civil Protection in Armenia
Project: Enhancing the Civil Protection in Armenia
Financier: DG NEAR. Sida is also supplementing the funding
MSB’s contact person: Marie Velasquez Fredriksson
About the project: The project consists of three components: legal framework, civil protection, and improvement of the HR system within civil protection. The objective is to make civil protection in Armenia more efficient. The project is carried out in cooperation with the Fire and Rescue Department in Lithuania, and the target group is the Ministry of Emergency Situations/Armenian Rescue Services. The project will be initiated in April/May of 2020, last for two years, and cost SEK 12 million. Agreement with the EU is signed in March/April of 2020.
The project does not yet have a website.