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807 Balt prev resilience the baltic everyday accident, disaster prevention and resilience project
  1. Rainar All
  1. Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency

Abstract

Background There are too many injuries and fatalities, caused by everyday accidents, in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) and EU.

The Balt Prev Resilience goal is to prevent and reduce the consequences of such accidents.

A key element in prevention and consequence reduction is improved learning from accidents and disasters, preferably already from minor everyday accidents.

Methods Balt Prev Resilience will enhance the learning and sharing of lessons. The project will introduce a process to achieve a common understanding of statistics, evaluation of experiences and sharing of evidence based knowledge and best practices.

Partners (forming a Project Steering Group):

  • Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), Project Coordinator

  • National Institute for Health and Welfare, Injury Prevention Unit Finland (THL)

  • Estonian Rescue Board, Estonia (ERB)

  • Frederikssund-Halsnæs Fire & Rescue Service, Denmark (FHFRS)

  • Main School of Fire Service Warsaw, Poland (SGSP)

  • Jelgava City Municipality, Latvia (JCM)

  • Karlstad, University, Sweden (KaU)

Results The project dialogue will involve a wide and diversified group of relevant BSR emergency and crises actors and stakeholders. There will be three thematic UNEP APELL type seminars, prepared with studies on the themes collection of evidence based knowledge, assessment of information and data and learning, and finally awareness raising and building resilience.

The result will be a development of everyday accident and disaster prevention policies, in respect to both man-made and natural disasters, which is of significant importance at local, national, BSR and EU levels.

Conclusions Balt Prev Resilience will contribute significantly to implement the Priority Area Secure of the EU BSRS Action Plan and the EU HNS Guidelines to enhance protection from emergencies and accidents on land, in accordance with the UN Hyogo Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction.

The project will be coordinated by a limited group of partners from BSR central and local government administration, research and training and civil protection services.

  • Civil protection
  • learning
  • best practice

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