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Leadership communication: simulation of a disaster in Chambery

The objective of this exercise was to be able to carry out the good practices resulting from the guide developed in the context of the CRISPRO project. The main theme of the exercise was related to a natural risk and a climate-induced episode of heavy rainfall. The exercise was related to caring for vulnerable groups in the affected community and minimising the chemical and radiological risks completing the scenario. The international cooperation visit and table-top exercise took place in Chambery (13-14 April 2022). This event was convened within the project Security and Protection through Knowledge Synergies (CRISPRO). Organisers of the event are two partners of the project consortium as follows:

  • ISEMI or the International Security and Emergency Management Institute, a Slovakian-based think-tank and security policy organisation and,
  • SDI73, The SAVOIE Fire and Rescue Services (ICS SDIS73 CRISPRO), a public organisation, is in charge of prevention, protection and fight against disasters of all types.

Objectives of the event: prevention and assessment of civil protection risks, Preparedness of safeguard measures and emergency response organisation, Protection of peoples, goods and environment, and Emergency relief to victims of accidents or disasters and their medical evacuation.

The animation team of evaluators and mentors (about ten people) was provided by the SDIS 73. In addition, the members of the CRISPRO network were requested to facilitate the sequences relating to the reminders of the good practice guide developed in the context of this project. All the necessary mapping was available on the web applications, and paper copies were also provided. The exercise participants were placed in a support function to the local authorities in terms of crisis management. They developed the entire organisation and coordination of the emergency intervention approach. The acting partners anticipated and followed up a list of necessary actions with different services/authorities.

By exercise agreement, the rules for local relief organisations were those of the INSARAG system in the context of international support.

This exercise provided an opportunity to use the good practice guide and extend it if necessary.

Comprehensive security networking system in Finland

The Finnish concept of comprehensive security means that society’s vital functions are secured through collaboration between the authorities, the business community, organisations and citizens. 

In the spirit of the Finnish crisis management approach, representatives from Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Finland unwrap a series of topical discussions concerning the role of various actors in ensuring greater resilience of the societies during the technical advisory board meeting on 28 March 2022 in Helsinki.

Ms Ilona Hatakka highlighted the vital functions of the individuals, society and global environment as follows: leadership, psychological resilience, functional capacity of the population and services, economic infrastructure and security of supply, internal security defense capacity and international activities.

In addition, Mr Jari Honkanen (EU and International Affairs Unit, Department for Rescue Services of the MoI, Finland) outlined that ensuring the protection of the civilians is a combination of rescue tasks in prevention and quality reaction, including various rescue services and inhabitants‘ preparedness activities.

Another good example of securing the continuity of the society’s critical economic functions and technical systems was presented by Ms Hanna Havumäki from the National Supply Agency of Finland. Participants of the working meetings discussed opportunities for conducting public-private partnerships for mitigating the consequences of societal disruptions by securing stockpiles.

However, professional skills, fairness and reliability are core values for any response emergency centre, concluded the participants who followed the concise presentation of the senior expert Juha-Veli Frantti. Furthermore, modernisation of services and technological upgrades and legal amendments and educational advances are critical for maintaining quality early warning and emergency responses, concluded participants of the workshops.

The influx of refugees and common migration policies were specific topics of the dialogue meetings of the Migration Offices from Slovakia and Finland and the Finnish Immigration Authorities.


Consultations on the CRISPRO risk assessment tool

Capacities vs vulnerability are two ground functionalities promoted by the online risk assessment tool of the CRISPRO team. Consultations from Ferrol (4-5 February and 17-18 March) were followed by a webinar with the Czech partners of the initiative (21.3.2022). A group fo young ciris managers discussed the importance of thorough analyse sof vulnerability and evaluation of mathcing capaicties for ensuring greater security and safety of communities and vital societal functionalities.

Essential points of the assessment tool are

  • to sress on the interdependency of modern therats,
  • to focus on the need for economic and societal efficiency,
  • to promote adoption to changing nature of communication means,
  • to examine the challenges in the contex of community response practices
  • to stress on the high impact of the eventd driving system adaptations,
  • tpo link the system adapnations to policical and economic provsions,
  • to determine changes in structural and non-structural measures.

The upgraded version of the etool will be available for working parties of the project by end of April, though we are planning a public launchj of the tool for across municipal crisis managers by end of June 2022.

In case of ineterst to participate the offline e-tool consultations in Savona in June 2022, please contact us on terzieva@isemi.sk

Young Crisis Magers in Ferrol

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Multi-risk investment optimization

Building Forest Resilience

Modelling Crisis Phenomena Lab

Public spaces amidst pandemics

Dr Timo Hellenberg, CEO of Hellenberg International, presents table-top exercises crowd management models – vulnerability in risk analyses.

Anthropogenic threats and trust of citizens

Security and trust of citizens are challenged by new social phenomenons of the extremism and security of students at schools. Leaders fail or prove their professional approach in the event of a disaster or extraordinary situation that disturbs the regular community sets. The following case study presents the case of the school shooting at a Finnish school.

Pandemic and multi vulnerabilities

Trends of new shocking crises are raising a greater number of questions to what extent we can react to massive and shocking cross border pandemics and what to do first. We learn from our approaches, that laws and regulations are creating the foundations of disaster management actions, however, the critical issues can be answered by nobody but the integrated and coordinated approaches on a local level. The case study below stresses the foremost issues, protecting the most vulnerable and preventing them from further development of social and economic instability in the event of evolving contagious human diseases.

Disruption of telecommunications

Natural phenomena and cyber agents are drivers of large-scale disorders of the social and economic activities in our communities. The case study below demonstrates the practical experience of dealing with summer storms that affected also the data transfer and electricity utility networks in Finland.

Case Studies Benchmarking

Sharing Good Practices and Lessons Learned

Case Study Benchmarking

In support, this document describes a benchmarking method for assessing previous emergencies at home and abroad. As a result, we can evaluate each step of the emergency cycle and evaluate how our system would behave in a similar situation and draw conclusions and make recommendations on what should be changed or developed/enhanced.

The basic philosophy of resilience leads to CRISPRO case study benchmarking: The ability of an individual, a household, a community, a country or a region to prepare for, to withstand, to adapt, and to quickly recover from stresses and shocks without compromising long-term development prospects. We would like to contribute to developing a new approach for building resilience. Notwithstanding, CRISPRO benchmarking weight up the resilience-centred concept as an opportunity to bring together political dialogue, humanitarian and land use or urban development work and priorities in a comprehensive, coherent and effective approach to achieve better results on the ground.

Reconnaissance at open spaces

Lt. Gen. (ret) dr. Leonardo Leso talks about the most serious and frequent threats to public order that come from groups of antagonists / radicalised immigrants or extremists and football hooligans.