NEEDS Project holds Multiplier Event in Hamburg dedicated to civil security practitioners  

On 14-15 December 2022, the NEEDS project consortium, led by the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), held a Multiplier Event in Hamburg, Germany to introduce the project to civil security practitioners and experts from across the region. The event was hosted by a project partner, the Hamburg Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS).

The Needs-based education and studies in societal security (NEEDS) project aims to address the skills gap and mismatch between the societal security education and the knowledge needs in the field. The project brings together Higher Education Institutions and practitioners to work on furthering better, internationalized, needs-based education and studies in societal security.

The Multiplier Event in Hamburg was the first of two events organised by the NEEDS project consortium. The event provided an opportunity for the project partners to showcase the project’s outputs and to receive input from practitioners and experts in the field. The project partners discussed specific outputs, such as an Online Community and Policy Recommendations, in workshop-style sessions.

Participants at the event were able to contribute their feedback and shape the development of the project. The project partners will use the input gathered at the Multiplier Event to better develop the online community and policy recommendations. Participants are also encouraged to join the online community and make use of its outcomes.

The event was attended by civil protection and security experts and practitioners from across the Baltic Sea Region, as well as colleagues from partner organizations. The Multiplier Event was held back-to-back with the UBC Safe Cities Commission meeting and the PA Secure Steering Group Meeting.

The NEEDS project consortium is committed to fostering collaboration between higher education institutions and practitioners in the field of societal security. The Hamburg Multiplier Event was an important step towards achieving this goal.

For more information about the NEEDS project, please visit the project webpage.