The Baltic Sea Region Methodology for Risk and Capability Assessment – A First Approach

Civil protection in the Baltic Sea Region: Current state and the cross-border dimension

Pub. Feb 1, 2017 Published February 1, 2017

The FROM GAPS TO CAPS project started off with the question “Do we have the capability/capabilities needed to deal with the risks we are currently facing?.”
This report gives an overview of relevant aspects of the civil protection systems involved, differences and similarities and identify main challenges and opportunities for improvement with a special focus on cross-border dimensions (of both risks and capabilities). First, existing capability assessment approaches
in the EU and the Baltic Sea Region (5 Nordic countries, 3 Baltic countries, Poland and Germany) are described along with approaches used in the UK and the Netherlands.

Furthermore, results from the questionnaire completed by the project partners are presented and opportunities for improvements with focus on cross-border dimensions are given. Finally, the report is supplemented by the Baltic Sea Region Methodology for Risk and Capability Assessment and a paper on possible future opportunities for risk and capability assessment in the Baltic Sea Region.