The project started off with the question “Do we have the capability/capabilities needed to deal with the risks we are currently facing?.”
Based on first conclusions of our first seminar, we now publish the final report on national capability assessments and risk assessments which is accompanied by a survey which was filled in by all project partners. This report gives an overview of relevant aspects of the civil protection systems involved, differences and similarities and identifies 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 BSR (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.
Please go here to download and access the full report and the two additional papers.