Task C- Objectives and expected deliverables
The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) has been the first macro-regional strategy in Europe. Flagship project 14.3 aimed at joining forces and improve societal safety and security, by developing macro-regional risk scenarios and identifying gaps.
First, develop scenarios and identify capacity gaps in order to anticipate potential disasters in a macro-regional context. Second, to develop methodology for a macro-regional approach covering the potential major natural and man-made disasters, including developing tailored macro-regional tools for risk assessment. Third, to ensure better comparability between the national methods and approaches. Fourth, to ensure mapping of shared risks or types of risks, i.e. a collection of disasters, hazards, exposure, vulnerability and resilience data that has macro-regional relevance. Fifth, to reinforce disaster prevention and response capacity, as well as coherence and coordination between different institutions (e.g. host nation support). Finally, to create appropriate examples of good practice for different types of risk scenarios.
Actions and expected results:
C1: Kick-off workshop – detailed understanding and joint agreement on the methodology to be jointly applied to the macro-regional risk scenario/hazard and gap analysis. Detailed road map and time schedule to achieve the objectives.
C2: Draft study – A more consolidated understanding about the macro-regional approach to be developed and its challenges.
C3: Task C mid-term workshop. Understanding of the special challenges and benefits to develop a macro-regional approach. Clearer understanding of the similarities and differences of the national approaches in the macro-regional context, identification of best practises that should be developed into joint approaches.
C4: Finishing the study. A consolidated study identifying concrete follow-up actions, and adding a gap analysis to the previous analysis.
C5: Task C final workshop. Increased understanding of the theme but especially of three follow-up needs.
C6: Incorporating Task C results into the EUSBSR Flagship Project 14.3 final report. Clear understanding of the challenges, limits and promises of a macro-regional approach compared to EU and national/local level approaches in risk prevention.
1. Develop scenarios and identify capacity gaps in order to anticipate potential disasters in a macro-regional context
2. Develop methodology for a macro-regional approach covering the potential major natural and man-made disasters
3. Ensure mapping of shared risks or types of risks.