Date, Time

Tuesday, 5 June, 11.00-12.30 @ Black Box

Tuesday, 5 June, 13.30-15.00 @ Seaplane Harbour

 

Moderator

Mr Christer Pursiainen,  Professor of Societal Safety and Environment, Department of Engineering and Safety, Faculty of Science and Technology, Arctic University of Norway

 

Speakers

Mr Siim Kallas, Municipal Mayor of Viimsi, Former Vice-President of the European Commission

Mr Torbjörn Lindström, Development Manager, Southwest Finland Emergency Services

Mr Teemu Niemelä, Lieutenant Senior Grade, Finnish Border Guard

Ms Else Timms, Funding Strategist, Strategic Planning and Analysis Unit, Swedish Coast Guard, representing the PA Secure flagship project Balex Delta 

Mr Jonas Westerberg, Consultant to Swedish Coast Guard and Project Manager of DiveSMART Baltic

Mr Arya Honarmand, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)

 

Moderator for demonstration @ Seaplane Harbour

Mr Jürgen Krempin,  Head of International Cooperation, Hamburg Fire and Rescue Service

 

Description

Does your work involve international cooperation? Then this inspirational session is for you. The session focuses on various types of exercises as tools for achieving results in different initiatives. The exercise format for cooperation is somewhat unique today, and in the EUSBSR it can only be found in Policy Area Secure and Policy Area Safe, but for post-2020 BSR cooperation new innovative approaches are needed to achieve objectives in different areas. 

The exercise experiences are presented by flagship initiatives in PA Secure and PA Safe. The focus is also on the life-cycle of an exercise as a whole: from the identification of a need to planning, the implementation of the exercise, evaluation and how the results are applied and disseminated in order to improve practice. The need for cooperation, exchange of resources, knowledge and best practice is also highlighted, as well as the security aspects involved. The session has two parts. The first is a discussion where the methodology of the exercises is deliberated – benefits, challenges, how the results are used and how theory and practice are connected (90 min seminar at the Forum venue). The second part is a live demonstration of an exercise with vessel(s) and divers (90 min outside the Seaplane Harbour).

 

Contact

Ms Nina Jernberg, Policy Officer, PA Secure, EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR)

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Moderators

Mr Christer Pursiainen,  Professor of Societal Safety and Environment, Department of Engineering and Safety, Faculty of Science and Technology, Arctic University of Norway

Christer Pursiainen previously worked in leading management and research positions in such institutions as the European Commission DG Joint Research Centre, JRC, the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (Ispra, Italy), the Council of the Baltic Sea StatesCBSS (Stockholm, Sweden), Nordregiothe Nordic Centre for Spatial Development (Stockholm, Sweden), the Russian-European Centre for Economic PolicyRECEP (Moscow, Russia), the Aleksanteri Institute - Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, UPI-FIIA (Helsinki, Finland).

 

Moderator for demonstration @ Seaplane Harbour

Mr Jürgen Krempin,  Head of International Cooperation, Hamburg Fire and Rescue Service

Jürgen Krempin is the Head of International Cooperation at the Hamburg Fire and Rescue Service. He has worked in the Ministry of the Interior and Sports in various positions (including Central Staff for Disaster Management and Course Director within the EU Civil Protection Mechanism) for more than 30 years. He has broad-ranging experience in the fields of Disaster Management, Civil Military Cooperation and Flood Protection. In his position at the Hamburg Fire and Rescue Service Jürgen is responsible for several EU projects (e.g. the CBSS project From-Gaps-to-Caps and the INTERREG project HAZARD). Furthermore, he is a lecturer in International Disaster Management at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. He holds a Diploma in Public Management.

Speakers

Opening speaker, panel discussion

Mr Siim Kallas, Municipal Mayor of Viimsi, Former Vice-President of the European Commission

Siim Kallas is the Municipal Mayor of Viimsi and former Vice-President of the European Commission. Most recently he served as European Commissioner for Transport. Before that he was European Commissioner for Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud. In both roles he was also Vice-President. He has served as the Prime Minister of Estonia, the Estonian Minister of Finance, the Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs and a member of the Riigikogu. He is a member and former leader of the free-market liberal Estonian Reform Party and was Vice-President of Liberal International. Today he is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Tartu.

Mr Torbjörn Lindström, Development Manager, Southwest Finland Emergency Services

Torbjörn Lindström has been the Development Manager at the Southwest Finland Emergency Services in Turku since 2012. His duties include strategic planning, service level monitoring, quality management and self-assessment development, as well as the management of national and international projects. He is one of five Fire Chiefs in Command within the on-call system in the rescue services. He is the leader of the ‘Joint Exercises and Communication in Emergencies’ work package in the HAZARD project 2016-2019.

Mr Teemu Niemelä, Lieutenant Senior Grade, Finnish Border Guard

Teemu Niemelä has worked for the Finnish Border Guard for over 25 years. His career in the FBG has comprised different posts at Coast Guard stations and on board Coast Guard vessels in the Gulf of Finland Coast Guard District from 1993-2016. He is currently working at FBG Headquarters as a project advisor and the leader of the ‘Operational plans and standard operational procedures for SAR operations’ work package as part of the ChemSAR project.

Ms Else Timms, Funding Strategist, Strategic Planning and Analysis Unit, Swedish Coast Guard, representing the PA Secure flagship project Balex Delta 

Else Timms’ usual line of work for the Swedish Coast Guard is external funding strategies. In 2012 she started working directly on a diving project, and has stayed in this line of work since then, now serving as coordinator of the DiveSMART Baltic project.

Mr Jonas Westerberg, Consultant to Swedish Coast Guard and Project Manager of DiveSMART Baltic

Jonas Westerberg has been involved in diving his whole life. He has been a professional diver for more than 30 years and has run a number of diving companies. He now works full-time for the Swedish Coast Guard as a project manager on the DiveSMART Baltic project.

 

Updated 14.05.2018