Experts in civil protection mechanisms of 15 states to attend training course in Estonia

  • 2019-01-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Experts in civil protection mechanisms from 15 states are to participate in a week-long training course organized by the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences. 

The staff management course held by the Academy of Security Sciences as part of the EU civil protection mechanism

training program is to run from Saturday to Friday and host 20 experts from 15 states, spokespeople for the academy said, adding that the purpose of the course is to level and expand the experts' knowledge of staff management and coordination platforms used to communicate with stakeholders.

Collection, processing and communication of information are the cross-cutting themes of the course. Courses for experts are organized in cooperation with Swedish and Danish partners and are planned to run until 2020.  

Deputy director of the Academy of Security Sciences Vadim Ivanov said that he is delighted that the academy and its partners have embarked on such a challenging journey.

"The opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience in an international environment is an invaluable asset. It develops us all -- organizers, trainers and participators in the course -- both in a professional capacity as well as in terms of team work," Ivanov said, adding that as value added, the event also provides the organizers with the experience of coordinating an international course.

As part of the trilateral consortium, the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences is tasked with preparing, organizing and conducting the courses and developing the content thereof. In addition to Ivanov, the academy's steering group includes Ain Karafin, director of the academy's rescue college.

The academy's partners in the project include the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA). The next course will be organized by MSB and held from April 27 to May 3 at MSB College Revinge in Revingeby, Sweden.