VILNIUS – The Lithuanian government on Thursday approved legislative amendments paving the way for establishing a national crisis management center (NKVC).
The center would function as a structural unit of the Office of the Government and would become the pivotal operational-level institution engaged in the management of crises and emergencies, the government said in a press release.
The structure of the NKVC will include a situation center, which will operate on a 24/7 basis and will continuously monitor the threats to Lithuania’s national security interests.
In case of a crisis or an emergency, the NKVC will ensure the management of these situations and will also coordinate the prevention of national security threats and the activity of state reserve managers, as well as strategic communication of the state pertaining to national security.
According to the press release, the NKVC will also be tasked to ensure the activities of a National Security Commission and to coordinate mobilization of non-governmental organizations and volunteers at national level.
The center will also organize national and international-level crises and emergencies management exercises.