National crisis-management: Learning from Finland?

Mon 29 Feb 2016
Time: 10:00 Location: NUPI Language: English Available seats: 55
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New societal vulnerabilities and new risks and threats require an agile national crisis management organization.Finland and Norway have addressed these challenges differently. What can we learn from Finland?

New societal vulnerabilities and new risks and threats require an agile national crisis management organization. It must combine the need for clear division of competencies and command and control, with the ability to handle sector crossing challenges such as hybrid threats or cyber attacks. In the moment of crisis, confusion about roles and responsibilities must be avoided, while at the same time coherence and cooperation across sectors may be a precondition for success. Finland and Norway have addressed these challenges differently. What can we learn from the Finnish experience in this regard?

Program 10:00–12:00:

The Finnish Crisis Management Model:
Colonel Risto Kolstela, General Secretary of the Secretariat of the Security Committee, Finland

The Norwegian Crisis Management Model:
Per Olaf Torkildsen, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

Moderator: Karsten Friis

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This seminar series is organized in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence and NATO Public Diplomacy Division.