Baltic Sea Challenge at the SIPRI conference 11-12 June
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden organise an international conference 'Managing complexity: Addressing societal security challenges in the Baltic Sea region’ on 11–12 June 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.
The conference discusses how best to provide safety for citizens and build effective resilience in the face of various contingencies, ranging from climate change to terrorism and major infrastructural disruptions.
The transnational nature of many of the societal security challenges requires regional cooperation. The conference explores best practices and lessons learned from the national and regional approaches to deal with societal security challenges and also examines existing gaps in knowledge, capacity and collective responses.
The conference provides a platform for constructive dialogue and innovative thinking on how to further build on existing institutions and frameworks for collaboration to address the societal security challenges faced. The Baltic Sea Challenge and the local level work implemented and encouraged more than a decade by the cities of Helsinki and Turku is presented at the session 'Baltic Sea Action Plan: efforts for a healthy Baltic Sea’. This session will focus on the discussion of the implementation of the HELCOM's Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP): its progress, challenges and achievements.