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Risk and Security Governance Studies within Baltic – Nordic Academic Community of Practice
Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Feb 28, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Under the framework of the project we will develop a collaborative network of partner higher education institutions (HEIs) aiming to consolidate fragmented knowledge, information and expertise in the area of risk and security governance. Each partner HEI has already developed very specific competence in the field of risk assessment and security governance that could be tied and integrated into curricula to strengthen governance capabilities in the Baltic-Nordic region. Project integrates different competencies that come from different countries in the region. This collaborative network will serve as a source for education and research projects among the HEIs. One of the key results of this network will be the development of interdisciplinary curricula in the area of risk and security governance. This curricula will be based on the study of regional security issues in order to find common challenges to address and on the ways risks and security issues are perceived in a societal context. Certain problems, such as as global warming, shortage of energy resources, migration, religious extremism and terrorism with nuclear or biological weapons, etc. pose risks that are created by people. Therefore risk and security governance splits into two fields of studies : risk prevention and security enforcement (crisis management). Curricula comprises the set of modules and will focus on 3 risk and security governance areas : Assessing and understanding risks; Managing risks and security; Risk communication. These curricula will consist of modules developed by the HEIs based on the specific competencies and research expertise of each partner. Each module will be developed by an international and interdisciplinary team. Innovative teaching methods and blended learning technologies will be utilized for the development of curricula. Partner HEIs will be able to utilize developed curricula or separate modules based on the needs and specific target groups within their country. An open access (virtual) Risk Laboratory will encourage cooperation of researchers and trainers and will serve as a tool for exchange of information and results of research, statistical data, reports, scientific literature, etc.
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