Policy Area (PA) ‘Secure’ focuses on protection from land-based emergencies, accidents and cross-border crime.
PA Secure promotes a comprehensive and coherent approach to reduce trans-boundary vulnerabilities and to build common capacities for societal security in the Baltic Sea region. PA Secure activities are related to four areas: better risk assessment and crisis management, building up resilience and prevention towards emergencies and threats at the local level, enhancing effective cooperation in protecting human beings against criminal threats and preventing serious crime through developing efficient framework for law enforcement cooperation.
All actions will be oriented to enhancing the well-being of individuals while ensuring full respect of fundamental rights and freedoms, in line with the principles which lie at the foundation of the whole policy area:
• save human lives as well as protect physical and psychological integrity of human beings;
• protect public and individual properties against destruction, serious damages or illicit transfer;
• preserve vital public functions by protecting critical infrastructure.
PA Secure is coordinated by Sweden and Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat.
Read more about the PA Secure at their website