Public discussion: "An Elephant in the Room? Societal Security around the Baltic Sea"
The Latvian Institute of International Affairs in partnership with the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and the Centre of International and Regional Policy has launched a new project: “Societal Security in the Baltic Sea Region: Expertise Mapping and Raising Policy Relevance”.
Within this project, LIIA is pleased to announce the first public discussion: “An Elephant in the Room? Societal Security around the Baltic Sea”. It will take place on 24 August 2017, from 15:30 till 17:00 at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Kruunuvuorenkatu 4, Helsinki, Finland.
Do we pay enough attention to societal security and resilience? The public event will serve to discuss the role of societal security in Nordic and non-Nordic countries. While societal security is universally relevant, it is often overlooked in non-Nordic societies. The discussion will raise awareness of non-Nordic countries’ security concerns and discuss how Finnish and other Nordic experience could be applicable in non-Nordic settings.
The video recording of the event will be available on the LIIA website afterward.
The “Societal Security in the Baltic Sea Region: Expertise Mapping and Raising Policy Relevance” project will seek to learn from Nordic best practices in societal security research and develop non-Nordic research and expertise on this issue, contributing to more informed political and expert debates on societal security in the Baltic countries, Poland, Northeast Russia and Belarus. It will also provide recommendations for policy-makers and experts for continued work on this issue.
More about the project read here.
The project is carried out by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs in cooperation with the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA), Finland and the Centre of International and Regional Policy (CIRP), Russia. It is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Published 24 August 2017