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A national system

The national risk assessment and regional assessments add up to a national system. The risk assessment identifies the various risks threatening people, the environment, property and critical systems and services that the authorities need to prepare for in all their activities. The risks are also assessed from the perspective of climate change adaptation.

National risk assessment

The national risk assessment is underpinned by the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, which obliges all Member States to regularly assess risks that may create a need to request civil protection assistance from other Member States. A national risk assessment is prepared in Finland every three years. The current risk assessment serves preparedness and contingency planning extensively and covers the threat scenarios presented in the Security Strategy for Society.

Regional risk assessments 

Regional risk assessments, which pay closer attention to the threats or incidents specific to each region, were prepared simultaneously with the national risk assessment. The objective of the regional risk assessment work is to focus on risks with significant regional impacts.

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National risk assessment
Preparedness is the rescue services’ basic task
Civil defence protects the civilian population
National risk assessment 2018 (in Finnish)