A strategy has been devised for cross-sector exercises at national
level and regional level in the field of civil protection and emergency
preparedness. This overarching strategy outlines the pre-conditions
and procedures that are considered common for public authorities.
Moreover, it is intended to function as a unifying concept within
which strategies for Sector Exercises can be accommodated.
The strategy aims to facilitate the direction and coordination of
exercises in order to contribute to the enhancement of societal
emergency preparedness. It also provides the opportunity to direct
and coordinate the participation of Swedish public authorities in EU
and international exercises.
The strategy emphasises the need for interaction and interplay
between Cooperation Exercises (exercises that aim to enhance cooperation
between societal sectors) and Sector Exercises. The intention
is to reinforce their reciprocal effects and thereby efficiently help to
enhance society’s emergency preparedness capacity. Furthermore, to
achieve this mutual effect exercises need be evaluated so that their
results can be followed up.
The strategy provides a basis for annual, more detailed directions as
well as long-term directions of cross-sector exercises at national and