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European Youth Week: Spotlight on Frida Svahn

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European Youth Week 2024 (12 - 19 April 2024) is an event organised by the European Commission every second year to celebrate and promote youth engagement, participation, and active citizenship all over Europe and beyond. In honour of European Youth Week, we will be publishing a series of interviews with young people in the field of civil protection.

By Knowledge Network – Staff member

Frida Svahn works in the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), which is responsible for issues concerning civil protection, public safety, emergency management, and civil defence. The work of MSB helps society prepare for major accidents, crises, and consequences of war. Svahn works as a project manager within the exercises section for civil preparedness where she is working with large-scale multi-sector cooperation exercises, crisis management exercises at European Union and international level, and supporting joint national authority exercises.  


How have you benefited from the Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network (UCPKN) as a young person? 

The Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network has broadened my understanding and perspective, through networking and training opportunities in civil protection and disaster risk management. It feels safe to have a hand on your shoulder and a network that enables us to share knowledge and best practices between EU countries. It's an interactive community, where everyone benefits from a lot of tools, training sessions, exercises, and more.


About the author

The Knowledge Network – Staff member

The Knowledge Network editorial team is here to share the news and stories of the Knowledge Network community. We'd love to hear your news, events and personal stories about your life in civil protection and disaster risk management. If you've got a story to share, please contact us.

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