Emergency preparedness

Community protection and preparedness are about ensuring that the whole of society can cope with both minor and major accidents and crises. Emergency preparedness is intended to protect the lives and health of the population, society's ability to function and the capacity to uphold basic values such as democracy, the rule of law and human rights.

Responsible for emergency preparedness

Responsible minister

Anders Ygeman
Anders Ygeman Minister for Home Affairs

Responsible ministry

News about emergency preparedness

  • Assignment to Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency to increase people’s knowledge regarding preparations for crises and situations of heightened alert

    The Government has instructed the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency to develop national information materials containing concrete tips for what every private individual can do to prepare themselves for crises and situations of heightened alert, and to increase knowledge of the information influence that may be exerted on people in Sweden. To strengthen the preparedness of the whole of society, planning for civilian defence continues on an ongoing basis at the agencies that have a particular responsibility before and during situations of heightened alert.

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