Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)

We have a responsibility to support society's preparedness for accidents, crises and civil defense.

  • Program Type

MSB primarily supports applied, needs-oriented research. The aim is to generate practical applicable research findings that will lead to an increased ability to solve societal problems. MSB research covers a wide field and encompasses several disciplines and is carried out in cross-sector and international context.

PPRD East 3 Inter-Agency coordination and public awareness in the Swedish crisis management system

Our mission

The MSB is responsible for issues concerning civil protection, public safety, emergency management and civil defence as long as no other authority has responsibility. Responsibility refers to measures taken before, during and after an emergency or crisis

We work

  • via knowledge enhancement, support, training, exercises, regulation, supervision and our own operations
  • in close cooperation with the municipalities, county councils, other authorities, the private sector and various organizations
  • to achieve greater security and safety at all levels of society, from local to global
  • The Swedish Government steers the MSB via a body of instructions and an annual appropriation. The instructions specify the MSB's responsibilities and tasks. The appropriation specifies the objectives and reporting requirements, as well as the resources allocated for MSB administration and MSB activities.

    Future Phases

    Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


    Let’s Get Started.

    To apply or join the program, please submit an application.