INSPIRE Knowledge Base

SEMA

Description
Organisation: 
Swedish Emergency Management Agency
Acronym: 
SEMA
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
The Swedish Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) co-ordinates the work to develop the preparedness of Swedish society to manage serious crises. SEMA works together with municipalities, county councils and government authorities, as well as the business community and several organisations, to reduce the vulnerability of society and improve the capacity to handle emergencies. The Swedish Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) supports the bodies responsible for emergency management, especially county administrative boards and municipalities, which have a special role with overall geographic area responsibility.
Formal Mandate: 
National Government
Mandate: 
SEMA should be able to give support to other public actors, i.e. municipalities, county councils and government authorities. SEMA does not have an operative role and does not take over any responsibility from other authorities.
Activities: 
The support that SEMA is able to provide in the event of a crisis may include advice and expert support within areas such as crisis communication and management methodoligy. SEMA should also assist the Government Offices with updated situation reports. To carry out this task, the authority has an established network of county administrative boards, central authorities and others that may be affected by or have knowledge of an emergency situation. SEMA also co-ordinates the planning, resource allocation, follow-up and evaluation of work within the area of crisis management. Furthermore, SEMA collects knowledge through horizon scanning, strategic analyses and research to develope sociaty's emergency management.
Membership: 
Swedish central government agency
Typology: 
Sectorial
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    National
    Sweden
    Societal Sector
    central government
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Environmental application domains
    Man-made Hazard Management, Hazardous waste Management, Drought Prevention and Management , Forest Fire Prevention and Management , Floods & extreme weather Prevention and Management, Health Prevention and Management
    Primary Business
    Public safety