The Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management
The Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management was established in November 2008 by Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC Finland) and the Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT).
The task of the Centre of Expertise is to develop civil-military cooperation (CIMIC) know-how in Finland and in crisis management operations and their preparation, as well as to create a clear framework for the cooperation between FINCENT and CMC Finland. The Centre of Expertise operates under the so called shared campus principle. The core of the Centre consists of the Finnish Defence Forces International Centre and Crisis Management Centre Finland that continue operating as administratively independent actors.
The Centre advances and develops the training in both civil and military crisis management, as well as general understanding of comprehensive crisis management. Its tasks also include research, publishing and seminar activities.
The Integrated Crisis Management course that was organised in autumn 2008 served as the pilot course of the Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management.
CMC Finland Crisis Management Centre
The Crisis Management Centre Finland is a governmental institution and a centre of expertise in civilian crisis management. The main tasks of CMC Finland are to train experts for international civilian crisis management and peacebuilding missions as well as conduct research focusing on civilian crisis management. Recruitment for international missions will be transferred from the Ministry of the Interior to CMC Finland during the year of 2008.
The responsibility of civilian crisis management is shared between two ministries in Finland: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for political coordination of civilian crisis management and decides in which missions Finnish experts may take part while the Ministry of the Interior is responsible for issues concerning national preparedness on a strategic level under which CMC Finland operates carrying out operational tasks of national preparedness.