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About the Center

The European CBRNE Center initiates, coordinates and participates in national and international research and development projects. The purpose of the projects is to improve preparedness and management of CBRNE incidents. The Center also performs commissioned training exercises.

The European CBRNE Center is made up of six partners: Umeå University, Umeå municipality, Västerbotten County Council, The National CBRN Defence Centre of the Swedish Armed Forces, The Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), and The Swedish National Fortification Agency. The Center is ran by a board with representatives from all partners.

The Center’s partner organisations contribute expertise and infrastructure to the different projects. The European CBRNE Center is located in the KBC-building on the Umeå University campus.

The Center’s primary goal is to increase societal safety through interdisciplinary collaboration and the exploitation of the unique infrastructure available at FOI, Region Västerbotten, the Swedish Armed Forces, and the university’s different institutions.