The Hanaholmen Initiative

The Hanaholmen-initiative is a new cross-sector, bilateral crisis preparedness programme, which will strengthen civil preparedness in Sweden and Finland.

The programme will start in 2021 and is carried out in collaboration with the Swedish Defence University and the Security Committee in Finland with support from the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation and both countries’ governments.

The Hanaholmen Inititative: Press release published on the 7th of January 2021

The Hanaholmen Initiative: The Programme (January 2021)

The Hanaholmen Initiative: Joint statement by Prime Ministers Marin and Löfven (January 2021)


Prime Ministers Sanna Marin and Stefan Löfven: The initiative of Hanaholmen on deepening the cooperation between Finland and Sweden in civil crisis preparedness and protection is an excellent contribution to the further development of our current cooperation.