Aftermath Crisis Management System-of-systems Demonstration Phase I

Crisis Management Initiative - CMI (FI)

Description of organisation

CMI is an independent non-profit organization established in 2000 by President Martti Ahtisaari, after his term as President of the Republic of Finland.

CMI's work is centered on issues critical to creating sustainable peace and making a strategic contribution to the capacity of local, regional and international actors operating in war-torn and fragile societies.

CMI emphasizes action and results. We seek practical solutions and innovative strategies, tools and approaches that can be used by practitioners and policy-makers alike. Our unique approach is based on in-country and thematic projects, and applied policy research to influence decision-making and to shape policies.

Main tasks attributed

CMI participates in the analysis of crisis management framework and policy, as well as task and mission analysis, focusing on external ESDP civilian dimension of crisis management. CMI also brings knowledge of systems already in use.

Previous experience relevant to the tasks

  • Information-sharing models and interoperability in national, cross-border and international CM, research project 2007-2008
  • "European Security: A High Level Study on Threat Responses and Relevant Technologies" (ESSTRT) - funded from PASR 2004
  • Information Technology in CM - programme since 2002 bringing together governments, international organisations, NGOs and private sector to develop solutions to enhance CM and interoperability
  • Governance out of the Box- project since 2005. A multi-stakeholder project developing an ICT-based 'toolkit' that would help quickly to build up the administrative functions in countries in crisis.
  • FP7 project FORESEC 2008-2009. A European wide participatory foresight project on Europe's evolving security, its drivers, trends and scenarios, funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme.