The project CriseIT 2 – Implementing Future Crisis Management Training will contribute, through knowledge and tools, to a continued digitalization in the crisis management field as well as an increased across-the-border collaboration in crisis management, in the border regions of Varmland in Sweden and Hedmark in Norway. CriseIT 2 continues and develops several of the insights, tools and methods that were the result of the project CriseIT.

Expected outcomes of the project are increased crisis preparedness among public actors through the use of flexible, frequent, varied and adapted crisis management training and exercises developed in the project. Easy sharing and reuse of exercises in the long run means more effective use of public resources. Companies that partake in project results (exercise basis, tools, method support, etc.) can develop new products and services in the crisis management field.

One expected long term effect of CriseIT 2 is that the project consortium shall become a leading actor in research, education and development of skills in the field of digital crisis training.

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WP1: Bank of exercises

CriseIT(1) placed foundations for ”easy training”, through the development of ICT supported training tools and a holistic methodology for the whole training process. This foundation will be built upon in CriseIT 2 through the development of training content. CriseIT 2 will extend the database of training goals with activities and scenarios that are relevant for across-the-border crisis management training.

WP 2: Learning and evaluation

Important steps to gain effect from exercises are systematic evaluations, strategies for long term learning and conditions for the successful implementation of gained knowledge. Work package 2 aims to describe methodological work approaches that ensure quality of design, implementation and evaluation of digital crisis management exercises, repatriation of gained knowledge to organizations and the use of method in education. Close collaboration with participating municipalities is key in the work package, in the whole crisis management exercise chain, and as study objects for observation.

WP 3: Streamlining of the exercise process

The main goal of WP 3 is the development of concepts for planning and implementation of exercises (distributed, synchronous and asynchronous), and the evaluation of effects of exercises (learning) measured through scientific criteria. The results will contribute to users of project methods and tools being able to get the best possible basis to implement exercises with the greatest possible exchange of knowledge over time.

WP 4: Continued development of tools

The work package aims to continue development of CriseIT tools: MeTracker, the crisis exercise tool (krisövningsverktyget), APärm and DSS. To simplify for users, WP 4 will also address boundary interfaces between tools. This means that the possibility to export and import data between tools will be evaluated and specified.


CriseIT 2 – Implementing Future Crisis Management, is a collaboration between:

  • Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences,
  • The Centre for Societal Risk Research at Karlstad University,
  • Information Systems at Karlstad University,
  • The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB),
  • AppieMode AB,
  • EON Reality AS,
  • The County Governor of Innlandet,
  • The County Administrative Board of Värmland,
  • The municipalities of: Arvika, Eda, Säffle, Årjäng, Hamar and Våler.


CriseIT 2 – Implementing Future Crisis Management Training is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Interreg Sweden-Norway, area Inner Scandinavia, task area Innovative environments.

Swedish project owner: Karlstad University
Norwegian project owner: Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
EU-support: 319 460 €
Governmental IR-support:168 905 € (1 351 242 NOK)
Total budget: 1 169 951 €
Project timeframe: 1 Jan 2019 – 31 Dec 2021
Contact: Monika magnusson, (Sweden)
Bjørn Tallak Bakken, (Norway)


The project CriseIT was conducted between 2016-2018 with the goals of developing tools and methods for crisis management training and reducing border-regional obstacles for good crisis preparedness. CriseIT 2 continues and develops several of the insights, tools and methods that were the result of the project CriseIT.