About Nexus

NEXUS is a research project that has received support from SAMRISK II program in the Research Council for the period 2014 to 1st of July 2017. See research proposal. SAMRISK II program aims to "increase knowledge about threats, risks and vulnerabilities, how incidents can be prevented and crisis management be strengthened, while fundamental human rights and privacy is protected".

NEXUS deals with "The next disaster. Collaboration, risk communication and action capacity in Norway after the 7/22 terror". The main objective in NEXUS is to assess to what extent lessons from 7/22 attack has been converted into concrete actions to increase community safety and preparedness. Key Questions for Programme include:

  • How have conclusions from 7.22 commission was transformed into concrete action at the different levels? (Is it addressed fundamental challenges?)
  • Which actors perceived as drivers to implement measures through concrete actions?
  • Have lessons of 7/22 led to changes in the culture of the actors involved in civil protection and emergency preparedness?
  • What conditions support or hinder risk communication, cooperation, coordination and action force and between the players?

NEXUS controlled from NTNU / SINTEF participants from NTNU, SINTEF and Safetec. The project will be interviewing among others Ministry of Justice, The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection, The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM), Police Directorate, County Emergency Managers, Police and key players in South Tr√łndelag and Western Finnmark.

Performed Activities

Arranged the Nexus "International Workshop / Seminar" in Trondheim at the 3rd of September 2014. (1. Agenda, 2. Rollenhagen - Safety Culture, 3. Sarriegi - The Nexus project)

We have interviewed: The Ministry of Justice, The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection, The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM), Police Directorate, County Emergency Managers, Police and key players in South Tr√łndelag and Western Finnmark.