CRISMART, a part of the Swedish National Defence College in Stockholm (SNDC), develops competence
and fosters knowledge about national and international crisis management. It builds bridges between
practitioners and researchers in an effort to strengthen the national and European crisis management
CRISMART consists of a core group of more than a dozen researchers at the Swedish National Defence
College as well as an international network of around 100 analysts in over ten countries. Doctor Eric Stern
leads this centre of competence.
One main area of activities is crisis simulations, exercises and decision-support designed for public
institutions and the networks they form. The scenario-building and lesson-drawing build upon primary and
CRISMART is active across numerous societal sectors and national systems, which produces a wide
experience of differences in crisis management structures. It frequently conducts inquiries and assessments
of performance by parts of crisis management systems in Sweden and abroad.
CRISMART is an end-user partner of the INDIGO FP7 consortium. It has been in charge in the project of the
study of a European Emergency Symbology Reference, the definition of end-user requirements, the
evaluation of the system on a real-world scenario (a terrorist attack on the Tegelbacken bridge in the centre
of Stockholm), and the organisation of the final workshop.
More information is available at http://www.crismart.org.