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 capability.

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 secondary research.

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.

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