The need of societal co-operation at the national level - a brief mapping of the need to co-operate in armed aggression, international operations and extraordinary situations


  • Beausang Peder
  • Carling Christian
  • Hartoft Percy
  • Wahlberg Maria

Publish date: 2002-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--0465--SE

Pages: 56

Written in: Swedish


The purpose with the report is to promote new ideas to the ongoing reform work of the co-operative structures among involved societal actors. The need to co-operate with others is pronounced in armed aggression and extraordinary situations. It appears to be small differences between these two events concerning planning and preparedness. Many interviewees have indicated that there might be enlarged needs to co-operate in extraordinary situations, although the amount of interacting organisations is unchanged. The need to co-operate seems to be dependent on the role and tasks to a greater extent than to what kind of societal situation is at hand. International operations may also raise certain needs for co-operation. The actors in this specific situation are not the same as in war or extraordinary situations and the co-operative pattern looks different. The report illustrates good examples concerning co-operation and exercises. The report also discusses new types of co-operative structures and ideas for deeper studies in the area.