The GSS Project

GSS - Gränsöverskridanden Samverkan för Säkerhet (Cross-border Security Collaboration) is a project under the Interreg Sweden-Norway 2007–2013.

The project, focusing on attractive living environment, aims to develop skills, techniques and procedures to be able to deal with joint crisis management and security-threatening situations in the Mid-Northern border areas. Mid Sweden University and The Nord-Trøndelag University College are in charge of the project.

The project is based on the problems, difficulties and challenges within the field of emergency rescue and security that the project collaborators and the remaining project stakeholders are currently experiencing in their activities. Problems with security and safety are in many respects particularly accentuated in border areas.

The overall aim of the GSS is to contribute to increased security, and doing so contribute to improved quality of life, both for the permanent population of the border country as well as for visitors, temporarily staying in the area. The aim also includes increased opportunities to save lives and improve health, and to limit damage to the environment and material (financial) assets.

The project involves the county, police, sector agencies and companies. The project is carried out in close collaboration with the project Gränslös Geografisk Information, GG II, (boundless geographic information) and its partners. GSS will be carried out between 2010 and 2013 with a total budget of approximately 500 000 Euro.

 The GSS Website