Hellenberg International has acknowledged success record in assisting public and private entities in critical infrastructure protection, crisis management and related civil security projects. All our senior fellows have each minimum of 25 years of experience in Finnish government service.
Our senior team has been contracted by the European Commission (DG Home Affairs, DG Enterprise, DG Environment), the United Nations, several governmental agencies and other regional organizations. We have worked with major European corporations such as SAAB, Airbus, Finnair Plc and Siemens.
Pioneering Security Research
Project Director: Baltic Information Service Unit (1998-2000, EU Interreg IIA), Project Co-Director: Hungarian EcoForum (1999-2000, EU and the Finnish Ministry of Environment), Project Manager: Finrusstroi Distance Learning Programme (2002-2003, EU Interreg IIIA), Project Manager: The Northern Dimension Advisory Network (2003-2005, EU Interreg IIIA), Project Researcher: Eurobaltic Civil Protection I (2003-2006, EU Interreg IIIB), Project Researcher: Eurobaltic Civil Protection II, (2007, Interreg IIIB), Project Researcher: Civil Protection Early Warning (2007, EU DG Environment), Project Researcher: Critical Infrastructure Protection (2007, EU DG JHL), Project Manager: Protecting Adriatic Seaways (2007-2008, EU DG JHL), Project Partner: Municipal Response to Climate Change (2008, EU DG Environment). Project Manager: Poseidon – Preventing Terrorism (2007-2008, EU DG JHL), Project Manager: Aether - Air Passenger Transport Security in Case of CBRN Threat by Terrorists (2009-2011, EU DG JHL), Project Partner: Analysis of Civil Security Systems in Europe (2012-2014, DG Enterprise), Project Partner: Project Mappers – Mobile Applications for Emergency Response and Support (2013-2015, Civil Protection Directorate), Project Partner: RAIN – Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks of Extreme Weather Events (2014-2017, FP7), Project Consultant: Critical Infrastructure Resilience Index (2016, Finnish Ministry of Defence, MATINE), Project Partner: Towards an Arctic Business Possibilities Strategy (2016-2017, Government Council of Finland), Project Partner:CBRN Mall (2019-2021, EC Internal Security Fund).
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Exceeding Your Expectations
Hellenberg team has designed, executed and disseminated several landmark projects. These pioneering public-private initiatives are still regarded as state of the art masterpieces by the European Commission, the European governments and other clients.
Dr Timo Hellenberg
Timo Hellenberg, (Dr.Pol.Sc., M.Sc.Econ.) is a CEO of Hellenberg International Ltd. He is internationally well acknowledged security expert and government advocate.
He has served as a Special Adviser (EU Affairs) to the Prime Minister of Finland and adviced several governmental agencies in Europe, the United States, Russia and the South-East Asia.
He has had a two decades academic record within International Relations and Political Science at the University of Helsinki and the University of Tampere.
Countering Radicalisation and Extremism
“Roots and Routes of Democracy and Extremism – A broad based dialogue on the development of democracy and extremism in countries with large Muslim populations”. Within this process of European and American institutions the most recent meeting of thirty scientists, engineers, analysts, and other security-oriented specialists from six countries took place in December 10-12, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland. This workshop focused on the convergence of violent extremism and radiological security. Discussions focused on regional and national trends, particularly in politically unstable areas where extremists and disenfranchised groups could access radiological sources and use these sources as weapons of terrorism. This was the third international workshop in which Hellenberg was working with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concerning global concerns about the activities and intentions of individuals or dissident organizations that threaten security in a number of countries.
Preventing Terrorism and Creating Maritime Safety
The “Project Poseidon – Preventing Terrorism in the Maritime Regions” started in the beginning of April, 2009, and lasted for two years. Project included one year applied research project and full scale governmental exercise involving Finnish and Swedish governments (table top exercise at the Cabinet levels and full scale exercise at the Viking Line Gabriella ferry). Project was funded by the European Commission Directorate-General Justice, Freedom and Security under the Programme for “Prevention of and Fight against Crime” (EPCIP 2008). See the Poseidon final publication (introduced at the EC Working Party on Counterterrorism).
Securing Air Traffic against CBRN Terrorism
The aim of the “Project Aether – Air passenger transport security in the case of CBRN threat by terrorists” was to investigate situation awareness and decision making at the European Union level in the case of a complex CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) threat-related crisis situation on board an airplane. The project also sought to identify prevention capacity against the use of CBRN material. These aims were achieved through a careful analysis and simulation of an open-ended scenario with several development lines. Project was a combination of 2 year applied research and full scale table top and live exercises involving EU SITCEN and several Member States. The final conference was arranged at the European Parliament, more than 80 participants attended the conference, mostly from the Parliament and European public organizations active in the field of security.