Dr. Timo Hellenberg
Dr. Timo Hellenberg is an Executive Director of Hellenberg International. He started as a researcher at the United Nations Department for Humanitarian Affairs (International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction) in 1994. He served as a Special Adviser (EU Affairs) to the Prime Minister of Finland (2003) and worked as a Head of EU Affairs at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.
Other assignments include: 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 Director: Finrusstroi Distance Learning Programme (2002-2003, EU Interreg IIIA), Project Director: The Northern Dimension Advisory Network (2003-2005, EU Interreg IIIA), Project Partner: Eurobaltic Civil Protection I (2003-2006, EU Interreg IIIB), Project Partner: Eurobaltic Civil Protection II, (2007, Interreg IIIB), Project Partner: Civil Protection Early Warning (2007, EU DG Environment), Project Partner: Critical Infrastructure Protection (2007, EU DG JHL), Project Partner: Protecting Adriatic Seaways (2007-2008, EU DG JHL), Project Partner: Municipal Response to Climate Change (2008, EU DG Environment). Project Director: Poseidon – Preventing Terrorism (2007-2008, EU DG JHL), Project Director: 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 (2014-2016, FP7).
Board member of the Paasikivi Society, Member of the Finnish-Russian Scientific and Technical Committee, Member of the European Security Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF), Chairman of the CIVPRO Civil Protection Network.
Grants: The Finnish Association of Non-fiction Writers (2011), the WSOY Literature Foundation (2011), the US State Department (2007), the US State Department (2006), the US State Department (2005), the Finnish Ministry of Defence (MATINE) (2003), the Finnish Ministry of Defence (MATINE) (2002), the August Ramsay Foundation (1997).