Interesting call for papers: European Governance of Health Crisis and Disaster Management

Amsterdam Law School is organising the ‘European Governance of Health Crisis and Disaster Management’ symposium on 6 and 7 December 2018.

The Transboundary Crisis: Why we are unprepared and the road ahead

Modern society is increasingly facing a transboundary threat environment. More and more crises emerge from faraway domains. This development challenges the pillars on which modern response systems rest. In this new article, Arjen Boin explores the challenges and explains why we are not ready to deal with these transboundary crises. The article concludes with a […]

Arjen Boin shares insights during conference in Japan

Last week, Arjen Boin attended the second conference of the International Network of Disaster Studies in Morioka, Japan. He shared his insights on the Transboundary Crisis: crisis which will be hard to manage in the near future, due to the complexity of our systems and agreements, quick escaltaion phases and the absence of clear (policy)domains […]

First ZONeSEC pilot demonstration coordinated by Crisisplan

Crisisplan coordinated the first pilot demonstration of ZONeSEC, an FP7 project dedicated to developing an integrative and affordable solution for the surveillance of large critical infrastructures. The ZONeSEC team recently deployed the developed system at Acciona (highway operator in Spain) and demonstrated different technologies for detecting and localizing illicit patterns of activity. Check out the […]

Crisisplan organized a discussion on future Dutch crisis management

On Wednesday April 3rd, Crisisplan organized an interactive event regarding the future of Dutch crisis management. Over 50 crisis professionals, all experts in their fields of expertise (e.g. police, safety regions, critical infrastructure), attended the event and participated in the discussion. The event was held in the headquarters of the Dutch calamity hospital. Arjen Boin […]

International Network of Disaster Studies organises conference in Japan

From July 17-19 the International Network of Disaster Studies will have its second conference. The theme will be Landscape-Scale Disasters, Emergency Response, and Regional Recovery. Iwate University, has generously committed to host this conference from July 17-19, 2018, in its home city of Morioka, Japan. Morioka is located about two hours north of Tokyo by […]

Crisisplan supports groundbreaking NATO initiative in Jordan

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) launched a Defence Capacity Building Project on “Enhancing Jordan’s capacity for Crisis Management, Continuity of Government and Exercises” on Monday 19 February 2018. The three-year project will assist the Jordanian National Centre for Security and Crisis Management in achieving full operational capability, and will enhance Jordan’s capacity in national […]

Are EU institutions ready for transboundary crises?

Crisisplan participates in the TransCrisis H2020 project and on March 6, 2018, the project partners organize a conference in Brussels. Crisis management has become a central theme in debates about reinvigorating the European Union. However, what is the readiness of EU institutions to deal with crisis? What lessons can be learnt from experiences of crisis […]

Introducing the CrisisHub: A revolutionary software platform for strategic crisis management

We proudly present our new software platform: The CrisisHub Building on the insights of practitioners, we created a platform that is uniquely tailored to serve the strategic level in public and private organizations. The CrisisHub helps to create situation reports for the strategic level. It offers checklists for strategic decision-making. And it contains crisis simulations […]

New Tool: Surveying Transboundary Crisis Management Capacities

The rise of transboundary crises appears inevitable. This type of crisis poses new and hard challenges to organizations and networks. How to assess whether your organization is ready? The answer is found in this blog by Arjen Boin, Lavinia Cadar and Maureen Weller: The Rise of Transboundary Crises: Surveying Crisis Management Capital  

R&D for Search and Rescue (The INACHUS Project)

        Crisisplan participates in a number of EU-funded Security and Innovation projects. INACHUS, a H2020 project dedicated to helping Urban Search and Rescue workers, recently held a pilot demonstration in Lyon, France. We collapsed an old factory building and used the rubble pile to demonstrate the project’s wide area surveillance tools (drones, laser […]

Announcing 3rd Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies, Amsterdam, 21-23 March 2018

After two conferences in Denmark, this exciting new European group is taking its conference to Amsterdam. More information in the attached PDF. Or visit NEEDS2018.  

An overview of academic literature on crisis leadership

In this article, Cristine de Clercy and Peter Ferguson nicely summarize and discuss the research literature on crisis leadership.   ABSTRACT Leadership in Precarious Contexts: Studying Political Leaders after the Global Financial Crisis Cristine de Clercy * and Peter A. Ferguson Department of Political Science, Western University, London, N6A 5C2, Canada; E-Mails: c.declercy@uwo.ca (C.d.C.), p.ferguson@uwo.ca (P.A.F.)   A series […]

In memoriam: Henry Quarantelli (giant in the field)

Today, we received the sad news that scholar and gentleman Henry Quarantelli passed away. He laid the groundwork for the study of disaster and crisis management.   Here is the message from his colleagues at the Disaster Research Center:   Dear Colleagues, We are writing with some very sad news. We are sorry to tell […]

Panel EU Crisis Management June 1-2, Leiden University

The Dutch-Belgian Political Science Meeting will be held in Leiden. One of the panels is on crisis management and the EU. MANAGING TRANSBOUNDARY CRISES IN THE EU Convenor Prof. dr. Arjen Boin (Political Science Institute, Leiden University) Contact person and email Donald Blondin, Political Science, Leiden Univ. (d.b.blondin@fsw.leidenuniv.nl); Wout Broekema, Public Administration, Leiden Univ. (w.g.broekema@fgga.leidenuniv.nl) […]

Does Social Trust Inspire Confidence in EU Crisis Management? Apparently not

EU Crisis Management capacities have grown stealthily yet impressively over the past decades. An intriguing question is whether this growing role is legitimate. A Swedish-US team consisting of Thomas Persson, Charles Parker and Sten Widhalm researched the question. Spoiler alert: the answer is perhaps not what you think it is…. Excellent article in Public Administration. […]

Second Edition “Politics of Crisis Management” book out now!

We proudly announce the second edition of the Politics of Crisis Management book. This ideas in this book have been well received in the world of strategic crisis management. We use the same framework, but it is thoroughly updated with new findings & recent examples! Available from Cambridge University Press or any other good book store.

Sanneke Kuipers new editor of Risk, Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy (RHCPP)

Congratulations to Crisisplan colleague Sanneke Kuipers! Sanneke is the new editor of this fine journal. See PDF for more information.

New Special Issue: “Designing Resilient Institutions for Transboundary Crisis Management”

A special issue of the journal Public Administration investigates the various challenges that beset modern government as it tries to (re)design institutions in the light of transboundary threats. For an overview of articles, click here. The introduction written by editors Arjen Boin and Martin Lodge can be found here.  

After Brussels: Moving forward by building transboundary crisis management capacity

In today’s world of refugee crises and terrorist attacks, the EU member states are increasingly going it alone. Arjen Boin, Mark Rhinard and Magnus Ekengren argue that backtracking from integration is the wrong strategy. To protect our society, member states must collaborate to build transboundary crisis management capacities. See the TransCrisis blog on the Brussel […]