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SAPEA Report “Crisis Management in the EU”

The European Union is confronted with an increasing number of crises with growing complexity, causing suffering and other devastating consequences. Improving crisis management has become an essential issue for protecting and enhancing present and future wellbeing in the EU and globally.  In response to this challenge, the Scientific Advice Mechanism to the European Commission – […]

Now Available: Panel Recordings of the ‘After the Deluge’ Conference

This fall we successfully hosted an international conference, bringing together academics, researchers and practitioners to discuss lessons from current crisis management research to prepare institutions for threats. Panelists from sixteen countries joined online and in-person to debate current findings in the field and share their research, insights and experience from the Covid-19 pandemic and past […]

Principled or pragmatic? The two approaches leaders can take during a drawn-out crisis

Political leaders can adopt two broad approaches in managing a protracted crisis like COVID-19. Some, like Boris Johnson, opt for a principled approach; others, like the Dutch government, take a pragmatic one.   The choice is not simple, say Arjen Boin (Leiden University) and Martin Lodge (LSE), and the best policy may be to combine […]

Crisisplan: Proud partner of the INTREPID project

Crisisplan is a proud partner in a very ambitious project: INTREPID: Intelligent Toolkit for Reconnaissance and assessmEnt in Perilous InciDents.  INTREPID is an EU-funded project that aims to help first responders with the challenges they face when they arrive at complex and dangerous disaster zones. To further discover how INTREPID aims to provide first responders with a platform that will […]

New book (free access): Governing the Pandemic

The book Governing the Pandemic (authored by Arjen Boin, Allan McConnell and Paul ‘t Hart) analyzes how different countries handled the COVID-19 crisis. The authors formulate lessons for resilient response systems.

Call for Abstracts: PUPOL International Conference

We would like to invite you to the fifth PUPOL International Conference: ‘Leadership in Progress: New Avenues in Studying and Developing Public and Political Leadership‘ 16-17 April 2020 in The Hague.

Creeping Toward Crisis

Policymakers are often surprised by the sudden emergence of a crisis. In hindsight, it is then discovered that signals of the impending crises had been long present. They could have seen it coming, or so the idea goes. Where and how do these creeping crises develop? Can they be detected?