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 – […]
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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 […]
The European Journal for Security Research is organizing a special issue on COVID-19, with guest editors Prof. Dr. Rahel Schomaker and Prof. Dr. Stefan Braum. Have a look at the Call for Papers here .
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 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 […]
Collecting the lessons learned for the management of creeping crises
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.
A new book on an intriguing phenomenon: the Creeping Crisis (with various case studies)
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.
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?
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