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Concept Governing the Pandemic eng

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.

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?

New Book: Civil Protection Cooperation in the European Union

Based on unique survey data and interviews in nineteen EU member states, this exciting new book by Sten Widmalm, Charles Parker & Thomas Persson explores the challenges the EU and its member states face in order to achieve more effective cooperation in the quest to better protect its citizens, namely in the critical field of civil […]

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 […]