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 – consisting of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors and SAPEA – and the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies are presenting policy recommendations to improve crisis management frameworks.
Arjen Boin was one of the contributors to the evidence-based SAPEA report “Strategic crisis management in the EU”. The report provides a unique, interdisciplinary and comprehensive overview regarding the state of knowledge on strategic crisis management and the different ways in which this may be improved in the European Union. It can be found here.
The Scientific Opinion of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors also presents details policy recommendations based on the evidence. An important gap in science advice for policy has been filled and this report can be the basis for much further academic work on the topic. More information is found through this link.