The TransCrisis project (full name: Enhancing the EU’s Transboundary Crisis Management Capacities: Strategies for Multi-Level Leadership) aims to understand transboundary crises, and is guided by the question of what makes transboundary crisis management effective and legitimate. The project will analyse the role of political leadership in managing transboundary crises, as well as the crisis management capacities of specific EU institutions across different policy domains. Within this context, TransCrisis will:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the critical factors that determine whether transboundary crisis management is effective and legitimate;
  • Explain how political leadership may provide effective and legitimate crisis management in a multilevel system;
  • Analyse the formal and informal crisis management capacities of EU institutions (the European Commission, the Council, the Parliament and EU-level agencies);
  • Assess crisis management capacities across the financial, social, and environmental European policy domains that are prone to transboundary crises;
  • Explain how multi-level responses to the financial and other transboundary crises affect the legitimacy of EU institutions, leaders and policies;
  • Disseminate findings through innovative outreach strategies aimed at national and EU-level leaders;
  • Establish a real and virtual network for a sustainable interaction between research and practice on the EU’s transboundary crisis management capacity beyond the duration of the project.

Crisisplan BV’s role in this project is to:

  1. Formulate an analytical framework and a subsequent codebook that will be employed by project partners in researching transboundary crisis management in the EU.
  2. Analyse the empirical findings from the research-based work packages and develop a comprehensive overview of the EU’s key resources and challenges in managing transboundary crises.

For more information on the TransCrisis project, please contact us. This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 649484.

Please visit the TransCrisis website.