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The European Union as crisis manager – patterns and prospects
21 November 2013

The European Union is increasingly engaged in managing crises inside and outside Europe. Over the past two years, the EU has stepped up its capacities and is reorganising its toolbox to enable it to respond to escalating and complex crises.

The European Union as crisis manager: patterns and prospects


Towards new methods of governance in European crisis and disaster management? - Workshop
24 January 2012

This workshop discussed the pros and cons of EU governance and debated the possibilities of extending it to new policy areas linked to European crisis and disaster management.


Spotting 'the next one coming' - the EU's role in risk assessment - Workshop
9 November 2011

This workshop, in cooperation with the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) studied the challenge of assessing threat and risks at the European level.


Implementing the Lisbon Treaty's Solidarity Clause: Time for Action - Workshop
24 May 2011

This workshop focused on the possibility for an implemented Solidarity Clause to promote a more “coherent European risk management policy”, which is one of the main goals for EU internal security over the next few years.


Searching for solidarity: developing EU capacities for crisis and disaster management
24 March 2011

The Lisbon Treaty has provided the EU with a new legal framework that makes it better equipped to deal with crises and disasters, and speakers at a Policy Dialogue, organised jointly with the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), noted that bureaucracies are still struggling to adapt to the changing landscape of threats and risks.


On the receiving end: strengthening European preparedness for cross-border disaster assistance
15 December 2010

The launch of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ report on the legal framework for cross-border disaster relief highlighted how the International Disaster Relief and Initial Recovery Assistance (IDRL) guidelines and recommendations have been and will continue to be important contributions to the EU policy-making process, as discussed at a Policy Dialogue.


Reinforcing the Union's disaster capacity response
28 October 2010

With the number of disasters rising every year, it is vital to create a comprehensive, holistic European Disaster Response mechanism, said Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response at a breakfast briefing.


Improving Europe’s humanitarian assistance: lessons from Haiti and other crises
11 May 2010

Development Assistance Research Associates’ (DARA) Humanitarian Response Index plays a very useful role in evaluating good donor practice on the part of governments and the institutions, like ECHO, and throws up problems to be addressed, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue, held in cooperation with DARA.


What future for the EU in counterterrorism?
17 September 2009


Counter-terrorism and police cooperation: combining effectiveness with democracy
20 April 2007

Following the attacks in New York, London and Madrid, the EU’s counter-terrorism strategy has become a cross-cutting policy in all the EU institutions, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


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