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Enhancing the EU's Transboundary Crisis Management Capacities: Strategies for Multi-Level Leadership

Objective

The European Union (EU) is facing the daunting prospect of transboundary crises: threats that escalate across national borders and policy domains. EU member states must collaborate to address these crises. EU governance can play a pivotal role in facilitating a joint response. But does the EU have the institutional leadership capacities to deal with transboundary crises?
The response to the financial crisis – a textbook example of a transboundary crisis – revealed deep problems with crisis leadership, including conflicting diagnoses, regulatory gaps, unclear political jurisdictions and responsibilities, a lack of problem solving capacity, and blame-shifting. Growing euroscepticism has been directly related to the EU’s role during this transboundary crisis.
This project outlines the institutional requirements for effective and legitimate crisis leadership in the face of transboundary crisis. We define crisis leadership as a set of strategic management functions, including the detection of impending threats, the collection and sharing of information, the coordination of partners, and the communication to the public about the crisis and the response.
The project analyses the capacities of political leaders in EU institutions and member states to fulfill these leadership functions. It will pinpoint the existing and required capacities to support these functions. It investigates the crisis management capacities of individual political leaders, and EU institutions. It explores the effects of political leadership on the member state level and studies how crisis management capacity is exercised in various policy sectors.
The project will result in recommendations for effective and legitimate crisis leadership. It establishes a ‘crisis management capital index’ that allows for an evidence-based assessment. It proposes strategies to build support for transboundary crisis management in a multilevel system, reconnecting citizens with an idea of what the EU can do for them.

Call for proposal

H2020-EURO-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-EURO-SOCIETY-2014

Coordinator

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Net EU contribution
€ 662 002,00
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50

Participants (7)

CRISISPLAN BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 343 938,00
Address
Frambozenweg 123
2321 KA Leiden

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 308 596,00
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 600,00
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 276 700,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT BARCELONA D ESTUDIS INTERNACIONALS, FUNDACIO PRIVADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 224 459,00
Address
Calle Ramon Trias Fargas 25 Campus De La Ciutadella
08005 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 127 830,00
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania

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Region
Isole Sicilia Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 252 581,00
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TAENKETANKEN EUROPA (TAENKETANKEN)
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 84 103,00
Address
Amagertorv 29a 4 Th
1160 Kobenhavn K

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00