Civil Security and the European Union: A survey of European civil security systems and the role of the EU in building shared crisis management capacities
The security challenges that European states face – now and in the future – are daunting. Increased complexity of critical infrastructures, climate change, extraordinary technological innovation, international power shifts, cyber-attacks, energy shortages and environmental degradation create new and unforeseen challenges.
In addition, Europe faces ‘conventional’ yet very demanding civil security
challenges in response to natural disasters, industrial accidents and terrorist threats. Traditional approaches and systems for crisis management may become insufficient in the face of these threats. Europe will therefore increasingly need to cooperate with neighbours, regional organisations, civil society, the international community and private sector.
Authors: Arjen Boin, Raphael Bossong, Vera-Karin Brazova, Federica Di Camillo, Frédéric Coste, Han Dorussen, Magnus Ekengren, Evangelos Fanoulis, Hendrik Hegemann, Timo Hellenberg, Zelimir Kesetovic, Emil Kirchner, Sanneke Kuipers, Alessandro Marrone, Piotr Matczak, Elisande Nexon, Ylva Pettersson, Mark Rhinard, Visnja Samardzija, Dominika Szalankiewicz, Paola Tessari, Alessandro R. Ungaro, Pekka Visuri