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Strategic crisis management in the EU

Improving EU crisis prevention, preparedness, response and resilience

About the topic

Improving EU crisis management has become an essential issue for protecting and enhancing the present and future wellbeing of EU citizens.

Strategic crisis management must extend its scope beyond emergency response. It must include crisis prevention, preparedness, and resilience in the face of crises.

The Group of Chief Scientific Advisors has been mandated – in response to its own initiative – to develop a scientific opinion that will present recommendations for a coherent, comprehensive, cross-sectoral EU strategic policy and operational framework for crisis management.

Focusing on the systemic approach required by the complex nature of threats and their impacts on society, this scientific opinion provides policy recommendations on how the EU can improve its strategic crisis management and could better prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. This scientific opinion informed by the SAPEA Evidence Review Report is delivered together with a Statement Values in times of crisis: Strategic crisis management in the EU by The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) on 22 November 2022.

Advice and related documents

Scientific Opinion – Strategic crisis management in the EU (November 2022) informed by SAPEA Evidence Review Report

Executive Summary – Strategic crisis management in the EU (November 2022)

One page Summary – Strategic crisis management in the EU (November 2022)

Scoping paper - Strategic crisis management in the EU (June 2021)