EPSA event

Crisis Management

16 September 2022
9.00 - 15.00 CET

About the event

Recent health crisis and natural disasters have highlighted the urgent need for effective crisis management to increase preparedness and capabilities for response. In this workshop, we will present EU policies and initiatives, and discuss opportunities and challenges of transboundary crisis management.

Programme and speakers

9.00 – 9.15

Welcome and introduction

9.15 – 10.00

What is crisis management?



10.00 – 11.00

Instruments of crisis management in the EU

Integrated Political Crisis Response (IPCR)

Gabriela Gillstedt,

Council of the European Union, General Secretariat

Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM)

Julia Stewart-David,

European Commission, Civil Protection Horizontal Issues ECHO.B.1

11.00 – 11.15


11.15 – 12.00

Supporting Member States in crisis management



12.00 – 13.00

Lunch break

13.00 – 14.00

Crisis management in practice

Civil protection and disaster relief in Slovenia

Sandra Martinič,

EU and International Division, Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief

Risk and crisis management in practice: The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) as tool for preparedness and performance in times of crisis

Goran Pastrovic,

Senior Expert in Quality Management, EQUILIBRIUM.INT

14.00 – 14.45

Transboundary crisis management: opportunities and challenges

Lydie Cabane,

Assistant Professor, Leiden University (tbc)

14.45 – 15.00



End of workshop

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