Innovative tools in crisis management - Dependency of their success to enhance societal resilience from laws, policies, and institutional structures
Changing hazards and vulnerabilities constantly require adaptations and developments in crisis management. Opportunities for improving crisis management capabilities, by new technical and non-technical solutions are strongly influencedby context factors such as laws, policies, or institutional set-ups. They have influence on whether or not new solutions are implemented in crisis management, and can moreover determine, if the solution actually improves crisis management performances, once it has been implemented, or if it even promotes negative secondary effects. Resilience of a society is thus strongly dependent on these factors. A general assessment of the current legal and political framework of EU crisis management has been completed, while relevant laws, policies, institutional set-ups, and their interrelations are now being analysed in depth, regarding the implementation of specific tools in crisis management. This work is conducted in the framework of the EU-FP7 project ""DRIVing Innovation in Crisis Management and European Resilience"" (DRIVER), which aims firstly, at the development of a European test-bed enabling the benchmarking of new crisis management solutions, and secondly at the actual development of a portfolio of tools that improves crisis management at Member State and EU level.