Terrorism and transboundary crisis management

In Europe, national leaders have always been more willing to integrate economies and societies faster than integrating their crisis management systems. As a result, the development of Europe’s crisis management systems has not kept up with the speed of integration. This gap is easily and immediately exposed in times of crisis. Examples abound: think of the Mad Cow crisis (BSE), the ash crisis, the pervasive financial crisis, the refugee flows and now terrorism once again.
We consider what it takes to explain this gap and to fill it using sensible crisis management integration strategies. For more on this question, here a recent blog post.