Crises expose the vulnerabilities of society. Crises are caused by a variety of risks such as (natural) disasters, major accidents, diseases/outbreaks, failure of the critical infrastructure, terrorist attacks and social unrest (fuelled by (social) media).
Governments and emergency management services take measures to assure regional, national and international security. Due to the multidisciplinary character of contemporary crises, multidisciplinary cooperation between various governmental and non-governmental actors is essential. Various ministries on the national level cooperate closely during the emergency response phase. At the regional level safety regions play an essential role in crisis management. Municipalities, police, fire and medical aid organisations work closely together during disaster and crisis response. Together with crisis management partners they provide essential expertise and resources.
ISR Europe supports government organisations actively on an operational, tactical and policy decision making level, equips them with the necessary organisational structure and skills to effectively cooperate and deal with the crisis management issues they could face.
Through expert advice and tailored training and exercises ISR Europe supports organisations in preparing for potential disasters and crises. We consider distilling lessons learned from exercise and incident evaluations as an essential aspect of the preparatory process.