In recent years, we have been living in an almost permanent state of crisis, and it has had a profound impact on European societies. Modern crises cross borders and sectors, and have cascading and overlapping effects on populations, economies and environments.
Evidence shows that trust is an important factor in crisis management. It increases citizen cooperation with government regulations and recommendations and encourages citizens to use more prosocial options in social dilemmas.
Three recently published reports will give the impulse to this conversation:
- SAPEA Evidence Review Report “Strategic crisis management in the EU”
- Scientific opinion from the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission “Strategic crisis management in the EU”.
- Statement from the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies “Values in times of crisis: Strategic crisis management in the EU”.
This session is free and open to all but particularly suited for Irish and European policy makers, academics working on trust and crisis management and civil society representatives active in crisis management and prevention. This session is also going to be streamed online in case you can’t join the conference in person.
The session will be followed with a networking reception.
This session is co-organised by the Royal Irish Academy and is a part of the PERITIA final academic conference “Rethinking Policy, Expertise and Trust”. PERITIA is an EU-funded project investigating public trust in expertise.
Our session is just a part of a big conference, so when registering you can choose to attend only this session or the entire conference as well. If you are interested, register now!
Prof. Dominika Latusek-Jurczak, SAPEA working group
Prof. Alberto Melloni, Chief Scientific Advisor to the European Commission
Prof. Pete Lunn, Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland
Denis Naughten TD, Galway/Roscommon
Alison O’Connor – Journalist and broadcaster