This Brief explores the various dimensions of women in conflict. Beyond the prevailing narratives that tend to portray women primarily as victims – and men as perpetrators – they can also actively engage in civilian life, partake in combat, and help pave the road to peace.
Crisis rooms – Towards a global network?
Book - 24 April 2014
Amir Mahmoud Abdulla, Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Catherine Ashton, Christine Beerli, Arjen Boin, Christian Dietrich, Magnus Ekengren, Florence Gaub, Eva Gross, Julia Manchin, Agostino Miozzo, Antonio Missiroli, Agnieszka Nimark, David Nyheim, Patryk Pawlak, Albert R. Ramdin, Mark Rhinard, Andrea Ricci, Catherine Sheahan, Dong-ik Shin, Thierry Tardy, Pierre Vimont
edited by Patryk Pawlak, Andrea Ricci
In recent years, the EU’s crisis management policy has gradually broadened in range and scope, as it seeks to adapt its response mechanisms to the increasingly complex crises facing the world today.
In this regard a major role is played by crisis coordination centres or ‘crisis rooms’ which are generally perceived as secluded high-tech locations where huge TV monitors and computer screens collect and process data, imagery and information from the outside world in real time, and convey their findings to decision-makers 24/7.
This book brings together key elements from an international conference devoted to challenges and opportunities for cooperation between crisis rooms that was organised by the European External Action Service in December 2013. The conference brought together perspectives from leading regional and international organisations and represented a major stepping stone as well as a springboard for the ongoing efforts of crisis responders worldwide to establish their own ‘security community’.