Upcoming: Expert Debate on "Governing after Crisis: Flood Response and its Legacies" to be held on 15 December in Belgrade
The RRPP expert debate entitled "Governing after Crisis: Flood Response and its Legacies" is organized on 15 December, 18-20h, at the AEROCLUB, Belgrade.
It constitutes a part of a conference: "Crisis Governance – Dealing with Floods in the Balkans. Cases of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia" and follows a one-year empirical project on crisis management in the Balkans during and after the massive floods in 2014.
While exploring the answers to one of the pressing questions – "What prevented institutions from acting when a massive flood wave hit Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia in May 2014" – the project participants found out that the systemic neglect of water management and rescue institutions had been caused by clientelistic forms of government and that the officials had not anticipated damage on such a scale.
The debate will be thus guided by the following questions:
- What are the most lasting legacies and the effects of the flood response in the region?
- Has the flood crisis in the Balkans led to an improvement of crisis governance mechanisms and transparency of a decision making process?
- Can civil society compensate for a weak state during the crisis and in its aftermath?
- Do the regimes learn from a crisis and what are the characteristics of this process?
Moderation: Dragana Obradovic, BIRN
- Sanneke Kuipers, University of Leiden, Netherlands
- Samir Agic, Ministry of Security, Sector for Civil Protection, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Vedran Horvat, Institute for Political Ecology, Zagreb, Croatia
- Dusan Pavlovic, Member of Parliament, Serbia
- Tim Clancy, Senior Researcher and Social Activist, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The registration for the event is possible under serbia@rrpp-westernbalkans. by 12th December. net
For further information please see the debate flyer.