30 April 2024, 12:00 – 16:00 CET

After interviewing over 110 public sector decision-makers involved in making hard decisions during the Covid-19 pandemic – including people working in municipalities, local health care, schools, and civil society organizations – we are now analysing our data in search of repeatable formulas for robust crisis governance.

On 30th April between 12:00 – 16:00 CEST, join us as we unveil our latest research in 4 open sessions, where you – our audience – will be invited to join the conversation and share perspectives.

Join any (or all!) of our sessions, led by our researchers:

🔸Session 1: Jacob Torfing/Eva Sørensen – Professors at Roskilde School of Governance, Roskilde University
🔸Session 2: Tiziana Caponio – Professor of Dynamics and Policies of Migration, University of Turin
🔸Session 3: Steven Nõmmik – Junior Researcher, Ragnar Nurkse Dept. of Innovation and Governance – TalTech – Tallinn University of Technology
🔸Session 4: Chiara Russo – PhD Researcher, Dept. of Political Science, University of Antwerp

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16-18 April 2024

Led by Jacob Torfing and Tiina Randma-Liiv, the ROBUST project hosted five sessions on Robust Crisis Governance in Turbulent Times at this year’s IRPSM in Tampere, Finland. Presentations on adapation and innovation in crisis governance, legitimacy, configurations of multi-level governance, forms of hybridity during different types of crisis, the interfaces needed for societal intelligence and much more demonstrated the breadth of papers coming out of the project. The consortium thanks the many engaged participants, who made for great discussions.

5-6 Oct. 2023

The ROBUST consortium met for two days to finalize oue nine country studies of crisis governance during COVID-19, the 2015-16 refugee crisis, and the 2008-09 financial crisis. These country studies are crucial input to the theorization of how multi-level governance, hybridity, and societal intelligence condition robustness. Moreover, working together on these reports is a great way for the group to become integrated. (The wonderful Italian autumn didn’t hurt either!)

11 May 2023

Pracitioners and other researchers from crisis management and public administration joined us to discuss the core ideas of the ROBUST project as well as the framework developed through interdisciplinary literature reviews. A key takeaway from the frank discussions was the added value vis-a-vis resilience approaches: Whereas resilience is about restoring the pre-crisis state, robustness is to embrace crises as moments for innovation (“building back better”).

6-7 Oct. 2022

The ROBUST consortium met to kick off the project at the Roskilde University campus in Trekroner, Denmark. The two day meeting focused on the scientific vision of the project and the overall plans to be implemented. The discussion were serious (after all, it’s an ambitious project with many moving parts) but the vibe was great.