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PRIMO Risk Management Award for the City of Utrecht

The city of Utrecht received the PRIMO Risk Management Award for their excellent organisation of Le Grand Départ de Tour de France 2015. On the 9th of December 2016, chairman of PRIMO Nederland, Michel Bezuijen, handed over the award to the mayor of the municipality of Utrecht, Jan van Zanen. The choice for Utrecht was based on the ‘excellent’ in the evaluation report […]

The Institute for European Studies

In preparation of the Malta Think Tank ‘From Global to Local’ PRIMO agreed to a dedicated partnership with The Institute for European Studies to address and elaborate the specific theme of climate change. This institute within the University of Malta is focused on multi-disciplinary teaching. It runs an evening Diploma course, as well as full-time courses leading to the Bachelor of […]

Uncertainty

By Jack Kruf A week ago, the United Kingdom voted for Brexit. ‘We are out’. The buzzword last week was  ‘uncertainty’, coming from the mouths of thousands of politicians, citizens and business leaders. The last seven days it was by far the most mentioned issue, word, context with huge consequences for the market. ISO defines risk as ‘the effect of uncertainty on […]

Partnership for Good Governance

RISKOSOFT and PRIMO signed an agreement to strengthen good governance of public organisations and companies, starting the 1st of July 2016. Pascal Lele, general director of RISKOSOFT, John O’Dea, Secretary General of PRIMO and Jack Kruf, President of PRIMO, signed the agreement last week in Brussels. In recent years almost all types of organisations are confronted with the principles of good governance, […]

PRIMO enters KnowledgeHub

The European organisation PRIMO enters the Knowledgehub as partner of UDITE, The European Federation Local Authority Chief Executive Officers. This unique online platform: Offers open, restricted or private groups for public service conversations. It has over 1,500 groups, including officers, elected members, researchers, policy makers, suppliers, teachers, volunteers and many others, talking, sharing and solving public sector issues together. Enables professional groups, membership bodies and associations […]

UDiTE and PRIMO renew their cooperation across Europe

PRESS RELEASE Ronny Frederickx President of UDiTE – the European Association for Local Government Chief Executives – and Jack Kruf, President of PRIMO – the European Public Risk Management Organisation – signed a cooperation 2015/2016 agreement during an executive meeting of both organisations held in Antibes, France on the 24th of April 2015. The agreement focuses on the merging and […]

Tarification sociale de l’eau

PRIMO France Près d’une vingtaine de collectivités retenues pour l’expérimentation Un décret, publié au Journal officiel du 16 avril, fixe la liste des dix-huit collectivités et groupements de collectivités retenus pour participer à l’expérimentation, prévue par la loi Brottes sur l’énergie du 15 avril 2013, en vue de favoriser l’accès à l’eau et de mettre en œuvre une tarification sociale […]

La collectivité dans la Troisième Révolution Industrielle

3 mars, 2015, PRIMO France Vers une nouvelle revolution industrielle La Première Révolution Industrielle naît de technologies mécaniques utilisant la vapeur d’eau comme force motrice, permettant l’essor de transports rapides et augmentant la vitesse de communication tout en réduisant les coûts d’impression. Locomotives, presses rotatives et linotypes sont quelques-uns des outils mis à disposition, et ont favorisé l’alphabétisation de masse […]

Preparar al sector público para la gobernanza de riesgos

La gestión de riesgos ocupa un lugar cada vez más importante entre las prioridades de los gestores públicos. En un contexto como el actual, en el que los organismos públicos persiguen la máxima eficiencia, diversifican sus herramientas de servicio público y desarrollan múltiples colaboraciones, la gestión de riesgos se ha convertido en un elemento ineludible para la correcta gestión pública, ya que consigue […]

Risikoledelse… en kommunal opgave

Forord Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Indenrigs- og sundhedsminister “Kommunale ledere tager hver dag beslutninger, der indebærer risici. Det vil sige beslutninger, der medfører usikkerhed af betydning. Det kan være risici for borgerne, for lokalsamfundet eller for den kommunale organisation selv. Risiko er ganske enkelt en præmis, når fremtiden er uvis. Eller sagt på en anden måde: At træffe betydningsfulde beslutninger på et usikkert […]

The economic problem of organizational risk appetite

Door Arie de Wild In our current era of major global challenges and worldwide crises the human race is contin- uously searching for solutions to the fundamental economic problem of how to determine which aims should be pursued and how limited resources ought to be allocated. Economics as the science that studies “human behavior as a relationship between ends and […]

Nuclear Energy, Risk, and Emotions

 By Prof.dr. Sabine Roeser * The pictures of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima are in our minds and are updated daily. People from around the world feel compassion for the Japanese, who have had to cope with a triple disaster: earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident. At the moment of writing this piece, it is far from clear how the latter of […]

EIPA Seminar Risk Management & Internal Control

Key Items of Good Governance for Local Governments Rescheduled for April 2014 For PRIMO members: a reduce fee! Target group This seminar is designed for civil servants of local governments with an interest in two important items of good governance: risk management and internal control. Of course, other stakeholders involved in control systems, such as local politicians, are also invited to […]

Environmental Risk Management

By Harvard Business Review This report has been written derived from the responses of the HBR survey on this issue, this in cooperation with Zurich, FERMA and PRIMO. Notice that on the 26th of June a webinar will be held. Increasing attention to environmental risk Overwhelmingly, our survey responses tell us that European organizations—companies, largely, but also a sprinkling of […]

The Big Beautiful Municipality?

By Harrie Scholtens Seconded National Expert at European Institute of Public Administration(EIPA), former City Manager of Middelharnis/Goedereede, The Netherlands. He writes this article on personal title. Times are changing. In every society this will happen and has to be recognised. However difficult it is to say goodbye to the past, we have to realise that the past is behind us. Of […]

ISO 31000

A framework in development By Ed Mallens and Jack P. Kruf The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has worked on the ISO 31000 as referential framework for risk management in organizations. The setting has been outlined by ISO very clearly: “Risks affecting organizations can have consequences in terms of economic performance and professional reputation, as well as environmental, safety and […]

El Ayuntamiento de Getafe gana el Premio Udite

Es esta la Segunda edición del premio que se otorga a entidades locales por su gestión en las categorías de Bienestar Social, Bienestar económico, Bienestar ecológico, Gestión y Gestión del Riesgo. La votación final, tras un largo proceso de selección que se inició en junio de este año, tuvo lugar el pasado lunes 5 de octubre en Bruselas, en el […]

Meeting the Cyber Risk Challenge

By Marie Gemma Dequae and Jack P. Kruf We contributed to this relevant survey to get a better scope of and insight in what is actually going on within organizations regarding cyber related risks. We know from our members that cyber related risks seem to be under-estimated. The risks can hardly be quantified and measured. They seem a bit of […]

Innovation on PPP

Risk Area One of the focus points of PRIMO in the last several years, because of its increasing relevance in strategy and policy development in the public domain. Here you find the advises of experts, given during a round table in Brussels on the 23rd of April in 2013. Special thanks to Mr. Tristan Dhondt and Mr. Rob Ellermeijer of Ernst […]

What Every CEO Needs to Know About The Cloud

By Andrew McAfee Harvard Business Review, . In 2010 an IBM survey of more than 1,500 CEOs worldwide revealed a troubling gap: Close to 80% of them believed their environment would grow much more complex in the coming years, but fewer than half thought their companies were well equipped to deal with this shift. The survey team called it “the […]

Information Security and Privacy Risk Survey

We’d like to invite you to PARTICIPATE  in a RESEARCH STUDY we are conducting in association with Zurich, which has sponsored Harvard Business Review (HBR) to help the risk management community to: Gain a greater understanding of how the global risk management community views information security and privacy risk, from its significance within organizations to effective mitigation processes, the financial implications, and […]