• About ‘Public Risk’

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    Focus: ‘Working from definition, marking and philosophy’. Introduction During the founding of the idea of PRIMO in Strasbourg on the 1st of April 2005, the need for design principles related to the governance of public risk was extensively discussed. We, to be precise the executive committee of the European Association of Local Chief Executives UDITE, defined it as a form or […]

  • FORTE Framework for Good Governance®

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    Focus: ‘The art of governance design and security’. Trademark We hereby inform you that PRIMO Europe is formally approved – on the 28th of July 2020 – in its registration of FORTE Framework for Good Governance® as a trademark in the Benelux as well as that we have registered FORTE® as our idea/concept/set of thoughts as is education/consultancy product/service via […]

  • PRIMO Risk Management Award

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    Introduction The PRIMO Risk Management Award has been launched in 2007 by the board of PRIMO Europe to recognise the efforts and standards being achieved across our cities and regions towards creating and implementing risk management mechanisms for safer and efficient environments. The award is for innovative approaches to risk management which show real benefits in terms of improved processes, […]

  • Public Risk Forum

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    Strategic Focus: “Integrated governance of values”.  It is an European initiative (since 2005*) to convocate its network focused on the achievement and securing of public values and specifically on t he management of public risks within corporate (public organisations) as well as within the public domain of the city and region. The forum is focused on sharing knowledge and experience, on the acceptation of […]

  • Kaleidoscope

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    Strategic focus: ‘Knowing what’s happening and where to buy’. Introduction Kaleidscope: Education for Good Governance is an internationally developed education program, designed for an holistic and dialogue oriented public risk approach. Discussing relevant themes as cybersecurity, social cohesion and city management, adaptation to climate change, proper water management and synergy by partnership. Getting familiar with the best concepts, methods and […]

  • Think tank ‘From Global to Local’

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    Focus: ‘Orient, reflect and navigate. The purpose of this think tank is to promote and encourage a greater understanding and exchange of knowledge, ideas and expertise on the impact of global public risks on local communities and cities. It is set to develop and enhance the ingenuity and resourcefulness of local communities and cities across Europe in general and the management by […]

  • The Nature of Risk

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    By David X Martin The Nature of Risk is an easy-to-understand, entertaining, and memorable story designed to help readers face one of modern life’s most important and difficult tasks—confronting risk. Free of complicated theories or formulas, The Nature of Risk relies instead on a cast of familiar, forest-dwelling animals, each of which embodies a different approach to risk management. At least one of these […]

Corona and the local impact: what to do?

UDITE, Newsletter nr.4, 23 March 2020 Message du President UDITE, Mr. Paul Gatt For a short time now we have been living in a different world. A world where the Corona virus has created a health crisis with a major social and economic impact. Its effects will weigh heavily in the coming months. The care sector, with doctors and nurses […]

Resilience in an infected society

Ton Wilthagen and Paulien Bongers Resilience is the ability to anticipate, recover, and return to normal. But, we are also capable of eventually becoming stronger and better as a society, even as a result of an exceptional crisis caused by the corona outbreak. In his already historic television speech on March 16, the Dutch Prime Minister Rutte outlined the far-reaching […]

Your Company Is Too Risk-Averse

Dan Lovallo, Tim Koller, Robert Uhlaner and Daniel Kahneman In theory, companies are supposed to create value for stakeholders by making risky investments. And as long as no single failure will sink the enterprise, those investments may be quite large. It won’t matter if even a significant percentage of them fail so long as the success of other bets compensates, which usually […]

Creating and protecting value

Richard J. Anderson & Mark L. Frigo.  Understanding and implementing enterprise risk management.  Over the past few decades, enterprise risk management (“ERM”) has been receiving increased attention by boards and executives and has undergone a continuing evolution in its development and uses. Along the way, lessons have been learned and ERM has been better understood regarding its benefits, objectives, and role […]

Managing risk from the front line

PriceWaterhouseCoopers | Risk in review, 6th Annual Study April 2017* The heart of the matter: Front-line leadership, collaborative success It’s been almost a decade since the 2008 global financial crisis and its aftermath forced companies into a defensive risk management posture, pulling responsibilities back from the business units to the second line of defence as they fought to weather the storm. […]

Ready for the rising water

Utrecht University The largest evacuation ever in the Netherlands due to flood risk is 25 years ago this winter. 250,000 people had to leave their homes in river areas due to the dangerous high water levels of the Rhine, Maas and Waal. Several water researchers at Utrecht University have personal memories of this. They reminisce on those days and look into the future. Are we […]

Keynote speech by President von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum

Video “The World Economic Forum stands for multilateralism, global cooperation, listening to each other, and ideas for the future. Some say the global order as we have built together in these 50 years is outdated. And whether we agree or not, we all have to recognise that it has been challenged every day. This is not about one President, one […]

Risk Management Practices Adopted by European Financial Firms with a Mediterranean Connection

Simon Grima and Frank Bezzina Following the economic and financial crises, any activity involv ing internal controls, especially risk management, has been given more attention. With this study, we aim to contribute further to the existing literature on risk management by looking at practices adopted by financial services firms licenced in Europe with a Mediterranean connection. We used parts of […]

Financial Literacy: The Case of Poland

PRIMO: Financial literacy is essential in the world of public value and risk management. Financial engineering is one of the key factors in our FORTE™ framework for good governance, published by Jack P. Kruf, Simon Grima, Murat Kizilkaya, Jonathan Spiteri, Wouter Slob, John O’Dea in 2019.  Financial literacy is a factor in the quality of decision making. This study shares […]

Global Risks Report 2020

The report is published as critical risks are manifesting. The global economy is facing an increased risk of stagnation, climate change is striking harder and more rapidly than expected, and fragmented cyberspace threatens the full potential of next-generation technologies — all while citizens worldwide protest political and economic conditions and voice concerns about systems that exacerbate inequality. The challenges before us […]

Trust in Regulatory Regimes

Edited by Frédérique Six and Koen Verhoest Within political and administrative sciences generally, trust as a concept is contested, especially in the field of regulatory governance. This groundbreaking book is the first to systematically explore the role and dynamics of trust within regulatory regimes. Conceptualizing, mapping and analyzing trust between regulators, regulatees and citizens, expert contributors systematically review the existing […]

AIG’s Sustainability Journey

Thomas Leonardi Scanning today’s headlines, you don’t have to look far to see that the environment is front and center – from 16-year old climate activist Greta Thunberg being named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, to the threat rising sea levels pose for our coastal areas, to increased poverty due to the impact of extreme weather events on farming. The […]

A Prosperous, Healthy and Happy 2020!

PRIMO wishes its members and partners a Prosperous, Healthy and Happy 2020! What could be better than being able to work together, to share essential points of view, to listen, to make connections, to be able to innovate and to learn. In 2020 we focus on co-creation, good education and strategic management. We see risk management, the discipline where we […]

FORTE™ Framework for Good Governance

Jack P. Kruf, Simon Grima, Murat Kizilkaya, Jonathan Spiteri, Wouter Slob, John O’Dea | European Research Studies Journal.  Purpose In this article we lay out and discuss a framework proposed by the Public Risk Management Organisation (PRIMO) of which the authors are board members and the results of a test on public and private entities of EU small jurisdictions, specifically Malta, Slovenia, […]

12 Principles of Good Governance and European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE)

Source: Council of Europe Good Governance – the responsible conduct of public affairs and management of public resources – is encapsulated in the Council of Europe 12 Principles of Good Governance. The 12 Principles are enshrined in the Strategy on Innovation and Good Governance at local level, endorsed by a decision of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in […]

Controlling the digital risk / Maîtrise du risque numérique

This guide owes its existence to the following observation: the digital risk that bears down increasingly every day on organisations can go as far as putting their very survival in peril and the one of their stakeholders. According to ANSSI (National Cybersecurity Agency of France) and AMRAE (French Association for Risk Management and Company Insurance), this must be considered as […]

International Journal of Finance, Insurance and Risk Management

PRIMO would like to draw the attention for this new magazine. It is what we need: more integration between the different worlds of craftsmanship on one hand and more synergy between the scientific and practitioners’ world. The aim of the new journal, International Journal of Finance, Insurance and Risk Management (JFIRM) is to publish quantitative and qualitative studies from selected […]

The Dali Model in Risk-Management Practice: The Case of Financial Services Firms

Rebecca Dalli Gonzi, Simon Grima, Murat Kizilkaya and Jonathan Spiteri. | Journal of Risk and Financial Management. 2019, 12, 169. Originality/value—this model contributed to the vast literature on models of change and risk management within organisations, but was not validated empirically for reliability of the factors, and on financial services providers within small jurisdictions. Therefore, the significance and importance of such a study […]

Risk & Resilience Festival theme held on risk meets resilience for a sustainable future

Enschede Utwente Risk and resilience festival ©foto Eric Brinkhorst

Michel Klompmaker On the 7th of November, the third edition of the Risk & Resilience Festival was held by the University of Twente, Genootschap Risicomanagement and PRIMO in Enschede where the theme surrounding this riveting event was “Risk meets Resilience for a Sustainable Future”. The overarching theme was also split into eight subthemes, which were resilience, vision & strategy, legal […]

Public Sector Research Report

Philippe Auzimour & Sabrina Baker-Boshuizen The downturn in the global economy raises important questions about how organisations conduct their business – and particularly about how they assess and manage risk. in March 2009 Marsh has conducted a survey in cooperation with ipsos Mori to find out how organisations have responded to the downturn in the economy. The survey examined attitudes […]

New solutions to complex challenges

A public sector citizen-centric, sustainable and fit for the future. EPSA is the only award scheme which is open to all public sector organisations across Europe from all administrative levels in a network of European public sector excellence. In the 10 years from 2009 to 2019 more than 1350 practical solutions to the challenges facing public administrations have been collected […]

Banks and the changing face of risk

By Cindy Levy, Olivia White and Hans Helbekkmo | McKinsey & Company In a rapidly changing risk landscape, successful banks will deploy highly skilled, diverse, and agile risk organizations. The world is changing in ways that are reshaping the risk landscape. We see three inter-related changes as particularly relevant for banks. First, the digital revolution is drastically increasing the availability and use of data, and […]