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Cooperation Between Non-governmental Organizations And The State In The Matter Of Flood Risk Management In The Czech Republic

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FRIAR120021

Volume

159

Pages

12

Page Range

15 - 26

Published

2012

Size

348 kb

Author(s)

J. Dostál

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to identify the current form of cooperation between non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the State in flood risk management in the Czech Republic. The institutional framework developed for the broad cooperation between the State and the nonprofit sector was applied to flood risk management as a means of examining this area. The institutional framework for NGOs–State cooperation in the case of Czech flood risk government has the following elements: the European Union, Central Government, Ministries, Regional Authorities, Municipal Authorities, Emergency Services of Integrated Rescue System, Qua-volunteers, Employment Agencies, and State Companies. The methodology was qualitative and revolved around a literature review and managed interviews with six prominent NGOs participating in Czech flood risk management. Further data was collected from Czech professionals’ conferences and during the author’s membership in the working group of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic. The conclusion of the paper is as follows: The overview of the cooperation could be helpful for other post-socialistic countries which face a similar situation as did the Czech Republic Moreover, an overview of all forms of NGOs–State cooperation in the case of Czech flood risk management could be helpful for Czech NGOs and the Czech State where cooperation is variable at all levels of governance across the country. Keywords: flood, Czech Republic, flood risk management, non-governmental organizations, state, cooperation, institutional framework.

Keywords

flood, Czech Republic, flood risk management, non-governmental organizations, state, cooperation, institutional framework