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The Rise Of Regional Programmes On Critical Infrastructure Resilience: Identification And Assessment Of Current Good Practices


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P. Trucco, B. Petrenj, S. Bouchon, C. Di Mauro


Effective Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience (CIP-R) depends on numerous stakeholders collaborating at different institutional and operational levels and exchanging information by means of a variety of channels. In this regard regional programmes or partnerships, have emerged as one of the key strategies to deal with CIP-R and Emergency Management (EM) issues effectively. Previous research has set the theoretical base of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and claimed their high potential for enhancing CIP-R that is vastly unexploited due to challenges in their establishment and management. It is now necessary to move forward to studying practical side of these programmes. MIRACLE (Multi-level Alignment of Regional Approaches to CI Resilience by Learning from Experience) is a research project funded by EC – DG HOME that aims at supporting regional CIP-R strategies in order to improve exiting capacities of the EU Member States to prevent, prepare and protect people against security related risks. This study presents a review of existing Good Practices (GPs), i.e. tools, technologies, activities and processes that are able to support: i) Establishment and management of regional PPPs for CIP-R; ii) Achievement of their main objectives and specific goals. The collected GPs are used to improve resilience levels in different phases of EM. GPs have been identified through an online survey, institutional websites, insights from professionals, available reports, documents and scientific literature. Finally, through engagement of international experts, professionals and researchers the GPs have been evaluated along three main parameters: implementation effort, transferability potential, type and relevance of expected benefits.


critical infrastructure, resilience, good practices, regional, PPP