Theme 3: Political leadership, European institutions and Transboundary Crisis Management Capacity

This theme consists of three interdependent studies that focus on the crisis management capacities of the European Commission, European Council and the Council of the European Union, of the European Parliament, and of EU-level agencies. To advance our understanding of the crisis management capacities of EU-level institutions, these studies offer

  • Analysis of political leadership by directly elected, nominated and appointed individuals
  • Assessment of alternative sources of legitimacy in the eyes of citizens
  • Production of a database of informal agenda-setting power by the European Parliament
  • A database containing biographical and survey information regarding agency leadership

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Project co-ordinators: Stockholm University; ThinkEuropa; IBEI

Please click on the links below for more information on each sub-theme

Theme 3.1 Crisis Management Capacity in the European Commission, Council of Ministers, and Council of the European Union
Theme 3.2 Crisis Leadership in the European Parliament
Theme 3.3 Political Leadership in EU agencies

The database of Crisis Management Capacities is available at the European Societal Security Research Group website:


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