Cross border Classical Swine Fever control: Improving Dutch and German crisis management systems by an integrated public-private approach

O. Breuer, H.W. Saatkamp, V. Schütz, D. Brinkmann, B. Petersen

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Abstract

The objective of this research approach is to analyse in which ways crisis management measures against Classical Swine Fever (CSF) can be improved by a public private cross border model. A core activity contains the analysis of information and communication systems: In a case study it has been empirically analysed if a sufficient supply of public and private information enables crisis managers at both sides of the Dutch-German border area to take decisions about CSF control more efficient. At the end of this approach a new crisis management model had been developed. One of the most important aspects thereby is the assessment of data: (1) within private quality management systems in normal times according to the benefit for public management tasks in times of crisis and (2) within public crisis management systems according to the benefit for cross-border CSF-control activities. To this effect two different methodological approaches have been combined within the model: (1) a method to identify and illustrate public actors and their options in crisis management decision making and (2) a system of communication and information exchange between public and private as well as Dutch and German actors (engage& exchange model) which permit to collect and to evaluate data in addition for a predefined time period are activated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-465
JournalJournal für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • netherlands
  • epidemic

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