PRIMO Risk Management Award for the City of Utrecht

The city of Utrecht received the PRIMO Risk Management Award for their excellent organisation of Le Grand Départ de Tour de France 2015. On the 9th of December 2016, chairman of PRIMO Nederland, Michel Bezuijen, handed over the award to the mayor of the municipality of Utrecht, Jan van Zanen. The choice for Utrecht was based on the ‘excellent’ in the evaluation report […]

European Public Sector Award 2015

By Harrie Scholtens In 2015 the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) was the proud organiser of the 2015 Edition of the European Public Sector Award (EPSA), the fifth edition since the beginning. The EPSA was first awarded in 2007 and since then takes place every two years. EIPA has organised and managed it for the fourth time in a […]

One Darlington, Perfectly Placed

PRIMO Risk Management Award 2009 for the city of Darlington. Partnership working and building relationships to improve the future is now fundamental in public service delivery. ‘One Darlington: Perfectly Placed’, Darlington’s Sustainable Community Strategy sets out a vision for Darlington, with partnership working key to its delivery. However, partnership working involves risks as well as opportunities and embedding risk management […]

Risk, Innovation & Change

Or How to Implement Risk Management in Organizations? By Martin van Staveren, Deltares & Delft Cluster, The Netherlands.  Managing risk is difficult. Applying risk management is more difficult. Implementing risk management in organizations is the most difficult. Failure is more the rule than success and large sums of money, seemingly invested in implementing risk management, are actually wasted. While many […]

Saint-Etienne and pandemic flu

The city of Saint-Etienne has taken a renewing initiative to arm itself (the workforce)) against the risk of a pandemic flu. This initiative is a pilot, a remedy to improve the processes. The initiative can be fully integrated into all running projects. The aim of such system is maintaining an optimal level of services and simultaneously protection of the workforce […]