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ISO 31000

A framework in development By Ed Mallens and Jack P. Kruf The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has worked on the ISO 31000 as referential framework for risk management in organizations. The setting has been outlined by ISO very clearly: “Risks affecting organizations can have consequences in terms of economic performance and professional reputation, as well as environmental, safety and […]

Innovation on PPP

Risk Area One of the focus points of PRIMO in the last several years, because of its increasing relevance in strategy and policy development in the public domain. Here you find the advises of experts, given during a round table in Brussels on the 23rd of April in 2013. Special thanks to Mr. Tristan Dhondt and Mr. Rob Ellermeijer of Ernst […]

Information Security and Privacy Risk Survey

We’d like to invite you to PARTICIPATE  in a RESEARCH STUDY we are conducting in association with Zurich, which has sponsored Harvard Business Review (HBR) to help the risk management community to: Gain a greater understanding of how the global risk management community views information security and privacy risk, from its significance within organizations to effective mitigation processes, the financial implications, and […]

Press release RMP and PRIMO start partnership

‘Risk Management Partners (RMP), a leading UK company in the public sector to provide individually insurance programmes, integrate claims management, information management and risk control services that will reduce cost of risk in the medium and long term and Public Risk Management Organisation (PRIMO) have decided to start a dedicated partnership for 2011 and 2012. The partnership of RMP and […]

It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark

Source : The Times, Malta Author: John O’Dea Risk management in the private sector is about protecting yourself, your business or project and your employees against the probability of uncertain future events Mr O’dea is a founding member of the board of the Malta Association of Risk Management, president of Public Risk Management Organisation (PRIMO) Malta and secretary general of PRIMO Europe […]

Extending the Knowledge and Use of Risk Management

Source: THE ECONOMIC UPDATE, July 2011, PRIMO Malta John O’Dea speaks to Martin Vella about the importance of developing exchanges of information and expertise to establish risk management as a natural and integral part of good public governance. EDITOR’S NOTE John O’Dea is President of PRIMO Malta and a member of the Executive Board of PRIMO Europe, a Pan-European organisation […]

ISO 31000: La gouvernance des risques publics

Préparer le secteur public à la gouvernance des risques publics: premiers pas vers un référentiel ISO 31000: Cadre de gestion des risques et retours d’expériences Source: Marsh, PRIMO La gestion des risques occupe une place de plus en plus importante dans les préoccupations des dirigeants territoriaux. Dans un contexte de quête d’efficience plus marquée, de diversification des outils de la […]

Difficult economic environment requires good project risk management

Author: Sabrina Baker-Boshuizen, Marsh Public Sector Europe Source: RISK Management & Governance, Edition 6, Summer 2010 The financial and European Sovereign debt crises have had a huge impact on infrastructure investments. Infrastructure projects require extensive capital investment and downgrades of government debt have made funding of infrastructure projects more expensive. Whereas at the beginning of the financial crisis, countries and […]

PPP is a mindset: not a way of building

Author: Harry Sterk, Director of the Dutch Network* for Public Private Partnerships Source: RISK Management & Governance, Edition 6, Summer 2010 The major differences between traditional and PPP projects are, according to Harry sterk, the way costs are defined and how building plans are made. With a PPP project the total costs of a project are placed in light of […]

Will PPP survive the credit crunch?

Author: Prof. dr. Geert Dewulf, Head of Departement Professor of Planning and Development Departement of Construction Management and Engineering University of Twente Source: RISK Management & Governance, Edition 6, Summer 2010 Today, governments are confronted with increasing budget deficits. While governments have less money available big investments in infrastructure are planned to stimulate economic growth. As a reaction, private investments […]

Editorial

Author: Tom Wustenberghs, President PRIMO Europe Source: RISK Management & Governance, Edition 6, Summer 2010 It is very tempting to dedicate this editorial and this issue to the financial and economic crisis that we have been experiencing for almost two years and the effects this has on the budgets of public organisations. I will not do so. there has been […]

‘Xynthia’ and ‘Celine’: How many more of these storms can we take?

Author: Professor Eelco H. Dykstra Source: RISK Management & Governance, Edition 6, Summer 2010 As of February 2010, the twelve countries (Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Poland, Denmark and Sweden) affected by the European storm Xynthia now have a completely different take on the harrowing tale in the book “the storm” (ISBN: 9789013062533). Not only does […]

Public Private Partnerships in a time of economic crisis

A waste of time or a calculated risk? Source: RISK Management & Governance, Edition 6, Summer 2010 On Thursday June 10 2010 PRIMO Europe organized its own round table. The meeting was very well attended. Over 50 people from not just the public but also the private sector attended the meeting. The private sector was well and widely represented by […]

Risk management in support for budget-cutting

By: Ed Mallens, Board member PRIMO Nederland This year PRIMO Nederland started with the implementation of its Business-plan 2010, as approved by the Board at a meeting held last February. The main objectives are to sustain the knowledge on public risk management and to expand the profile of PRIMO Nederland in the Governmental markets of Local and Regional Authorities and […]

Focus on Public Private Partnerships

In it’s summer The Art of Risk Management masterclass on the 10th of June 2010 in Brussels, PRIMO reflected on partnership risk. This is seen as one of the main risks by public entities, according the Risk Survey that Marsh and PRIMO Europe conducted last year. The survey shows that 59% of participants rate partnership risk significant – a similar amount as for […]

Uncertain safety

By Inge Sebregts. An interview about public risk policy and the report Uncertain Safety of the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) with Commissioner of the Queen of the Province of North Brabant Wim van de Donk.In 2008 the report Uncertain Safety was published by the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR). Chairman of the Board at that […]

Imagine

Scenario-based approaches to risk and crisis management By Eelco Dykstra Imagine the following. An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, causing catastrophic damage to Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other settlements in the region, with numerous powerful aftershocks. It has been reported that there are up to 200.000 dead, 250.000 people wounded and more than 3 million […]

SymbioCity

Initiative of the Swedish Government and Swedish Industry SymbioCity is a network of Swedish companies and organisations. It was founded on the initiative of the Swedish Government and Swedish Industry. SymbioCity is administrated by The Swedish Trade Council, with offices in more than 60 countries around the world. Our headquarters is situated in Stockholm. Liveable SymbioCity Economy, environment and improved […]

The Birth of an Association

It was on the 1st of April 2005, in Strasbourg, that UDITE launched the initiative for a new approach of public risks. It was felt necessary that CEOs were better supported on the emerging risks within their cities and villages. A new management approach was needed. In our venue near Place Kléber in this beautiful city, we were very convinced. […]

Before the Copenhagen Summit

PRIMO-seminar on climate change and risk leadership October 23rd 2009 The Copenhagen Summit on climate change is just around the corner. On December 7th 2009, Denmark will be the centre of attention in the global challenge of trying to offer response to the numerous questions that arise due to our changing climate. Complex questions that calls for clever response now […]