Title
Preventing man-made disaster in the European Union : the shamrock transportation security assessment scheme Preventing man-made disaster in the European Union : the shamrock transportation security assessment scheme
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Engineering sciences. Technology
Source (journal)
Disaster advances
Volume/pages
7(2014) :9 , p. 66-72
ISSN
0974-262X
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c:vabb:380328
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
All transport networks are, to a certain extent, vulnerable to man-made disasters that imply momentous consequences at the economic and social level. Coordination among all involved actors in international transport chains is thus a relevant prerequisite for the minimization of security risk. This paper discusses the heterogeneity within the EU-28 Member States, from a socio-economic point of view, as well as from a transportation perspective. In combination with this heterogeneity, the diversity of transportation security policies among the countries is remarkable. Nonetheless, to be able to efficiently and effectively and pro-actively as well as re-actively, tackle transportation security problems, there should be a systematic approach that is followed within the European Union. Such a transportation security assessment scheme is (called Shamrock scheme) composed of four stages (definition, communication, responsibilities and handling). Keywords: Man-made transportation disaster, European Union, cross-border security, multi-country collaboration model.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/9c1cbf/1f31b64b115.pdf
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