Proceedings of the

The 33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2023)
3 – 8 September 2023, Southampton, UK

Involvement of the Central Administrative Authorities of the Czech Republic in Crisis Management Exercises

Katerina Goghovaa and Alena Oulehlovab

Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence, The Czech Republic.


Security must be perceived as a public good, the level of which is the responsibility of public administration bodies, specifically crisis management bodies. The basis for successful crisis management is preparedness for dealing with emergencies or crisis situations. The deteriorating global security situation (war in Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and its effects) is affecting individual states and their governing bodies. The situation shows the inadequate preparedness of crisis management authorities. In response to this fact, the article analyses the implementation and involvement of the central administrative authorities of the Czech Republic in exercises of crisis management bodies at the national level. On the basis of a questionnaire survey conducted with individual ministries and central administrative authorities, the article demonstrates the stereotyping of exercise topics, where exercise topics do not respond to the most significant potential risks, and identifies the main reasons for their minimal involvement in exercises, both as organisers and practitioners. The results of the analysis will serve as input data for a case study defining the requirements for each phase of the exercise - preparation, implementation and evaluation.

Keywords: Crisis management exercise, Preparedness, Central administrative authorities, Involvement.

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