In light of the current situation regarding the corona virus, the Croatian Presidency has decided to activate the Integrated Crisis Response (IPCR) tool, an integral part of the Council of the EU’s crisis-response toolbox.
The mechanism supports rapid and coordinated decision-making at EU political level in case of crises. It provides concrete tools to streamline information sharing, facilitate collaboration and coordinate crisis response at political level. In this case, IPCR has been activated in its information-sharing mode, in order to facilitate the exchange of information between relevant sectors and secure a common understanding of the situation on the ground. The information-sharing mode triggers the creation of analytical reports and the use of a web platform.
Triggering the IPCR system is the prerogative of the Presidency or any Member State that invokes the solidarity clause. The Presidency has taken this step proactively to ensure that EU Member States are prepared for all possible developments regarding the outbreak of the corona virus.