The purpose of this manual is to act as inspiration and guideline for public or private sector organisations considering or planning to establish an Early Warning Mechanism. 

It is designed with the following base:

  • Short and easy to overview in order to swiftly identify what is needed to build an Early Warning organization
  • More detailed papers, tools etc. are included via links. Only the essential documents and tools are included
  • Focus has been put solely on the issues that are special for Early Warning, i.e. more general guidelines are not included (e.g. guideline on Gantt charts are not included although relevant when planning the project, no general guideline on the use of SoMe etc.)
  • The focus has been to mention the most important factors in which a wrong decision or approach is of great importance to the degree of success

The manual is divided into the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Goals and rationale underlying the establishment of Early Warning
  3. Early warning pillars
  4. Screening and further process
  5. Building, maintaining and use of a well-tuned corps of volunteer advisors
  6. Cooperation with insolvency lawyers
  7. Project management
  8. Marketing and communication

This version of the manual is based on the structure of Early Warning Europe and on the existing cases of good practice, including that of Early Warning Denmark which has been active since 2007.

In a later version, experiences from the 4 target countries will be included. The different approaches will be described, the tools and articles developed in the target countries will be included as well as lessons learned during the learning seminars.

You can read about the 5 best practice examples in Europe as they were until the beginning of Early Warning Europe. 

If you have questions please contact Early Warning Europe project manager:

Morten Møller,

+45 30 80 20 63

Contact Morten by mail