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Workshop on Societal Security R+D Published on: 27/05/2010, Last update: 15/07/2010

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Event date: 01/07/2010
Location: Brussels, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170 (Sicco Mansholt Room)
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The conclusions and recommendations from the workshop will then be presented at the annual Security Research Conference in Oostende 22-24/9, and will also serve as a basis for preparing the societal security activities (activity 6 and mainstreaming throughout the WP) in the remaining two work programmes (2012 and 2013) of FP7 in the Security Research Theme, and in view of FP8.

The aim of the workshop is to provide input for the remaining work programme of the Security Research theme of FP7 and in view of FP8. The focus of the workshop will be to broadly look at the societal dimension of security research, and at how to mainstream these aspects into security research activities. This was also an important outcome of the work of ESRIF.

Lessons learnt, gaps and future needs in "Societal Security" research

We would hereby like to welcome you to the Workshop on "Societal Security" R&D - lessons learnt, gaps and future needs" which is organised by the Security Research Theme in DG Enterprise and Industry.

The workshop will take place on Thursday 1 July 2010 at 14.00-17.30 in the Charlemagne building (Rue de la Loi, 170) in Brussels.

Before the workshop, some 50 invited experts will meet to discuss different aspects of societal security and how well on-going research activities in societal security are matching the needs, lessons learnt until now, and identified gaps.

The outcome of this work will be presented to you as an introduction to the discussions on how to address the gaps and research needs in societal security R&D in the future (both in short and longer term) in these areas.

We would therefore like to invite all interested stakeholders in Societal Security R&D to participate in this important workshop.

Draft Programme:

Chair (Sadhbh McCarthy, Centre for Irish and European Security) with a panel composed of moderators/rapporteurs from the expert sessions and representatives from the European Commission.

14:00 – Welcome and aims of the workshop

  • EC - DG ENTR (M. Malacarne, Head of Unit)

14:15 – What have we learnt? Summary of the discussions in the expert sessions (identified gaps, lessons learnt, and how to address the gaps)

15:15 – Where do we go now? - suggestions for the immediate future, including the last calls of FP7 in Security Research (expert panel, DG ENTR representative)

  • Introduction (Eva-Maria Engdahl, EC DG ENTR)
  • Respondents:
  • - Jean-Marc Suchier , (SAGEM Securite)

    - Tim Cooper (FRONTEX)

    - Ji Sun Lee (Department of Homeland Security)

    - Inga Rudecka (EC-DG JLS)

    Conclusions

16:00 – Coffee break

16:30 – Where do we need to go in the future and what is the way forward? - suggestions for societal security research in the longer term, including FP8 (expert panel, EC representatives)

    Introduction (Christoph Kautz, EC-DG ENTR) Respondents:

    - Liviu Muresan (EURISC)

    - Anders Eriksson (FOI)

    - Emilio Mordini (CSSC)

    - Lars-Gunnar Wigemark (EC-DG RELEX)

    Conclusions

17:20 - 17:30 – Concluding remarks and closure of the workshop

    EC - DG ENTR (M. Malacarne, Head of Unit)

Participation in the workshop is free, but there is limited space (up to 120 participants), so we kindly ask you to register as soon as possible, and at the latest by 21 June 2010.

Background documents from the morning expert sessions

- Discussion Paper - How to make the voice of the citizen heard in Security Research - Ian Brown (Oxford University)

- Discussion Paper - Ethical and Human rights aspects of security research - Martin Scheinin (European University Institute) and Johann Cas (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

- Discussion Paper - Security research in support of societal resilience and trust Peter Burgess (PRIO)

- Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities Programme With focus on research on conflicts, security, human rights Angela Liberatore and Rene von Schomberg (EC-DG RTD)

- Research Ethics: Addressing the potential misuse of research in EU funded projects - Johannes Rath (University of Vienna)

- Project BeSeCu - Behaviour, Security and Culture - Silke Schmidt (Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität Greifswald)

- Project Prise - Statement Paper - Johann Cas (Austrian Academy of Sciences) - Privacy enhancing shaping of security research and technology – A participatory approach to develop acceptable and accepted principles for European Security Industries and Policies

- Albany Associates - Simon Haselock

- Project Challenge - Final Policy Recommendations on the Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security

- FP7 Security Research Theme - Societal Security R&D activities - Eva-Maria Engdahl (EC-DG ENTR)

Other background documents:

- ESRIF's Final Report - PDF (4.83MB)

- FP7 Security Research - Securing the Future - PDF (0.55 MB)

- Towards a more secure society and increased industrial competitiveness - Security projects catalogue - PDF (3.38MB)

- Relevant "Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities" - SSH - projects catalogue - PDF (1.16 MB)

- FP7 Security Research Work Programme 2010 - PDF (0.31 MB)

- Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament establishing a framework programme on “Security and Safeguarding Liberties” for the period 2007 -2013COM(2005) 124 final

- Council Decision of 12 February 2007 establishing for the period 2007 to 2013, as part of General Programme on Security and Safeguarding Liberties, the Specific Programme ‘Prevention of and Fight against Crime’ (2007/125/JHA)

- Technologies for the use of images. Automated processes of identification, behavioural analysis and risk detection. Control at the airports Prof. Douwe Korff (London Metropolitan University)

- The Stockholm Programme – An open and secure Europe serving and protecting the citizens

- Draft Internal Security Strategy for the European Union: "Towards a European Security Model"

Useful links:

- SRC-10

- ESRIF website

Personal data protection:

The collected personal data (name, address, e-mail, birthdate, passport/ID number) is only intended for the express purpose of organising the event. This registration procedure is subject to data privacy rules and is executed in compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001 on the data protection of personal data and the processing thereof. A privacy policy statement specifies how your data will be used. If you want to exert your right to access, modify, rectify or delete your personal data please contact the ENTR SECURITY RESEARCH HELPDESK . Complaints, in case of conflict, can be addressed to the European Data Protection Supervisor .

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Contact

ENTR SECURITY RESEARCH HELPDESK entr-security-research@ec.europa.eu

The conclusions and recommendations from the workshop will then be presented at the annual Security Research Conference in Oostende 22-24/9, and will also serve as a basis for preparing the societal security activities (activity 6 and mainstreaming throughout the WP) in the remaining two work programmes (2012 and 2013) of FP7 in the Security Research Theme, and in view of FP8.