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Policy and research in security

SR workshops

Specialised workshops are one of the more recent ways that DG Enterprise and Industry brings together stakeholders. Launched as a concept in early 2010, these now take place regularly – usually for one day, but sometimes two.  Each workshop is pegged to a specific aspect or theme of the broader Security Research programme.

Previous workshops have focused on air transport security, the ethical aspects of security research, end-user requirements for countering CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive) threats and other topics.

DG-ENTR’s November 2010 workshop evaluated the mid-term results of the 2007-2013 Security Research programme and ways to improve its administrative rules for the future, for example, while its October 2011 event explored with stakeholders some of the main ideas for an industrial policy for Europe’s security.

With a view to analyse how to better integrate the societal aspects of security research across Europe, both nationally and at EU level, a workshop on the societal dimension of security research was held in Oslo, June 2011.

In January 2012, stakeholders had the opportunity to discuss the roadmap and priorities to be taken in consideration for a future FP7 European demonstration programme in both areas of logistic and supply chain security, as well on crisis and disaster management.

In view of the growing complex and strategic importance of information security in our society, the cyber defence and cyber crime topical subjects were the centre of discussion in last October 2012 joint European Commission – European Defence Agency workshop, where Member States and EU institutions representatives, research institutes and industry contributed to the content and orientation definition in these crucial areas for the coming years.

While follow-up events will be organised to build on those themes already explored by stakeholders, future workshops now under preparation will also concentrate on different actions foreseen on the security industrial policy action plan.

Stay tuned!

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