It will thus help partners to speak a unique language and use the same reference framework throughout the whole project. On the other hand, all procedures, services and tools used in the project will be developed. Additionally, the workplan will define all the risks that could happen during the project and will identify the approach to solve them in order to achieve the expected results. Dissemination will play a key role in this project. The European geographical coverage will be guaranteed through the consortium composed of 7 partners, located in Spain, Portugal, Belgium (European Association), Germany and the United Kingdom. The project will disseminate the SecurePART activities and results at European level.
This WP will perform desk-based research of CSOs involvement based on the 6 different roles they can play: policy observers, project evaluators, programme agenda influencers, performers of projects, commissioners of research and disseminators. A preliminary quantitative and qualitative analysis will be done with the help of the Stakeholders Board.
Analyse best practice not only in the Security Sector but also in other sectors that has a similar problem of acceptance by the society, like the chemical technology, nanoscience, environment, energy or health. Technology associations and industry are in close cooperation with representatives of consumer organisations, trade unions, scientific institutes and churches (Civil Society Organisations / Non Governmental Organisations / NGOs) in order to get into an active dialogue. Also in those technology fields with critical public perception, transparency is of utmost importance. This WP will also include the management of the Stakeholders Board and the Workshop.
The main objective of WP3 is to deliver a state-of-the-art report of the intra-, inter-, and trans- CSO status and interactions in security research. Mapping the field of the CSOs and their relationship to other stakeholders relevant to security research is instrumental for the development of a communication plan (WP 4) as well as for the drafting and implementation of an action plan to increase CSO participation (WP 5). Stakeholder interest is not a mere result of rational calculation, but also of cultural values and fears about the future. This objective will be reached by realizing the following secondary objectives: 1. Intra-CSO Analysis; 2. Inter-CSO Analysis; 3.Trans-CSO Analysis.
Communication practices carried out by CSOs at European and international level will be evaluated. Those more relevant will be selected as good practices that will inspire the design of a communication plan. Finally, a set of communication actions will be implemented before CSOs in order to stimulate their interest and participation in security research dialogue and engagement.
While participation of NGOs and CSOs in general in public policy decision making is no panacea, it will increase procedural legitimacy, and enhance acceptability and sustainability receiver of security services, but as an active contributor to security as a societal objective. The courses of action planned under this work package aim at empowering CSOs in order to strengthen their networks and facilitate channels of influence at the stages of formulation and implementation of EU Security Research policy. Based on the state-of-the-art documentation of WPs1-3, the core WP5 will design and implement actions to enhance current CSO participation, and set the foundation for a forward-looking collaboration among societal actors for Security Research under Horizon 2020.