SecurePART gathers into a cooperative European consortium 7 partners from 5 different countries: Spain, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom and Portugal. During its activities, SecurePART will trigger a close interaction among these partners in order to contribute to the success of the action. In order to be efficient, the consortium needs to assure a certain degree of complementarity. By joining in the same consortium both the consultancy, SMEs, and Academia providing solid trust links between them.

After careful consideration our consortium was brought together based on the skill sets which we, cumulatively, felt were necessary for this SecurePART project success. SecurePART is submitted by independent, specialized social research centres and consultancies (specialised in policy analysis, citizen engagement and social marketing) ensuring a neutral approach. Extensive interaction with CSOs is ensured by the EU Federation of CSOs (ENNA) that will facilitate large consultations with their representatives and the multiplying effect of communication and dissemination actions planned.

BANTEC GROUP

Bantec Group is a consultancy specialized in integrated R&D management for companies, scientific-technological agents and government. The extensive experience and relationships with agencies and companies from different sectors over the years has enabled Bantec to streamline the management of programs and research projects, development and innovation also being able to offer R&D solutions in different fields.

VDLCONSULT

The vdlconsult partnership was founded in 2003 on the basis of the know-how gathered by the company Intospace, a set up established by about 90 European companies to foster the utilization of space stations for industrial research. The focus was on materials science and life sciences including biotechnology.

Since September 11th 2001 security technology developed in a pace exceeding the tracking capabilities of the users. In order to support the users to take the right measures and select effective equipment, the initiative “Technology Against Terror” (TAT) was set up. During the last years a considerable database had been established regarding user needs and requirements for countermeasures to terrorist threats.

THE EUROPEAN NETWORK OF NATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY ASSOCIATIONS

The European Network of National Civil Society Associations (ENNA) was incorporated by royal decree on March 2011 as an international not-for-profit association. ENNA receives structural support from the European Commission's Europe for Citizens Programme, and a general purpose grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

NEXUS INSTITUTE

nexus has a long standing expertise in research on mobility, demographic changes, rural areas, civil society, globalization and identity, governance, knowledge and culture of organizations. nexus is involved in research projects of the EU Seventh Framework Programme (7 FP) and is looking for partners.

Products and services of nexus comprise practical and application-oriented research projects (local to international levels, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary), activating evaluation, cooperation management, qualitative knowledge management and the development, testing and optimization of services and civil society infrastructures.

The nexus research-team facilitates workshops, manages projects and organizes public relations as required by the client. Participation and involvement of citizens is a core competency of nexus.

GOETHE UNIVERSITY FRANKFURT (GUF)

The University of Frankfurt holds the internationally renowned tradition of Critical Theory and the "Frankfurt School" (Adorno, Horkheimer, Habermas etc.). Currently, it attracts more than 35.000 students and is the centre of several interdisciplinary research areas and international collaborations, as well as of three national Clusters of Excellence (http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/forschung). The Institute of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences is distinguished through innovative research on global issues of fair governance, new forms of democracy, as well as of security and conflict resolution (http://www.fb03.uni-frankfurt.de/43276804/Schwerpunkte).

DESIGN AGAINST CRIME SOLUTION, UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

The Design Against Crime Solution Centre (DACSC) is an international centre for research, innovation, best practice and training in human-centred, design-led crime prevention. Established in 1999, the team has delivered practical research into design-led crime prevention, developing guidelines and support materials and publishing extensively on the subject. With funding from the UK Home Office and Design Council and support from the European Commission, the centre has grown into an international network of researchers, security experts, police professionals, planners and design practitioners. In partnership with Greater Manchester Police (GMP), the centre has delivered a range of UK and EU-funded action research projects, in addition to delivering innovation support and CPD training.

LOBA (GLOBAZ, SA)

We are LOBA - Customer Experience Design: the first agency of customer experience in Portugal! What does this tell us? Through a comprehensive and integrated range of solutions for promotion, communication, relationships and interaction with customers we practice our mission to provide excellent customer experiences to customers of our clients.