• POLICY BRIEF #1 - State-of-the-art Civil Society Organization (CSO) participation in the European Security Research Programme (ESRP)

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    To gain an overview of all participants in the ESRP during the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7), we have created a new database containing all ESRP participants during that time. The data was obtained from the open-data repository of the European Union (EU), and includes all ESRP projects which commenced between 2007 and 2013.

    The data set made use of all information available on the EU´s Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) website . It was compiled and analysed manually by all SecurePART partners in an xls/csv format. Therefore our data also had the shortcomings that are visible on the website, such as incomplete partner information, missing website links and misleading information on contacts.

    From this data a subset containing all projects in the ESRP during the FP7 period has been derived, and the columns containing the coordinator’s names and the participant’s names were extracted. The resulting two data sets (coordinators, participants) have been processed and transformed into a tabular format once more usable in Excel.

    Duplicates have been removed from these two lists. Finally we ended up with a total number of 1935 participants in the ESRP during the FP7 period. For the further mapping process only the participants list was used.

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  • POLICY BRIEF #2 - “Acceptance” and “Acceptability” of security-related technologies

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    The present study elucidates the key importance of acceptance/acceptability when it comes to new technology research, development and innovation (RDI) processes, and, not least, as a motivation for policy makers to engage the civil society into participative consultations. This study will, first, present the beginnings of the technology acceptance model (TAM), originating in the information technology reception in the 1980s, clarify, second, the fundamental difference between “acceptance” (as factual, product-centred outcome) and “acceptability” (as processual, principle-centred property) in RDI, stressing thereby their potential to either boost or undermine an innovation process. The two concepts are set, third, against the background of the Responsible-Research-and-Innovation (RRI) policy by the European Commission, as well as the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, particularly in the aftermath of pubic resistance to e.g. public surveillance technologies, or full body scanners at airport border controls. Fifth, a snapshot will be taken of the presence of “acceptance”/“acceptability” in the FP7/Horizon 2020 security research work programmes, as well as in the self-descriptions of the funded security research projects. In conclusion, the study will point to the divergence in attitudes, interests, and decision capacity between citizens, end users, technology developers and policy regulators. Consequences are finally drawn for a future, better balanced governance regime for the European security research (addressed in SecurePART work package 5), in order to mitigate negative non-intended and non-anticipated effects of security-related technologies in society.

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  • Policy Brief #3: CSOs in Security Research - Global Risk Forum Davos

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    Good practices of CSO engagement of the EU and other International Organizations - Global Risk Forum Davos (GRF)

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  • POLICY BRIEF #4: CSOS IN SECURITY RESEARCH - Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V.

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    Good practices of CSO engagement of the EU and other International Organizations - Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V.

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  • POLICY BRIEF #5: CSOS IN SECURITY RESEARCH - Law and Internet Foundation

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    Good practices of CSO engagement of the EU and other International Organizations - Law and Internet Foundation

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  • POLICY BRIEF #6: CSOS IN SECURITY RESEARCH - Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

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    Good practices of CSO engagement of the EU and other International Organizations - Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

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  • POLICY BRIEF #7: CSOS IN SECURITY RESEARCH - Magen David Adom

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    Good practices of CSO engagement of the EU and other International Organizations - Magen David Adom

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  • POLICY BRIEF #8: CSOs in Security Research European - Forum for Urban Security

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    Good practices of CSO engagement of the EU and other International Organizations - European Forum for Urban Security

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  • POLICY BRIEF #9: CSOs in Security Research - Institute for Strategic Dialogue

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    Good practices of CSO engagement of the EU and other International Organizations - Institute for Strategic Dialogue

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  • POLICY BRIEF #10: CSOs in Security Research - Austrian Red Cross

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    Good practices of CSO engagement of the EU and other International Organizations - Austrian Red Cross

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  • POLICY BRIEF #11: CSOs in Security Research - Statewatch

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    Good practices of CSO engagement of the EU and other International Organizations - Statewatch

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  • POLICY BRIEF #12: CSOs in Security Research - The International La Strada Association

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    Good practices of CSO engagement of the EU and other International Organizations - The International La Strada Association

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