SEREN2

Is an FP7 Security funded project, is about improving the services of the Security NCP Network through trans-national activities.

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FORCE - FOResight Coordination for Europe

FORCE will review Security foresight studies and Security horizon-scanning activities in FP7 and elsewhere in Europe and produce, based on this work, a Foresight Model and corresponding Intelligent Decision Support system, evolvable and scalable with future Foresight research activities conducted in Europe. This will assist policy makers and stakeholders in the Security domain determine expectations about short-term, mid-term and long-term social and technological trends and allow them to strategically plan for risks related to emerging technologies and social changes in society.

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SOURCE - Social Security Network

The aim of the SOURCE Network of Excellence is to create a robust and sustainable virtual centre of excellence capable of exploring and advancing societal issues in security research and development.

The SOURCE Network of Excellence is built upon five types of activities: networking activities, research, information gathering, education and training, and knowledge-sharing. These five areas together address both the ambitions and the expected impact of the Work Programme specific to the Security call.

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European Economic and Social Committee

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is a consultative body of the European Union.

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Research Executive Agency

The Research Executive Agency (REA) is a funding body created by the European Commission to maximise the efficiency and impact of EU research and innovation programmes.

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PACITA - Parliaments and civil society in Technology Assessment

Broadening the knowledge base in policy making. PACITA is a four-year EU financed project under FP7 aimed at increasing the capacity and enhancing the institutional foundation for knowledge-based policy-making on issues involving science, technology and innovation, mainly based upon the diversity of practices in Parliamentary Technology Assessment (PTA).

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PERARES - Public Engagement with Research And Research Engagement with Society:

A four years project funded by the European Community’s 7th Framework Programme started in 2010. The PERARES project aims to strengthen public engagement in research (PER) by involving researchers and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the formulation of research agendas and the research process.

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EvoCS - Evolving Concept of Security

EvoCS deals with the evolving concept of security and has a focus on the European Union and its close neighbours.
The project aims at providing a holistic view on the complex and somewhat diffuse concept of security by evaluating it across four dimensions: core values, perceptions of security, areas of security and time.

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PACITA - Parliaments and civil society in Technology Assessment

PACITA is a four-year EU financed project under FP7 aimed at increasing the capacity and enhancing the institutional foundation for knowledge-based policy-making on issues involving science, technology and innovation, mainly based upon the diversity of practices in Parliamentary Technology Assessment (PTA). The key practices in focus are interactive in the sense that they engage science, civil society organizations, stakeholders, citizens, parliaments and/or governments directly in the activities in order to activate different kinds of knowledge, engage the actors, create common ownership to the results and enhance the communication between the societal actors.

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SurPRISE

SurPRISE re-examined the relationship between security and privacy, which is commonly positioned as a ‘trade-off’. Where security measures and technologies involve the collection of information about citizens, questions arise as to whether and to what extent their privacy has been infringed. This infringement of individual privacy is sometimes seen as an acceptable cost of enhanced security. Similarly, it is assumed that citizens are willing to trade off their privacy for enhanced personal security in different settings. This common understanding of the security-privacy relationship, both at state and citizen level, has informed policymakers, legislative developments and best practice guidelines concerning security developments across the EU.

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INNOSEC - INNOvation Management Models for SECurity Organizations

NNOSEC project is addressing the need of European Security organisations for a significant change in innovation capacity through balancing a novel innovation model with a greater adaptation capacity in security organisations in order to respond effectively and efficiently to the security requirements of the European society.

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Engage2020 - Engaging society in Horizon 2020

Engage2020 is a project funded by the European Commission (DG Research) looking at research, innovation and related activities and exploring how members of society are involved today, and perhaps more importantly how they could be in the future. Over the next year and a half the project will map how, where and why members of the public, stakeholders, consumers and other groups are engaged in the research process, from early policy development to the delivery of research activity. With the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme being the largest to date with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years it is clear that the stakes for engagement are very high.

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