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In a Europe with a liberalised economy and open borders, responsibility for regulations and measures to enhance sustainable development is shifting to a European level. The Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen (IPSC) focuses on supporting EU policy on six aspects of sustainable developments where there is an economic or technical risk to individuals. These aspects are (1) developments for enhancing nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation; (2) technologies for effective compliance monitoring of EU regulations and fighting fraud; (3) technologies for increasing efficiency of humanitarian aid and development assistance; (4) technologies for responding to cybersecurity threats and for systematic web intelligence gathering; (5) assessment and management of natural and technological risks; (6) applied statistics and knowledge assessment for the economy and agriculture. IPSC expertise covers a broad range of skills in systems analysis, information and communication technologies as well as specific expertise in the measurement technologies of verification and monitoring. It aims to further develop its identity as a low-inertia, high value-added body that is able to work together with the wider scientific community and responsible international organizations to provide solutions appropriate to the needs of its customers.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20750 EN (2003), 56 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39-033278-9843 or +39-033278-9864 Fax: +39-033278-9623 E-mail:
ISBN: 92-894-5750-3
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