This proposal has been elaborated to continue the work undertaken in the former project SEcurity REsearch Ncp network – phase I (SEREN I), therefore the activities foreseen in this proposal are built upon the outcomes reached previously by the network.
The Security National Contact Points (NCPs) network is still at an early stage and its members were quite recently appointed as NCPs, as compared to NCPs from other Themes within FP7, therefore an enhanced communication and collaboration among the members are deemed necessary in order to further strengthen the network.
Presently, the main tool on which potential participants in security call for proposals rely on for building balanced consortia and for writing high quality proposals is the NCP network being, and for that reason it is essential to reinforce the network’s capability to cope with issues that might arise, especially with those which have a security specific character.
To tackle and overcome the difficulties of building international partnerships and in order to foster the participation in the security research field, the network will organize joint brokerage events and awareness campaigns with focus on promoting good project ideas and on identifying ways and means for the end-user involvement. To support these activities, special tools will be developed and implemented as security tailored partner search system and matchmaking tool for competencies.
Security research new aspects (policies, new programmes, conferences and workshops) will be monitored and analyzed to provide synthesized information to stakeholders at all levels (from NCPs level to clients level).
Having in mind that security in general is a very dynamic field, that security research has been recently included in the Framework Programme and because it presents several particularities as compared to other themes it is important that the Security NCPs project foresees activities focused on this particularities and specific eleme
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Funding SchemeCSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions