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Assessing Security Research: Tools and Methodologies to measure societal impact

Objective

The need for considering societal impacts of EU security research has been acknowledged on many occasions by different actors. The problem though is that in traditional thinking, societal impacts are reduced to side effects of instrumental (technological and legal) security measures. This binary thinking has to be overcome. It should and can be demonstrated that societal dimensions of security research taken into account from the very beginning of the “design process” can increase the variety pool of feasible solutions. Starting from a synthesis of state of the art discussions on societal security, we will identify best practice cases exploring and assessing societal impacts of science and technology in the security domain and beyond, and carefully analyse their structural properties. This will be done in a multidisciplinary fashion from different perspectives, including end-users, stakeholders, researchers, policy-makers and NGOs. Bringing together these different perspectives in a series of workshops will create the basis for the development of a tool and a strategy for the sustainable implementation of societal impacts in future EU research activities in the field of security.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/nongovernmental organization

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

VEREIN FUR RECHTS-UND KRIMINALSOZIOLOGIE
Address
Museumstrasse 5/12
1070 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 105 930
Administrative Contact
Walter Hammerschick (Dr.)

Participants (5)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 80 678
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Hönert (Mrs.)
TRILATERAL RESEARCH & CONSULTING LLP
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 85 172
Address
Hammersmith Road 72 Crown House
W14 8TH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Wright (Mr.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 106 882,30
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 72 537,44
Address
.
FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eric Gibb (Mr.)
HAMBURG-CONSULT GESELLSCHAFT FUER VERKEHRSBERATUNG M.B.H
Germany
EU contribution
€ 47 401
Address
Spohrstrasse 6
22083 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthias Mueth (Dr.)